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Diversity in Decline

Even as dog and cat ownership continues to rise, other pet categories are dropping off. What does this mean for the pet industry, and can the trend be reversed?

Lookin' Good

After more than three decades in the dog-apparel business, Fashion Pet is launching an exciting new brand that is sure to keep the company at the head of the pack.

Guarding the Food Supply

Pet retailers must do everything they can to ensure that the food products they sell are safe or risk putting the lives of pets, and their stores, in jeopardy.

Ordering Made Easy

After nine years of steady growth, Wholesalepet.com has re-launched with a multitude of new features and additional benefits for retailers.

A Passion for Pets & People

Mud Bay’s focus on doing what is best not only for pets, but also for its employees, has helped it become the Pacific Northwest’s premier independent pet retail chain

Confessions of a Pet Retailer

Forty-five years after he took over the family pet store, Al Selmer offers some insight into the challenges facing the modern independent pet retailer.

Bearing Fruit

Vetscience is shaking up the canine nutrition segment with its Fruitables line of natural weight-management and digestive health products.

Stylishly Functional

Jaradén’s pet-travel-related products combine upmarket design with functionality to appeal to the most discerning of pet owners.

Riding the Next Wave

Pet product marketers must prepare for the inevitable end of the baby-boomer boom by reaching out to emerging consumer demographics.

Natural Progression

The retail pet industry’s trend toward natural and eco-friendly products has quickly gained momentum over the past several years, and pet specialty stores are positioned to profit from this movement.

A Year to Remember

Bio-Groom celebrates its 40th anniversary by continuing to produce a healthy assortment of pet products, while staying sharply focused on quality.

Fighting for a Share

As mass retailers get more involved with the pet category, the onus is on pet specialty chains to come up with ways to survive and thrive in this increasingly crowded marketplace.

Inspired from the Inside, Out

In recent years company president Tony de Vos has led the way in creating a new Cardinal–more devoted to pets, people and the planet than ever.

Pet Industry Pioneers

The Kyjen Company is innovating the pet industry with a growing lineup of products designed to keep dogs active and engaged.

Training Basics

Using a well-developed employee education program to build a knowledgeable store staff is essential to the success of a pet specialty retail business.

Trend Watch 2011

While the pet industry, in general, seems poised to have a great year, there are five product segments that are expected to be particularly lucrative in 2011.

Something Old, Something New

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition marries a strong core business with new acquisitions and brand innovation to form a company that drives traffic and sales.

2010 Industry Recognition Awards

Pet Business’ ninth-annual Industry Recognition Awards honor standout products in a variety of pet care categories.

Niche Fulfilled

Pioneer aims to infuse the independent retail market with innovation.

On the Rebound

Whether or not the U.S. economy goes into a full-fledged recovery, next year is sure to present a variety of challenges and opportunities for pet specialty retailers.
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