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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.

Building Bonds

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

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.

A Natural Progression

Joe Wallington discusses his new role as president of Jones Naturals, as well as the multi-brand strategy that the company is using to drive growth in the dog chews category.

Putting Independents First

Dan Schmitz, national sales manager for KLN Family Brands, discusses the company’s unsurpassed commitment to independent pet retailers.

Problem-Free Problem Solving

Pet store owners and managers can solve issues successfully and efficiently by identifying the right approach and devoting the appropriate amount of time.

A Shared Vision for the Human-Animal Bond

The healing power of pets must be better understood and accepted as a key contributor to human health and wellness.

Coalitions to Take Lawmakers by Storm

The collaboration of pet business owners and their allies will lead to greater success in achieving legislative goals.

Health Food for Pets

Jeff Valdez, customer care manager for Pets Global, discusses the company’s popular Zignature and Fussie Cat food brands, as well as its new high-protein Essence diets.

Leading a New Pack

Steve King discusses his transition from president of the Pet Industry Distributors Association to CEO of the American Pet Products Association, as well as the opportunities and challenges facing the entire pet industry.

A Show of Global Proportions

Andrew Darmohraj, executive vice president and COO of the American Pet Products Association, discusses what exhibitors and attendees can expect from this year’s Global Pet Expo.

An International Event

Anne Ferrante, senior vice president of member relations and business development for the American Pet Products Association, explains how the organization—and Global Pet Expo—help drive the pet industry’s worldwide appeal.

Strong Bonds, Bright Future

Developing strong human-animal bonds will ensure a successful future for the pet industry.

How to Succeed With Pet Services

Branching out into pet services makes good business sense for retailers, but you must take the right steps to make the most of this burgeoning part of the pet care market.

Bob Vetere Discusses His Retirement from APPA

The president and CEO of the American Pet Products Association reflects on his time in the pet industry and lays out his expectations for the future.

The Premier Industry Event

What’s in a name? With Global Pet Expo, there’s more to it than you might think.

Fewer Ingredients, More Sales

Some of today’s hottest pet nutrition categories are defined not by what’s in the food, but rather what is left out.

Trade Show Tips

The recent Atlanta Pet Fair and upcoming SuperZoo trade shows both offer professional groomers a great opportunity to gain the resources necessary for driving their businesses to new heights.
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