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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.

Perfecting the Trim

While great scissor work depends on having the right tools and technique, it actually begins before you even pick up a pair of shears.

Getting the Most Out of Grooming

Five retailers discuss the opportunities and challenges that come with offering grooming services and self-service dog washes in pet stores.

Prime Performance

When it comes to selecting a point-of-sale system, retailers should examine key features that can improve the efficiency and profits of their business.

The Five Most Important Considerations When Selling Your Business

Two M&A experts share valuable guidelines for navigating a process that is always complicated and often overwhelming for business owners.

The Hottest Trends at SuperZoo

At the annual pet industry trade show in Las Vegas, manufacturers revealed which trends they are betting on in 2018 and beyond.

SuperZoo Sees Success in 2018

​Words won’t be able to fully convey the energy and excitement found at this year’s SuperZoo, which took place June 26-28 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Creating Modern Homes for Pets

Who says you have to choose between functional pet products and beautiful home décor?

Fashionably Great

Retailers should carry on-trend fashion items that cater to multiple tastes, lifestyles and occasions.

Adventure is Out There

As more young pet owners embrace an active way of life, they are bringing their pets along for the journey.

Local Love

Located in Santa Fe, N.M, Teca Tu embraces its community and regional culture in every aspect of its business, making it a standout pet specialty retailer in its home city and beyond.

Bob Vetere Discusses His Retirement from APPA

The president and CEO of the American Pet Products Association reflects on his time in the pet industry and lays out his expectations for the future.

Showing Appreciation

From barbecued brisket to live horse racing, Fauna Foods found unique ways to entertain attendees of its annual customer appreciation event.

Preparing the Pack

Kriser's takes employee training to new levels with programs tailored for Millennials.

At Your Service

At Woof! Orlando, owner Michelle Olds and her team provide dogs with a human-grade experience, whether they come in for a quick grooming appointment or an overnight stay.

Capitalizing on Cannabinoids

Retailers cannot afford to miss out on the sales potential of the rapidly growing cannabinoid category.

Tech it Out!

Electronic wizardry is redesigning the relationship between people and their pets.

Catching the Judge’s Eye

Becoming a successful competitive groomer requires not only great grooming skills, but also careful preparation, smart dog selection and impeccable conduct in the ring.

2018 Retailer of the Year: Kriser's Natural Pet

Kriser’s has combined a passion for helping animals with strong retail acumen and strategic planning to build a successful pet store chain that is growing in markets across the United States.

10 Sales-Boosting Marketing Techniques

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