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Charting Success

The results of the latest edition of Pet Business’ Annual Pet Specialty Retailer Survey paint the picture of a retail channel that is thriving as consumers continue to seek out the very best care for their animal companions.

Welcome to the New PetBusiness.com

Pet Business has raised its digital game with a brand new website that has a number of added features and a new format that is optimized for mobile viewing on a phone or tablet.

Strength in Diversity

Expanding an existing pet business with grooming services can be a great way to fuel growth, depending how the business owner goes about making such a splashy addition.

Diving Into the Data Stream

In today’s highly competitive, high-tech retail environment, pet stores that do not understand how to obtain and utilize key sales and customer information risk drowning in their own ignorance.

The Giving Spree

Taking a look at this year’s gifting trends at both ends of the leash can help pet retailers attract their share of sales during the holiday season.

A Spot-On Approach

The Wet Spot Tropical Fish in Portland, Ore., earned its status as an award-winning live animal retailer by focusing on unusual freshwater tropical fish and aiding the success of its loyal customer base of aquarium hobbyists.

Swinging for the Fences

For independent pet specialty retailers, access to the right metrics is the key to making a data-driven play for success.

True to its Roots

Twenty years after emerging in the pet industry, Zuke’s continues to do what it does best—produce healthy, natural treats.

Making Connections

Pet retailers can build critical relationships with politicians by following five simple tips.

Grading Classroom Pets

An ongoing study commissioned by the Pet Care Trust is revealing the positive impact that classroom pets can have on students in a number of developmental areas.

Building a Self-Motivated Staff

By focusing on posing the right questions instead of giving advice, pet store owners and managers can help their employees take responsibility for solving their own motivational problems.

Speedy Recovery

First-aid and wound-care products help pet owners care for their injured animals and help retailers become a trusted resource for the local pet-owning community.

Need to Gnaw

Health trends in the human and pet worlds are spurring expansion and innovation in the dog chew category.

Here Come the Holidays

When should pet retailers start preparing for the highly anticipated holiday selling season, and how can they make this year more lucrative than the last?

Engaging on Knee-Jerk Legislation

The pet industry’s ability to effectively react to rapid-response legislation that is driven by emerging issues requires vigilance and active engagement on the part of every industry member.

Reaching Customers on the Go

In order to build a winning online marketing strategy, pet specialty retailers must understand the growing impact of mobile devices.

Pet Industry Pillar

For more than 45 years, family-owned Coastal Pet Products has been a key partner and driver of success for pet specialty retailers.

A Match Made in Heaven

Pet product manufacturers are teaming up with stars to create and promote their wares, but does it really have an impact at retail?

Hidden Gold Mine

Ed Sayres and PIJAC's government affairs team summarize the powerful, but sometimes overlooked, legislative resources available to its members.

Lessons from the Past

The pet industry can learn a lot from how the plastics industry mishandled its fight against dangerous activist propaganda.
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