Gourmet and organic pet foods are gaining popularity, both at boutique pet stores and big-box retail chains. "If there's a trend in human food and supplements, you'll see it on the pet-food aisle," said Bob Vetere, president of APPA. "Gluten-free, vitamin-supplemented, breed-specific, senior formulas -- all of these have taken over the pet marketplace, and we're seeing the competition increasing."

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