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Building a Strong Foundation for Success

Public education and improved care are two keys to the continued health of a vibrant and diverse pet industry.

2017 Legislative Year in Review

The pet industry experienced both success and failure in fighting harmful legislation this year while building strong foundations for the future.

The Perfect Partners

A new study conducted by the Pet Industry Distributors Association is revealing what retailers want from their pet product distributors.

American Tails

As retailers satisfy consumer demand for pet products that are made in the USA, customers are discovering local sources for quality goods.

Improving Pet Nutrition

Dr. Dana Tomlinson, research nutritionist for Zinpro Corporation, discusses how the company is using key minerals to improve the health and performance of pets.

Once More, with Feeling

A pet industry veteran reflects on a long, successful career and offers his thoughts on how to ensure a bright future.

The Power of Collaboration

The pet industry can be proud of how we worked together to provide much-needed help to the people and pets impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The Fromm Family Tradition

Bryan Nieman, brand director for Fromm Family Foods, discusses the company’s growth, as well as its commitment to its community and independent pet retailers.

The Elements of Effective Outreach

The ability to communicate with animal activists, government officials and the general public is vital to the continued success of everyone in the pet industry.

A Natural Progression

Joe Wallington discusses his new role as president of Jones Naturals, as well as the multi-brand strategy that the company is using to drive growth in the dog chews category.

Putting Independents First

Dan Schmitz, national sales manager for KLN Family Brands, discusses the company’s unsurpassed commitment to independent pet retailers.

Fashion Forward

For PetRageous Designs, keeping up with the latest trends and embracing the humanization of pets is at the core of the business’ success.

Letting Their Hair—and Fur—Down

Conair, long a household name in human grooming products, has been gaining momentum in the pet products business.

Selling the Spa Experience

Taking the home-grooming experience beyond a simple clean cut, retailers have identified the demand for luxurious products to soothe and indulge pets.

The Big Three

While the Global Pet Expo and SuperZoo trade shows have proven to be vital to the ongoing success of the pet industry, the Pet Industry Leadership Conference coming up in January will be no less important.

A Big Step in Protecting Small

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council unveiled a new set of uniform standards of care for small animals such as small mammals, birds and reptiles.

The Honest Approach

Lucy Postins, founder and chief integrity officer of The Honest Kitchen, discusses her company’s commitment to supporting healthy pets and healthy independent pet stores.

How to Win in a Changing Marketplace

While pet specialty retailers face serious challenges in an evolving competitive environment, they can still be successful by playing to their strengths.

Zooming Into a New Era

Royal Pet Inc. is building on its 20-year history of crafting solution-oriented pet care products with the launch of an innovative line of edible dog chew toys.

Name Your Price

By re-evaluating their approach to sales margins, retailers can identify missed opportunities for potential profit and build a stronger foundation for their business.
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