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Don’t give a dog just a bone: pet treats will raise the woof this Christmas

Retailers are expecting unprecedent demand for pet products and are shoring up in anticipation

Andrea Felsted

Santa Paws is coming to town.

Amid supply chain issues and fears that consumer confidence will crack under the weight of inflation, there is one segment expected to hold up this holiday season: gifts for our pets.

British retailer Pets at Home Group has a range of about 300 presents for dogs, cats and small animals — about the same as in 2020 — but it has bought stock in greater quantities than ever before, in anticipation of more people spoiling their furry friends. After enjoying a surge in festive sales last year, German online pet product retailer Zooplus has added more than 100 Christmas items. In the US, Chewy has expanded its holiday range, including its selection of personalised presents and a tie-up with Walt Disney for character-themed gifts...

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