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Teaching an old pet department new tricks

Retailers that focus on price, product trends can compete against online, specialty threats

Supermarket pet departments have been getting their lunch eaten for years by category killers such as Petco and PetSmart, and now a new threat is poking its hungry muzzle into the food bowl.

Online juggernaut Amazon has been growing its sales of pet products at a rate 10 times faster than the market overall, according to a recent report from One Click Retail, which tracks e-commerce sales. Amazon captured about $2 billion of the $67 billion U.S. market for pet supplies in 2016, accord

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