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Know Your Own Strengths

Independent pet retailers of all shapes and sizes are taking advantage of their unique models to combat growing competition.

Flea Market

Stocking a wide assortment of effective and safe flea and tick products can help keep pets parasite free.

Fun Meets Function

ZippyPaws co-founder and vice president Jen Cao discusses her approach to designing the company’s award-winning lineup of pet toys and adventure gear.

Parental Guidance

Puppy and kitten products help pet owners care for their new best friends and can help retailers build a bond with customers.

Pick of the Litter

Jean Broders, senior brand manager for Kent Pet Group, discusses how World’s Best Cat Litter has been able to cement its position atop the natural litter category.

Pet Tech Gets Smart

New advances in pet product technology are changing not only how owners interact with companion animals, but also how retailers approach category sales.

Step Into the Spotlight

Pet stores have an opportunity to be recognized for their retail excellence at this year’s Global Pet Expo in March.

Exponential Growth

The latest edition of Pet Business’ Top 25 Retailers list reveals the staggering rate at which the pet specialty channel’s premier chains are expanding.

Designed With Love

With a passion for pets and great design, P.L.A.Y. offers beds, toys and accessories that both animals and owners can feel good about.

Selling in Style

Pittsburgh’s Healthy Pet Products is a successful fusion of owner Toni Shelaske’s wealth of knowledge in both store design and nutritional pet products.

It's Dinner Time

Beyond just eating and drinking, pet bowls can offer owners a variety of stylistic, travel and health functions for any need.

Pioneering Natural Health

Susan Weiss, CEO and founder of Ark Naturals Products for Pets, discusses the company’s two decades of innovating the pet health category.

The Pet Parenting Boom

A recent study by sales and marketing firm Acosta reveals key information about the shopping patterns of pet owners.

Open Wide

Retailers can support the growing awareness of the need for at-home oral care by providing a range of effective products to suit every pet and lifestyle.

Pet Industry All-Stars

Pet Business celebrates the best that the pet care category has to offer with the 15th-annual Industry Recognition Awards.

A Positive Approach to Conflict

Pet store managers must be prepared to resolve conflicts between staff members in a way that strengthens the team overall.

Proper Protection

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.

Send in the Reinforcements

Beyond keeping pets at their healthiest, remedies and supplements can also help retailers boost sales in other categories.

Globe-Trotting Pets

Pets are members of the family, which means they’re traveling just as much as their owners. Here’s how retailers can take advantage of this growing category.

Keeping Grain-Free Going

Consumer awareness of grain-free dog foods and treats is high, but this doesn’t mean pet specialty retailers can kick back and let the products sell themselves—retailers must educate, promote and discuss.
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