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Retailers and suppliers have enjoyed a windfall from consumers’ increased spending on pet products, as pet owners stocked on supplies up just as they did with other shelf-stable grocery items in March and April.

Pets enjoy a seat at the quarantined family dinner table

The trend of ‘pets as family’ grows stronger during pandemic, as do sales of pet food and products in supermarkets

By many measures, Americans’ pets have been surprising beneficiaries of the coronavirus pandemic, enjoying more quality time with shut-in families, watching their pantries fill up with food and treats and starring in viral videos.

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