Sales of Pet Products Are Going One Way: Up
Pet products are big business.
In a recent issue of Forbes magazine, it was revealed that U.S. consumers annually spend more on pet products than they do on children's toys, by a whopping difference of $14 billion a year.
This figure would be no surprise to Suzanne Merritt, owner of Benson's Canine Cookies Inc., in Lakeland, who sees firsthand just how much pet owners are willing to spend on their dogs or cats. Merritt originally built her business on selling healthy organic pet food and treats, and has since expanded to carry upscale pet products in addition to health food products, Chinese herbs, and vegetarian pet cookies.
Lou on 12.29.04 @ 02:53 PM EST [link]