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The Power of Effective Distribution

While the pet specialty channel’s distribution landscape has gotten smaller over the years, the value that distributors bring to manufacturers and retailers continues to grow.

Putting Pet Food in Focus

Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, editor-in-chief of Petfood Industry/Petfood Forum, explains what attendees can expect to find at this year’s Petfood Forum and why retailers should attend.

Pet Care Community Legislative and Regulatory Landscape Overview

PIJAC expects to see increased activity impacting the pet care community in the upcoming year.

Resolve to be Proactive in 2019

Preparation is critical to keeping your business—and the pet care community—in top shape.

Healthy Limits

Pet diets with abbreviated ingredients lists are on the rise, but retailers must understand what these foods offer and how to evaluate the options on the market to succeed in this category.

Nothing Hidden in the Hides

Ken Ludwick, manager of Tasman’s Natural Pet, explains how tight control over where and how the company’s raw materials are obtained enable it to reliably produce safe, high-quality rawhide chews.

Rising to Meet the AMR Challenge

The pet industry must work together to address the growing concerns around antimicrobial resistant germs.

Engaging Customers

Connecting with shoppers can be a great way to ensure they continue visiting your store.

Head to Tail Health

These grooming products are specially formulated to keep the skin and coat in top condition.

Local Love

Located in Santa Fe, N.M, Teca Tu embraces its community and regional culture in every aspect of its business, making it a standout pet specialty retailer in its home city and beyond.

Top Tubs

These bathing systems chase away the bath time blues by offering unique features that keep grooming easy and efficient.

Smooth Clipper Work in Three Passes or Less

Achieve a perfect finish on short, low-maintenance trims by following these simple suggestions.

Going Beyond the Splash & Dash

Bathing a dog seems like it should be easy, but there are so many things to consider if you’re going to do it right.

Scenes from the Show Floor

A look at some of the eye-catching exhibitions at Global Pet Expo.

How Decision-Making Styles Determine Success

A recent study conducted for the Pet Industry Distributors Association revealed a close correlation between business success and how a retailer gathers business intelligence.

Bowl Bliss

From adjustable feeders to collapsible bowls, this selection features innovative products that will make mealtime mess-free.

2017 Legislative Year in Review

The pet industry experienced both success and failure in fighting harmful legislation this year while building strong foundations for the future.

The Re-Graining of Pet Food

After several years of watching the grain-free movement reshape the pet food category, the industry is suddenly seeing a resurgence of grain-in diets.

Growing Your Gift Selection

With the holiday season around the corner, it’s time to start merchandising your store with products that are perfect for spreading yuletide cheer.

Healthcare at Home

With the right approach to education and merchandising, the first-aid and wound care category offers both an opportunity to build customer relationships and strong sales potential.
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