The pet industry must get better at communicating the many ways it works to improve the lives of companion animals, or risk letting activists cast our business in a negative light.
Pet retailers can improve their productivity and profitability by taking up these five effective habits shared by many successful small-business owners.
Independent pet specialty stores must understand and overcome the increasing competition they face from other brick-and-mortar retail channels in order to grow their share of the pet care market.
One veteran independent pet specialty retailer reveals the challenges that keep him up at night, as well as how his store's approach to customer service helps him sleep easier.
The 2015 edition of Global Pet Expo was a record-breaking event, according to a number of key metrics.
When retailers engage their local legislators and regulators, it is best that they do so armed with data about their businesses.
Prominent industry executives share their perspectives on the many opportunities and challenges facing pet specialty retailers today and in the future.
Five pet specialty retailers explain the challenges of running independent retail operations in today's marketplace.
Pet Fair Asia could be the key to unlocking the potential that Asian markets hold for North American pet product companies that are looking to expand their reach on a global level.
The ongoing partnership between the Pet Industry Distributors Association and American Pet Products Association is proving that, when working together, various elements of the pet industry can accomplish great things.
The long-term health of the pet industry will require collaboration among its many segments to fight legislative and regulatory threats.
Pet specialty retailers looking for product trends that will give them a leg up on the competition should pay close attention to several forces shaping the future of pet care.
The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council is closely monitoring and working on a number of current and emerging issues facing the ornamental aquarium industry.
A tiered pricing strategy can go a long way in helping pet specialty retailers attract a broad customer base across economic and demographic spectrums.
Retailers should make a New Year's resolution to be more politically engaged in order to protect their bottom line from onerous legislation.
Promoting â€˜Adopt, Don't Shop' programs is a risky strategy for the pet industry.
A recent study from the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation reveals that 97 percent of doctors believe there are health benefits to owning a pet.
The 13th-annual Pet Business Industry Recognition Awards honor the innovative products that are critical to the success of independent pet stores.
Since he became the leader of the American Pet Products Association, Bob Vetere has made it his mission to ensure the continued success of not only the organization's membership, but also the pet industry as a whole.
The success of the Pets in the Classroom program is being measured one child at a time.