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Ethical Products DinoBall

DinoBall is Ethical Products’ latest addition to the Push to Mute series.

Exclusively Dog Treats

Exclusively Pet has launched three treats under the Exclusively Dog Brand—Meatloaf Slices, Sausage Bits and Smokey Sticks.

Emerald Pet Products Smart n' Tarty Feline Health Treats

Smart n’ Tasty Feline Health Treats, from Emerald Pet Products, have upgraded ingredients and improved packaging with foil accents.

Dexas International MudBuster

Dexas International has released the MudBuster, a soft and gentle yet effective paw washer.

Collar Company aFan Aquarium Cooling Fan

The aFan Aquarium Cooling Fish Tank Fan, from Collar Company, is a cooling system designed for up to 100-liter tanks, either freshwater or marine.

Pets International Kaytee CritterTrail LED Habitat

Pets International has introduced the Kaytee CritterTrail LED Lighted Habitat and accessories.

Vital Planet Flora Dog and Flora Cat

Vital Planet’s species-specific daily probiotics contain 20 billion live cultures per serving.

PetRageous Designs Interactive Toys

Interactive toys from PetRageous Designs are designed to challenge and stimulate pets.

Summit Dog Company Chews

Summit Dog Company has released Summit Dog Chews, a low-fat cheese chew micro-sourced in Nepal’s Himalayan Mountains.

Groomers Helper ActiVac

Groomers Helper, the North American distributor for ActiVet, has introduced the ActiVac vacuum attachment tool to the U.S. market.

In Clover Tummy Trouble Fix It

In Clover pet supplements has launched Tummy Trouble Fix It, a new addition to its OptaGest digestive supplement line.

Kaytee Colorful Nests and Mats

Pets International has introduced the Kaytee Colorful Nests and Mats, designed to create a comfortable atmosphere for small pets.
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Archive »Trends

The Big Chill

Despite several recalls in 2015, the frozen pet food category continues to grow at a hot pace.

Spot-On Stain and Odor Solutions

Pet parents struggle to provide the most comfortable home for their animals, while also maintaining a clean, enjoyable space for their families and guests.

Cleaning Up with Natural Litter

Natural cat litter is available in many forms and textures, so manufacturers are helping consumers learn more about the options.
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Archive »Global Pet Expo Coverage

Tomorrow’s Trends Come to Life at Global Pet Expo

What will make pet store cash registers ring in 2016 and beyond?

Face-to-Face Value

While this year’s Global Pet Expo drew a record crowd of buyers and exhibitors, the real success of the event can be measured by the many business-driving connections that were made at the show.

A Display of Excellence

Pet Business, Coastal Pet Products and the organizers of Global Pet Expo honored 10 outstanding pet specialty retailers at Thursday’s Retailer Excellence Awards presentation.

New Products Showcase Winners Announced

Thursday night, Bob Vetere, president and CEO of the American Pet Products Association announced the winners of New Products Showcase awards at a ceremony on the show floor.
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Archive »Featured Articles

On the High Wire

Four single-unit pet specialty retailers reveal how they are stepping up to overcome the challenges facing small, independent pet stores in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace.

Six Essential Communication Skills for Managers

The performance of pet store employees ultimately depends on their leaders’ ability to effectively communicate expectations and goals.

The Big Chill

Despite several recalls in 2015, the frozen pet food category continues to grow at a hot pace.

New Hope for Responsible Breeders

When it comes to combating substandard breeders, the new voluntary breeder certification program introduced by Purdue University is a better alternative to pet sale bans.

Presents of Mind

With a unique selection of gifts for pets and pet lovers and the right marketing strategy, retailers can lay the groundwork for a successful holiday season of sales.
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Archive »Blogs

Will the Real Independents Please Stand Up?

Significant changes in the pet specialty retail landscape have made it difficult to distinguish which businesses qualify for this designation.

Speaking Their Language

From how dogs process speech to their responses to praise, new research is showing just how much we have in common with our canine companions.

Three Tips for Promoting Your Store with Snapchat

When used correctly, the popular smartphone app can be a great way for retailers to connect with pet owners.
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Archive »Retailer Profiles

Growing Local

Pet Supplies Plus is combining its considerable corporate resources with a passionate base of franchisees to drive a new era of expansion for the pet store chain.

Delivering Value with Private Label

A balance of quality and affordability has made Pet Supplies Plus' selection of private-label products quite popular with shoppers over the years.

Putting a Paw Print on Training

Pet Supplies Plus has a training strategy that not only ensures that its stores are staffed with knowledgeable team members, but also equips franchise owners with all of the resources they need to be successful with their businesses.
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Archive »Vendor Profiles

Better By Design

With a focus on comfort, style and safety, 2 Hounds Design offers a wide range of high-quality, custom-made collars, leashes and harnesses.

A Renewed Passion

New leadership and a new distribution model have jumpstarted growth for The Company of Animals’ U.S. operations.

Superfoods from the Sea

Grizzly Pet Products offers a range of high-quality, all-natural nutritional products for pets made from wild-caught, ocean-based ingredients.
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Archive »Show Coverage

Scenes from the P3 Pet Trade Show

The inaugural edition of the P3 Pet Trade Show in Chicago featured a host of new products, networking opportunties and educational events.

Great Expectations

Doug Poindexter, president of the World Pet Association, discusses the many business-driving opportunities that will be found at what is shaping up to be another record-breaking edition of SuperZoo.

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The Top 25 Pet Retailers in North America

The latest edition of Pet Business’ Top 25 Retailers list is populated with powerhouse pet store chains that continue to grow by leaps and bounds.

Three Pet Industry Predictions

While it is impossible to know exactly what the coming year will bring for the pet trade, there are a few developments that the industry can expect to see in 2016.

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