A new regulatory board in West Virginia threatens to outlaw common pets like gerbils, hamsters and salamanders.
A knowledgeable staff and healthy livestock display setups are key to building a robust freshwater fish business.
Retailers that are looking to grow their marine livestock departments must first consider whether fish or invertebrates will be the key to that growth.
Retailers that are looking to boost sales need to put aside the old strategies and replace them with some fresh techniques.
When devising a merchandising scheme for the aquarium department, pet retailers must balance the needs of livestock with effective strategies for inspiring sales.
Bringing the public's attention to the wonders of the fish-keeping hobby is just one of the ways that the stars of television's Tanked are helping to support the aquarium trade.
Storeowners have a lot to gain by proactively interacting with staff, rather than managing from behind a perpetually closed door.
The Fish Gallery, in Texas, offers aquatics customers scalable, affordable options in a palatial retail setting
Careful category management can help retailers get to the heart of what can make their businesses thrive or tank.
Every retailer knows that customer service is key, but customer relations-a more personal and nuanced aspect of retailing-is just as critical to a store's overall operation.
Understanding the how, when and where of fish feeding-and communicating that knowledge to customers-boosts sales and ensures healthier, happier fish.
Nano-aquarium setups can be great for indoctrinating new hobbyists, but only if the pet store selling them provides the right guidance.
Attractive and well-designed display tanks play a vital role in driving a successful aquarium department.
Retailers and manufacturers in the aquatics segment of the pet industry are rethinking their strategies and adjusting to meet the challenging market forces they face today.
Employing a strategic approach to selling rocks as dÃ©cor items will benefit retailers, as well as their customers.
Much more than simply a decorative element in the aquarium, substrates play a vital role in the success of hobbyists and pet stores alike.
Aquatic Experience â€“ Chicago is reeling in aquarist enthusiasts to reinvigorate the fishkeeping sector of the pet industry.
For many retailers, livestock sales are bound to increase this fall, but clever merchandising and sourcing strategies can make sales soar.
Matthew J. Carberry, president of Sustainable Aquatics, discusses the opportunities and challenges facing independent pet retailers in the aquatic livestock trade.
Water testing is a fantastic service to offer-but first, retailers need to consider all the ins and outs of performing accurate and cost-effective analysis for customers.