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A Matter of Trust

In protecting the perception of premium and super-premium pet foods in the eyes of consumers, pet specialty retailers shoulder a critical responsibility and gain an unmatched opportunity.

Keeping It Simple

As more dog owners shy away from complex foods containing unpronounceable ingredients, producers of limited-ingredient diets are keeping it simple, devising natural, recognizable options.

Standards in Practice

What the Professional Pet Groomers and Stylists Alliance’s Standards of Care for Safety and Sanitation mean to you and your business.

Happy Trails for Furry Tails

Many pet parents are hitting the road and jet setting with their furry loved ones in tow, yet only manufacturers and retailers that meet their travel needs will be invited along for the ride.

Well-Being Boosters

Retailers have an opportunity to build customer relationships and help pets live the healthiest lives possible by investing in the remedies and supplements category.

Best in Breed

With the 14th-annual Industry Recognition Awards, Pet Business celebrates the most exciting and innovative products in the pet industry.

First-Aid for Pets

Dealing with animal health issues is an inevitable part of being a pet owner, and savvy retailers are ready to help with a comprehensive and well-merchandised selection of solutions.

What Happens if Petco and PetSmart Merge?

With rumors swirling of a potential merger between pet retail titans PetSmart and Petco, the pet industry is left to ponder the chances of such a union, and the possible implications for everyone else.

Tag Along

With the right pet identification product selection, retailers can help bring pets back home and customers back to their stores.

Four Brands, One Focus

WellPet continues to build on its long history as an innovator of natural pet nutrition by constantly looking to improve the products offered under its Wellness, Old Mother Hubbard, Holistic Select and Eagle Pack brands.

Domesticating the Pet Shop

Demand for Made in the USA fare continues to grow steadily in pet stores, as consumers have become increasingly cautious regarding the origin of the products they give to their animal companions.

Tapping Into the Treat Surge

Pet specialty retailers can leverage the fast-paced sales growth and innovation in the treat category with the right stocking and merchandising strategies.

Measuring the Impact of Natural Pet Products

Natural products represent a big opportunity for pet specialty retailers that can identify and respond to the latest sales trends.

Naturally Nooga

Nooga Paws has brought the natural pet product movement to the bustling city of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Solving Skin & Coat Problems

Skin and coat issues can be a source of incredible discomfort for dogs and a huge worry for pet owners who are often at a loss as to what to do.

Pet Food Evolution

Dog and cat food are the lifeblood of pet specialty stores, providing them with the repeat customers they need to thrive.

Selling Stain & Odor Products

Manufacturers are responding to consumer demand for products that remove, not mask, stains and odors.

Beating the Bans

A new model ordinance in Macomb County, Mich., puts a spotlight on how dangerously misguided pet sale bans can be. The question is, how will the industry fight back?

A Diamond in the Ruff

Entrepreneur Gary Albert found retail success with an inviting industrial chic ambiance and a judiciously selected assortment of premium pet products.

The Sky's the Limit for Raw Diets

With more dog owners dialing into the benefits of feeding their pets raw foods, the freeze-dried category is taking off, fueled by these products’ nutritional value, ease-of-use and portability.
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