Central Mass. retailers, health providers reap benefit of pet population explosion
WORCESTER – From Halloween costumes, Christmas stockings and adorable outfits to high-tech toys, monitors and holistic products, there are myriad products on the market for consumers to care for, and spoil, their four-legged family members.
According to petfoodindustry.com, Amazon.com’s online sales of pet products in the U.S. totaled $430 million in the last quarter, higher than sales for those products in the UK, Germany and France.
And that is just Amazon. Sales of pet products and services totals more than $66 million annually, according to the American Pet Products Association, and continues to increase, and is considered “recession proof” by some in the industry.