Specialty distributors can be an invaluable resource in helping retailers leverage the high level of product innovation in the pet industry.
Brad Gruber, chief operating officer at Health Extension Pet Care, discusses how his company’s diverse lineup of nutrition, grooming and training products are a perfect fit for independent pet specialty stores.
Three executives from successful pet store chains discuss the role that the independent retailers play in brand building, and how ecommerce is affecting the dynamics between retailers and suppliers.
The executive team at Pet Supplies Plus has a plan designed to capture the attention of consumers and do all they can to never lose these shoppers once they come into the store.
Lucy Postins, founder and CEO of The Honest Kitchen, discusses how her company is raising the bar in the pet health food category.
While many Millennial consumers—born approximately between 1980 and 2000—want us to believe that they act totally different than previous generations, there are more and more signs that they do not.
The very real problem posed by substandard breeders and shelters will never be addressed effectively unless the pet industry and animal-welfare groups can come together for the good of the animals in question.
Would you be better off with more full-time employees in your aisles?
Len Horowitz, founder and CEO of 4 Paws Tech, discusses how his company is making dogs “beautiful by day and visible by night.”
Sara Kuris-Morgan, founder and CEO of Frenchie’s Kitchen, discusses how her company’s human-grade, made-in-the-USA diets meet the demands of today’s discerning pet owners.
Erin Breig, director of Rubie’s Pet Shop Boutique (A Division of Rubie’s Costume Company, Inc.), provides retailers with valuable advice on how to drive sales in the pet costume category.
David DeLorenzo, president of Vetscience LLC/Fruitables Pet Food, discusses his company’s approach to developing wholesome treats that effectively address common health issues in pets.
The pet industry’s ability to effectively react to rapid-response legislation that is driven by emerging issues requires vigilance and active engagement on the part of every industry member.
In order to build a winning online marketing strategy, pet specialty retailers must understand the growing impact of mobile devices.
Retailers themselves are the stars that have the most sway with the pet owners who come into their stores—or at least they should be.
The bottom line is that pet health care revenues are increasing at a double-digit rate, and businesses and individuals are getting rich off of it.
Samuel Cohen, vice president of marketing and sales for Healthy Pet, discusses what sustainability means in the pet products arena, and why retailers should care.
Ed Sayres and PIJAC's government affairs team summarize the powerful, but sometimes overlooked, legislative resources available to its members.
The pet industry can learn a lot from how the plastics industry mishandled its fight against dangerous activist propaganda.
Manfred Bogdahn, inventor of the flexi retractable leash, discusses how his company continues to drive success for pet retailers with best-in-class products and merchandising solutions.