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What’s Feeding Pet Stores?

Sales data collected from more than 11,000 pet specialty stores reveals the pet food trends that are driving success for retailers across the country.

Making Waves

Three successful aquatics-focused retailers discuss the unique opportunities and challenges they face in today’s marketplace.

A Way of Life

Driven by passion for a specific identity or set of values, several brands are proving their lifestyle-focused models can thrive in an industry growing ever more competitive.

Cultivating Success

While the pet industry has proven to be fertile ground for growing successful retail chains, expanding a one-store operation into a multi-unit powerhouse can be quite challenging—and risky—when you’re working with limited resources.

Preparing for Life After Millennials

The pet industry’s efforts to engage Millennials appear to be paying off quite nicely; but what is being done to build the next generation of pet owners?

2017 Retailer of the Year: Pet Food Express

Whether empowering staff, serving customers, supporting worthy causes or helping peers in the independent pet specialty channel, Pet Food Express adheres to an admirable ‘in it together’ philosophy.

Competing With Convenience

Brick-and-mortar pet retailers can effectively defend their market share from online competitors by making the shopping experience easier for customers.

First, Do No Harm

For Earth Animal founders Dr. Bob and Susan Goldstein, their veterinary oath provides the foundation on which all of their decisions and products as a company have been built.

Filling an Important Function

Treats with CBD and other on-trend ingredients support various health issues for pets.

As Nature Intended

Raw diets for cats and dogs are becoming more of a household staple, so retailers should educate themselves on the benefits and safety of feeding pets raw foods.

The Latest Science Behind Supplements

Manufacturers point to research that indicates how supplements can help support pet health.

Red, White and Chew

The Made in the USA trend is putting the patriotism back in pet supplies.

For the Pets Who Have Everything

Gifts provide fun, incremental purchases during the holidays and year-round.

Holiday Hustle

How stores are preparing displays for the holiday season.

Creating Modern Pet Containment Spaces

Whether keeping pets in—or threats out—pet gates, pens and crates help consumers keep their homes peaceful and secure.

Active Accessories

These pet products are perfect for any type of adventure.

10 Sales-Boosting Marketing Techniques

There are a variety of strategies that retailers can utilize to increase store revenue in the digital age.

Experience Over Everything

Bark Out Loud Doggie Boutique & Café makes an impact with local pet owners by hosting charming events and marketing with a personal touch.

Supplementary Success

These supplements and functional treats can be seamlessly incorporated into a pet’s diet in order to improve health and wellness.

Bringing the Power of CBD to Pets

Medipets CBD is leveraging its parent company’s proven success in developing all-natural cannabidiol products to support pet wellness.
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