The variety of human health benefits associated with pet ownership makes it imperative that people continue to have access to the right four-legged friends.
Steve King, president of the Pet Industry Distributors Association, discusses the many opportunities and challenges facing pet industry retailers, distributors and manufacturers today.
Reliable studies on the current supply of dogs in the U.S. reveal that the industry must be proactive in ensuring that prospective pet owners continue to have access to the animal companions they choose.
The Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition’s new myBird campaign aims to breathe new life into the exciting world of bird ownership by increasing awareness of the joys and benefits of having a feathered friend.
Some of today’s hottest pet nutrition categories are defined not by what’s in the food, but rather what is left out.
Everyone in the industry must work to oppose pet sale bans and do their part to ensure that responsible breeders are successful.
There are four important dimensions to leadership in a service environment such as a pet store: creating a shared vision, developing teamwork, leveraging change and encouraging personal authority.
Research into the many benefits associated with the bond between people and pets makes the entire pet industry stronger.
In the pet food category, shoppers are increasingly attracted to products because of what is left out.
The pet industry’s total effect on the American economy amounted to $221 billion in 2015, generating nearly $23 billion in taxes for the federal, state and local governments.
While the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council was successful in improving the regulatory and business environment for the pet industry last year, there is much more work to be done in 2017.
The World Pet Association is constantly looking for exciting new ways to set its SuperZoo trade show and conference apart from other pet industry events.
For many pet owners, finding affordable homeowners or renters insurance can be difficult—but the pet industry can help.
The farm and feed channel has an opportunity to grow fresh revenue by leveraging some of the key trends from pet stores.
The entire pet industry must unify in order to successfully repel ongoing attacks by radical activists on pet owners’ freedom of choice.
A recent study by sales and marketing firm Acosta reveals key information about the shopping patterns of pet owners.
Reducing the potential harm from non-native species requires collaboration to develop a balanced course of action that begins, not ends, with risk assessment methods.
The World Pet Association’s 2016 Retail Operating Performance Report offers unique insight into the pet specialty channel.
No matter how they plan to vote on Election Day, retailers can learn a lot about shaping public perception by looking at how candidates run for office.
When it comes to combating substandard breeders, the new voluntary breeder certification program introduced by Purdue University is a better alternative to pet sale bans.