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Jumping Hurdles

Five pet specialty retailers explain the challenges of running independent retail operations in today's marketplace.

Emerging Opportunities

Pet specialty retailers looking for product trends that will give them a leg up on the competition should pay close attention to several forces shaping the future of pet care.

Putting a Price Tag on Success

A tiered pricing strategy can go a long way in helping pet specialty retailers attract a broad customer base across economic and demographic spectrums.

A Breed Apart

The 13th-annual Pet Business Industry Recognition Awards honor the innovative products that are critical to the success of independent pet stores.

Unifying the Pet Industry

Since he became the leader of the American Pet Products Association, Bob Vetere has made it his mission to ensure the continued success of not only the organization's membership, but also the pet industry as a whole.

Just Keep Swimming

Three successful fish-focused independent pet retailers illustrate the many challenges and opportunities facing the aquatics category.

Thinking Big, Acting Locally

Animal Supply Company, Pet Business' 2014 Distributor of the Year, is leveraging its expanding resources to help pet specialty retailers on a local level.

The Bigger They Are...

PetSmart and Petco have dominated the retail pet care market for the past 20-plus years, but the tide may be turning against the two big box stores as other retailers get more savvy and consumer's tastes change.

Perfecting Partnerships

Retailers can improve their stores' sales and profitability by taking full advantage of the services offered by pet specialty distributors.

The Evolution of Jack's

Built on a strong foundation of three generations of family ownership, Jack's Pets began operating on a whole new level when it was re-branded a few years ago.

Capital Catalysts

Drawn by the ongoing strength of the pet care market, private-equity investors are inexorably changing the industry landscape, and providing significant opportunities and challenges to pet specialty retailers along the way.

Boosting the Bottom Line

Experts from all across the pet industry offer up 50 strategies that independent pet retailers can use immediately to make more money.

Face Value

With the cost of being an employer increasing on multiple fronts, it is imperative that pet specialty retailers understand the true value of store staff and tailor their compensation accordingly.

The Changing Landscape

Six prominent industry executives discuss the key forces that will shape the future of pet retailing.

What Tomorrow Brings

Pet Business examines three major challenges that threaten the pet industry's well-being, and how retailers should prepare for what it is to come.

Head of the Class

The 2014 Pet Business Top 25 Retailers List reveals that North America's mid-sized pet specialty chains continue to grow stronger-thanks, in large part, to a clear focus on service and nutrition.

A Celebration of Innovation

With the 12th-annual Industry Recognition Awards, Pet Business honors the ground-breaking products that are driving growth in the pet care market.

Sink or Swim

Retailers and manufacturers in the aquatics segment of the pet industry are rethinking their strategies and adjusting to meet the challenging market forces they face today.

Self Examination

Five retail executives discuss the pet industry's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, as well as how these factors are impacting their businesses.

The Changing Face of Pet Ownership

The pet industry will have to respond to fundamental changes in consumer demographics in order to maintain success to the year 2020 and beyond.
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