When it comes to sales of pet food, Wal-Mart is top dog. Its push last year to gain a greater share of the recession-proof category not only catapulted pet food to Wal-Mart's top-selling food and beverage category, but the retailer's Ol' Roy store brand outsells all national brands. “Wal-Mart owns the No. 1 dog food in the world,” Spencer Blaker, a consultant with Willard Bishop, Barrington, Ill., told SN. Helping to solidify the bare-bones retailer's position is its attractive price ...

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