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Profitably Playful

Sales of interactive dog toys and puzzles are trending up, powered by the benefits to dogs and owners these products offer, but pet specialty retailers will still have to put some muscle into their merchandising.

From Lost to Found

Pet retailers who fail to optimize their website for mobile devices and for local search are missing out on valuable foot traffic and business.

The Power of Pets

The pet industry’s total effect on the American economy amounted to $221 billion in 2015, generating nearly $23 billion in taxes for the federal, state and local governments.

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.

Shaping Our Own Destiny

While the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council was successful in improving the regulatory and business environment for the pet industry last year, there is much more work to be done in 2017.

Finding an Edge

The World Pet Association is constantly looking for exciting new ways to set its SuperZoo trade show and conference apart from other pet industry events.

Parental Guidance

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

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.

Insuring the Future

For many pet owners, finding affordable homeowners or renters insurance can be difficult—but the pet industry can help.

Pampering on the Range?

The farm and feed channel has an opportunity to grow fresh revenue by leveraging some of the key trends from pet stores.

Time to Make a Difference

The entire pet industry must unify in order to successfully repel ongoing attacks by radical activists on pet owners’ freedom of choice.

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.
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