With all the talk about Millennials over the past several years, it may seem impossible that pet industry prognosticators could have underestimated the impact that these consumers have had—and will continue to have—on our marketplace.
The pet industry’s total effect on the American economy amounted to $221 billion in 2015, generating nearly $23 billion in taxes for the federal, state and local governments.
Are you ready to market your services to a whole new generation of pet owners? Let’s hope so, because your ability to do so is sure to impact your grooming business—for better or worse.
Remember when it was easy to build and sustain a successful pet retail operation? Yeah, neither do I.
While the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council was successful in improving the regulatory and business environment for the pet industry last year, there is much more work to be done in 2017.
The World Pet Association is constantly looking for exciting new ways to set its SuperZoo trade show and conference apart from other pet industry events.
Success in the pet specialty channel is not solely the domain of the companies on the Top 25 Retailers list.
Reducing the potential harm from non-native species requires collaboration to develop a balanced course of action that begins, not ends, with risk assessment methods.
John Bosserman, sales and marketing manager for Wholesome Hide, discusses his company’s commitment to producing only the highest quality products using USA-sourced beef hide.
Nicole Spain, brand manager for BPV Environmental, reveals how the company’s Fresh News brand has stayed at the forefront of the natural/eco-friendly pet products movement.
Could shoppers’ post-election hangover end up putting a lump of coal in retailers’ stocking this holiday season?
Laura Taylor, owner of Woofables Bakery, discusses how a customized selection of her company’s gourmet pet treats can help pet specialty retailers stand out from the competition.
Recent headlines indicate that online competitors are about to become even more dangerous.
Significant changes in the pet specialty retail landscape have made it difficult to distinguish which businesses qualify for this designation.
Many pet specialty retailers are having trouble finding good, hard-working and trustworthy people to help work their stores.
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.
Professionals who make their living working with pets should play a valuable role in discussions about animal care legislation and regulation.
Specialty distributors can be an invaluable resource in helping retailers leverage the high level of product innovation in the pet industry.
Brad Gruber, chief operating officer at Health Extension Pet Care, discusses how his company’s diverse lineup of nutrition, grooming and training products are a perfect fit for independent pet specialty stores.
Three executives from successful pet store chains discuss the role that the independent retailers play in brand building, and how ecommerce is affecting the dynamics between retailers and suppliers.