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What Happens if Petco and PetSmart Merge?

With rumors swirling of a potential merger between pet retail titans PetSmart and Petco, the pet industry is left to ponder the chances of such a union, and the possible implications for everyone else.

Tag Along

With the right pet identification product selection, retailers can help bring pets back home and customers back to their stores.

Four Brands, One Focus

WellPet continues to build on its long history as an innovator of natural pet nutrition by constantly looking to improve the products offered under its Wellness, Old Mother Hubbard, Holistic Select and Eagle Pack brands.

Domesticating the Pet Shop

Demand for Made in the USA fare continues to grow steadily in pet stores, as consumers have become increasingly cautious regarding the origin of the products they give to their animal companions.

Tapping Into the Treat Surge

Pet specialty retailers can leverage the fast-paced sales growth and innovation in the treat category with the right stocking and merchandising strategies.

Avoiding Visual Merchandising Mistakes

By asking a couple of key question, avoiding common mistakes and honestly assessing their stores’ approach to merchandising, pet specialty retailers can project the right image to customers.

Measuring the Impact of Natural Pet Products

Natural products represent a big opportunity for pet specialty retailers that can identify and respond to the latest sales trends.

Naturally Nooga

Nooga Paws has brought the natural pet product movement to the bustling city of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Solving Skin & Coat Problems

Skin and coat issues can be a source of incredible discomfort for dogs and a huge worry for pet owners who are often at a loss as to what to do.

Pet Food Evolution

Dog and cat food are the lifeblood of pet specialty stores, providing them with the repeat customers they need to thrive.

Selling Stain & Odor Products

Manufacturers are responding to consumer demand for products that remove, not mask, stains and odors.

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?

A Diamond in the Ruff

Entrepreneur Gary Albert found retail success with an inviting industrial chic ambiance and a judiciously selected assortment of premium pet products.

The Sky's the Limit for Raw Diets

With more dog owners dialing into the benefits of feeding their pets raw foods, the freeze-dried category is taking off, fueled by these products’ nutritional value, ease-of-use and portability.

Boosting Pet Adoptions by the Bay

Michael Levy, co-owner of Pet Food Express, discusses how his retail chain has been able to help drive pet adoptions and educate pet owners by taking on a vital role in organizing the annual Bay Area Pet Fair.

The Right Stuff

Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, Pet Business’ 2015 Distributor of the Year, has grown into a valuable partner for independent pet retailers nationwide in today’s highly competitive marketplace.

Phillips Gets iT

Phillips Pet Food & Supplies offers independent pet retailers a variety of valuable business resources in its iT Kit program.

Ahead of the Sustainability Curve

Healthy Pet is committed to producing safe, effective, high-quality products for pets, while also minimizing its impact on the environment.

A Passion for Pets & People

Mud Bay's focus on doing what is best not only for pets, but also for its employees, has helped it become the Pacific Northwest's premier independent pet retail chain. And Pet Business' 2015 Retailer of the Year.

Charting Success

The results of the latest edition of Pet Business’ Annual Pet Specialty Retailer Survey paint the picture of a retail channel that is thriving as consumers continue to seek out the very best care for their animal companions.
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