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.
The executive team at Pet Supplies Plus has a plan designed to capture the attention of consumers and do all they can to never lose these shoppers once they come into the store.
According to at least one retailer, MAP and MRP policies could pose a danger to the same retailers they are meant to protect.
Lucy Postins, founder and CEO of The Honest Kitchen, discusses how her company is raising the bar in the pet health food category.
While many Millennial consumers—born approximately between 1980 and 2000—want us to believe that they act totally different than previous generations, there are more and more signs that they do not.
A bill currently being considered in New York highlights the prominent place that pets have risen to in modern culture.
The very real problem posed by substandard breeders and shelters will never be addressed effectively unless the pet industry and animal-welfare groups can come together for the good of the animals in question.
Would you be better off with more full-time employees in your aisles?
Len Horowitz, founder and CEO of 4 Paws Tech, discusses how his company is making dogs “beautiful by day and visible by night.”
Sara Kuris-Morgan, founder and CEO of Frenchie’s Kitchen, discusses how her company’s human-grade, made-in-the-USA diets meet the demands of today’s discerning pet owners.
Creating the perfect combination of business model and franchisees is no easy feat.
One of the great things about the pet industry is that it is full of passionate people who are not afraid to offer their two cents on any given subject, regardless of how expected or unexpected their opinion might be.
Is the U.S. on the edge of a catastrophic puppy shortage?
Could the phenomenal growth of regional pet store chains ultimately have a negative impact on the broader pet industry?
What will new private-equity ownership mean for the big-box chain in 2016 and beyond?
There is still plenty of reason for pet retailers to be merry, even if they are experiencing a slow start to holiday sales.
There is a strong list of candidates that could potentially fill the void left by a big-box combination.
Retailers must look beyond high profit margins to ensure that products deliver true health benefits.
Erin Breig, director of Rubie’s Pet Shop Boutique (A Division of Rubie’s Costume Company, Inc.), provides retailers with valuable advice on how to drive sales in the pet costume category.