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Giving Thanks

As 2015 draws to a close, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council reflects on the great strides that the industry has made in coming together for the common good.

Beating the Bans

A new model ordinance in Macomb County, Mich., puts a spotlight on how dangerously misguided pet sale bans can be. The question is, how will the industry fight back?

The Lifeblood of the Pet Industry

The future of the pet trade—and pet ownership in general—depends on the ability of all segments of the industry to coordinate their efforts to proactively address threats.

Making Connections

Pet retailers can build critical relationships with politicians by following five simple tips.

Grading Classroom Pets

An ongoing study commissioned by the Pet Care Trust is revealing the positive impact that classroom pets can have on students in a number of developmental areas.

Engaging on Knee-Jerk Legislation

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.

Reaching Customers on the Go

In order to build a winning online marketing strategy, pet specialty retailers must understand the growing impact of mobile devices.

Hidden Gold Mine

Ed Sayres and PIJAC's government affairs team summarize the powerful, but sometimes overlooked, legislative resources available to its members.

Lessons from the Past

The pet industry can learn a lot from how the plastics industry mishandled its fight against dangerous activist propaganda.

Giving David a Bigger Slingshot

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, which has defended the pet trade from attacks by animal-rights activists for more than 40 years, is getting some much-needed support from a new partnership.

Unifying the Pet Industry

A new partnership between the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council and the Pet Leadership Council has the potential to positively influence the public's perception of the pet industry.

Telling Our Story

The pet industry must get better at communicating the many ways it works to improve the lives of companion animals, or risk letting activists cast our business in a negative light.

5 Effective Habits of Successful Small-Business Owners

Pet retailers can improve their productivity and profitability by taking up these five effective habits shared by many successful small-business owners.

Global Growth

The 2015 edition of Global Pet Expo was a record-breaking event, according to a number of key metrics.

Back It with Facts

When retailers engage their local legislators and regulators, it is best that they do so armed with data about their businesses.

Wise Men Go East

Pet Fair Asia could be the key to unlocking the potential that Asian markets hold for North American pet product companies that are looking to expand their reach on a global level.

Cooperation in Action

The ongoing partnership between the Pet Industry Distributors Association and American Pet Products Association is proving that, when working together, various elements of the pet industry can accomplish great things.

Pulling Together

The long-term health of the pet industry will require collaboration among its many segments to fight legislative and regulatory threats.

Diving Deep

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council is closely monitoring and working on a number of current and emerging issues facing the ornamental aquarium industry.

Resolved to Be Heard

Retailers should make a New Year's resolution to be more politically engaged in order to protect their bottom line from onerous legislation.
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