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What Pet Stores Can Learn from the Demise of Toys R Us

The spiraling health of the country’s premier toy store chain provides some tough lessons that every specialty retailer should heed.

Keeping Pets Safe in the Air

The recent death of a dog on a United Airlines flight is a reminder about the importance of pet travel safety education.

New Program Aims to Prevent Infectious Disease

The Heroes for Healthy Pets Infectious Disease Management Certification Program serves as a reminder to all retailers about the importance of pet healthcare management.

Why It Matters Where You Locate Your Pet Store

There are a variety of factors that pet retailers must consider before choosing the right spot to open a store.

What Does the Blue Buffalo Acquisition Mean for Pet Stores?

General Mills' purchase of one of the pet specialty channel's leading pet food brands could have serious implications for pet stores.

New Insights on Millennial Pet Owners

A new survey reveals just how much Millennials love their pets, and how they spend their money.

A Short History of the Pet Industry

The pet care market has undergone an incredible evolution over the years.

Going for Gold

Some pet businesses and organizations have viewed the 2018 Winter Olympics as a valuable marketing opportunity.

How Retailers Can Help Prevent Pet Theft

Educate your customers about the importance of pet theft prevention and preparedness.

How to Show Your Affection on National Love Your Pet Day

If you forgot to get your favorite animal a gift for Valentine’s Day, don’t worry.

Westminster Dog Show Sees Surprising Results

For the first time since 2001, a bichon frisé took the top prize at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Improve Customer Retention With This Loyalty Program Tip

Pet stores can provide extra incentive to shoppers with one simple move.

If Toys R Us Can’t Beat Big-Box and Online Retailers, Who Can?

Pet specialty retailers can gain some valuable lessons from the toy chain, which has fallen on hard times.

Google Says Americans Want Safer Cars for Pets

A new report from Google found that U.S. consumers are searching for pet-friendly car accessories.

3 Strategies You Should Steal from Amazon's Playbook

As Amazon ramps up its focus on the pet category, here's how you can learn from its approach to innovation.

Franchising a Pet Business

What can we learn about franchising from two Franchise 500 companies?

Is Your Cat Left-Pawed?

When a cat bats a toy, walks down stairs or even steps into a litter box, it favors the use of one front paw over the other.

Annual Puppy Bowl Features Hurricane Rescue Dogs

Team Fluff may have won the game, but aren’t we all winners with this much cuteness on TV?

Amazon Reveals Bold Plans for Pet Category

At the recent Pet Industry Leadership Conference, key executives from Amazon provided insight on the internet retail giant’s strategy for growing its pet business.

There Should Be More Dog-Friendly Cafés

Who wouldn't want to be able to bring their dog everywhere they go?
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