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At the Forefront of Fishkeeping

Paul Stevenson, president of Reef One Inc., discusses the state of aquatics and how his company is bringing a new level of innovation to the category.

An Independent Spirit

Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet is a prime example of how a regional chain can stand up to big-box competitors by delivering high-quality products and customer service in a neighborhood pet shop atmosphere. That is why it has been named Pet Business' 2013 Retailer of the Year.

A Family Tradition

Tom Nieman, owner of Fromm Family Foods, discusses how this family-owned company has been committed to innovating the pet food category for more than half a century.

Quality is King

Naomi Kirby, DVM, MS, technical services manager for Pet King Brands, discusses the company's commitment to offering effective solutions to common pet ailments.

Getting a Handle on Healthcare

While the ultimate impact of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act remains to be seen, some of the challenges and opportunities that it will present to pet retailers are already apparent.

The Power of One

Facing an unprecedented amount of competition and economic pressure, single-store pet retailers must be nimble in leveraging their unique strengths or fall by the wayside.

Raw Enthusiasm

Marie Moody, founder and chairman of Stella & Chewy's, a frozen and freeze-dried dinner and treat manufacturer based in Milwaukee, discusses how her company and the raw food category have transformed over the past decade.

Water, Water Everywhere

Bryce Lien, president and founder of H2O4K9, discusses how his company's portable water bottles/bowls are meeting a critical need for today's active dogs.

A License to Innovate

Steven Shweky, president of Fetch… for pets!, discusses how his company has become a leader in the licensed products arena and how retailers can profit from this dynamic category.

Restoring Confidence

Today's shoppers are approaching the pet food aisle with a healthy dose of skepticism, so pet retailers must go above and beyond to ensure confidence in this important segment of their business.

Mind Your Managers

The challenge of finding, developing and retaining good store managers can be made much easier if storeowners take the right steps.

Building a Better Bandage

Jennifer DiGrazia, CEO of PawFlex Inc., discusses wound care for pets and the growing importance of the health care category in pet stores.

Nutrition Goes Hi-Tek

Leonard Powell, president and founder of Hi-Tek Rations, discusses how his company's super-premium pet foods give independent pet stores a leg up on the competition.

The Strong Survive

While the past five years of economic strife have proven disastrous for many retailers, five pet specialty chains prove that it is possible to not only survive, but grow in a difficult economy.

So Good

Sojos co-owner Maggie Johnson shares the simple secret to the company's continued success and why its products stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Supporting the Troops

Jonathan Zelinger, president of Ethical Products, discusses his company's new licensed program with America's VetDogs.

Taking the Puppy Out of the Window

Three independent pet retailers share their experiences of life after puppy sales.

Solving the Wet-Dog Dilemma

Joanna Rein, president of Soggy Doggy Productions, discusses how her company is helping pet stores clean up by tackling the problem of sloppy dogs.

Honoring Innovation

Pet Business celebrates the best that the pet care category has to offer with the 11th annual Industry Recognition Awards.

Natural Problem Solverz

Bud Groth, owner of PetzLife, discusses the evolution of the company's oral care line, as well as its expansion into new pet care categories.
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