An employee stock ownership plan is an option that more pet business owners should consider as an employee benefit, or as an alternative to selling to outsiders.
After a tragic wakeup call almost 10 years ago, the pet food industry continues to work at regaining and maintaining pet owners’ trust.
Manufacturers continue to work hard at mitigating the risks associated with raw diets while retailers educate consumers about safe-handling practices.
Specialty distributors can be an invaluable resource in helping retailers leverage the high level of product innovation in the pet industry.
Jeff Logan, director of marketing for Dexas International, Ltd., discusses how his company has taken its unique brand of innovation from housewares to pet care.
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.
With a focus on comfort, style and safety, 2 Hounds Design offers a wide range of high-quality, custom-made collars, leashes and harnesses.
This year’s holiday assortments will feature bold colors, fun and functional gifts, and even something to bring to parties.
Extraordinary innovation is leading first-aid-supply manufacturers to create healing products to maximize comfort and ensure pet health.
Thanks to its charming nature and delightful appearance, the crested gecko is reigning supreme as the industry’s most popular pet lizard.
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 Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council is leading the way in setting standards for small animal care, but the organization needs help from every facet of the pet industry.
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.
A balance of quality and affordability has made Pet Supplies Plus' selection of private-label products quite popular with shoppers over the years.
Pet Supplies Plus has spent the past three decades constructing a consistent retail experience while leveraging the entrepreneurial spirit of its franchisee owner-operators.
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.
Pet owners’ demand for transparency is taking limited ingredient diets to a new level.
Four tips for creating engaging and eye-catching merchandising displays, and upgrading and maintaining customer-friendly store designs.
When carried out correctly by retailers, empowering store associates to make some decisions on their own will result in exceptional service for customers.
Driven by her passion for customer service and natural health, owner Tammi Janel goes beyond the products on the shelves to offer a holistic wellness experience for pets and people at Blackbird’s Bowl.