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The Honest Approach

Lucy Postins, founder and chief integrity officer of The Honest Kitchen, discusses her company’s commitment to supporting healthy pets and healthy independent pet stores.

Taking Fetch to a New Level

Debbie Hamill, chief marketing officer at iFetch, discusses how the company is helping dogs around the world stay healthy, happy and out of trouble with engaging play products.

Sticking the Landing

The first-ever Washington fly-in will give pet industry professionals the chance to meet with officials in Congress to discuss legislation and regulations.

Communication is Key

Pet businesses need to keep in touch with their constituents to ensure a lasting relationship.

Uphill Battle

PIJAC has tackled thousands of bills in the first half of the year and will continue to fight battles of behalf of pet retailers.

Nourishing Pets and Pet Stores

Michael Landa, founder and CEO of Nulo Pet Food, discusses how his company has embraced the role of innovator in the pet nutrition category while driving new business into the independent pet specialty channel.

The Fromm Family Tradition

Bryan Nieman, brand director for Fromm Family Foods, discusses the company’s growth, as well as its commitment to its community and independent pet retailers.

The Cat’s Meow

Libby He, marketing and ecommerce director for PetPals Group, discusses how the company is making life better for felines and their owners with a wide range of functional, eco-friendly furniture and toys.

Community Building

The intrinsic value of World Pet Association events is that they enable pet industry professionals to join their tribe and reignite their passions.

How to Win in a Changing Marketplace

While pet specialty retailers face serious challenges in an evolving competitive environment, they can still be successful by playing to their strengths.

Making a Splash

Barton O’Brien, founder and CEO of BAYDOG, explains how this young company is helping independent pet retailers stand out with a growing lineup of high-quality dog accessories.

Whole Body Wellness

Pet health is a major concern, and the more retailers understand what pet parents are looking for, the more products they will sell.

Sweet Success

Lisa Momberger, co-owner of Honey I’m Home, discusses how the company’s growing lineup of honey-glazed buffalo treats and chews are winning over even the pickiest pets with a unique sweet and salty taste.

Passion at P.L.A.Y.

Natalie Hennessy, senior public relations and marketing manager at P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You), discusses how the company takes an environmentally and socially responsible approach to creating a growing lineup of fun and functional products for pets.

Building Bonds

Pets in the Classroom is forging a link between teachers, students and pet retailers.

A Helping Spirit

James Brandly, content writer and public relations manager for TropiClean, discusses the company’s wide range of solution-oriented products and strong commitment to community service.

Solving the Pet Waste Problem

Paul Cannella, president and founder of PoopBags.com, discusses how his company continues to stand out in the pet industry more than a decade after it first innovated the pick-up bags category.

Showing the Love

Eric Abbey, president and founder of Loving Pets Products, discusses how the company constantly invests in providing only the highest quality products for the benefit of pets and retailers alike.

The Elements of Effective Outreach

The ability to communicate with animal activists, government officials and the general public is vital to the continued success of everyone in the pet industry.

Facing a Whole New World Together

Small, independent retailers play an important role in leading the pet industry into a future filled with change.
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