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Barking Broader

Woof Gang Bakery, a franchise retailer based in Orlando, Fla., positions itself for sustained growth.

The Bigger They Are...

PetSmart and Petco have dominated the retail pet care market for the past 20-plus years, but the tide may be turning against the two big box stores as other retailers get more savvy and consumer's tastes change.

Perfecting Partnerships

Retailers can improve their stores' sales and profitability by taking full advantage of the services offered by pet specialty distributors.

Cat Power, By the Numbers

Looking closely at sales data and pet-owner attitudes reveals key feline opportunities for pet retailers.

Handling the Holidays

The holiday selling season can be a boon to pet specialty stores, provided that retailers have the right merchandising and marketing plans in place to take advantage of shopper's yuletide cheer.

Evolving App-etites

The growing popularity of pet-centric mobile applications can provide retailers with insight on how to appeal to increasingly technology-focused consumers.

The Cat's Meow

Ailurophile entrepreneurs in Mexico City prove that there is indeed a market for cat-centric retail.

Show Strategy

Retailers can ensure that they have a successful trade-show experience by making solid plans and taking advantage of every opportunity presented by the event.

The Evolution of Jack's

Built on a strong foundation of three generations of family ownership, Jack's Pets began operating on a whole new level when it was re-branded a few years ago.

Capital Catalysts

Drawn by the ongoing strength of the pet care market, private-equity investors are inexorably changing the industry landscape, and providing significant opportunities and challenges to pet specialty retailers along the way.

From Show Ring to Winner's Circle

The owners of New Jersey-based Cherrybrook transformed a modest retail booth at traveling dog shows into an award-winning pet store chain.

National Treasure

A look at what is driving the growing demand for pet products that are made in the USA, and how manufacturers and retailers are heeding the call.

Know Your Neighbors

Attracting and retaining high-value customers may be easier than most retailers think; but first, those customers have to be identified.

Boosting the Bottom Line

Experts from all across the pet industry offer up 50 strategies that independent pet retailers can use immediately to make more money.

Dual Survival

Four Your Paws Only has found the recipe to success by catering to both locals and visitors in its New Hampshire resort-town location.

Harnessing Raw Potential

Raw pet food and treats represent a product category in which independent retailers can thrive, provided they take the right approach to building a selection and educating customers.

Closing the Generation Gap

Insights from GfK's pet-market data reveal that younger consumers measure up well against Baby Boomers when it comes to pet ownership.

Savvy Surfing

By looking at the right data, pet specialty retailers can ensure that they are positioned to catch the next wave of hit products.

Make Social Media Work for Your Business

In today's high-tech world, using social media to promote a pet retail business is not only a good idea, it is imperative to the success.

Face Value

With the cost of being an employer increasing on multiple fronts, it is imperative that pet specialty retailers understand the true value of store staff and tailor their compensation accordingly.
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