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The Ethical Experience

For more than a half-century, Ethical Products has been helping pet specialty retailers succeed by offering a well-rounded product lineup that is constantly updated.

Where It’s Made Matters

Consumers today are actively shopping for pet products that are Made in the USA, and smart retailers are responding by stocking more of these popular goods.

Identifying an Opportunity

Pet identification is becoming less noisy, yet more social, as pet parents seek effective solutions that will easily help identify their animals while maximizing safety and comfort.

Accidents Happen

Housetraining problems can ruin the bond between owner and pet, resulting in dogs ending up in shelters or worse; pet specialty retailers can help dogs and their humans stay happily together.

Lessons from the Campaign Trail

No matter how they plan to vote on Election Day, retailers can learn a lot about shaping public perception by looking at how candidates run for office.

A POSitive Investment

Point-of-sale systems have evolved to become more useful and functional than ever before, and every pet store should have one that best suits its unique needs.

The Meat of the Matter

Feline nutrition trends include premium proteins, innovative packaging and tasty snacks for finicky eaters.

The Easy Way to Add Grooming

Having a solid plan in place while being prepared to adjust course are keys to maintaining your sanity when expanding or debuting a pet store’s service offerings.

On the High Wire

Four single-unit pet specialty retailers reveal how they are stepping up to overcome the challenges facing small, independent pet stores in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace.

Six Essential Communication Skills for Managers

The performance of pet store employees ultimately depends on their leaders’ ability to effectively communicate expectations and goals.

The Big Chill

Despite several recalls in 2015, the frozen pet food category continues to grow at a hot pace.

New Hope for Responsible Breeders

When it comes to combating substandard breeders, the new voluntary breeder certification program introduced by Purdue University is a better alternative to pet sale bans.

Presents of Mind

With a unique selection of gifts for pets and pet lovers and the right marketing strategy, retailers can lay the groundwork for a successful holiday season of sales.

Spot-On Stain and Odor Solutions

Pet parents struggle to provide the most comfortable home for their animals, while also maintaining a clean, enjoyable space for their families and guests.

Buying into Freeze-Dried

Pet specialty retailers have dialed into the benefits freeze-dried products offer pets, owners and their stores.

Cleaning Up with Natural Litter

Natural cat litter is available in many forms and textures, so manufacturers are helping consumers learn more about the options.

Treats for a New Generation of Cat Owners

Cat ownership is booming amongst Millennials—and they are taking the cat treat category in a healthier direction.

Product Round-Up: Pet Carriers

Whether customers are looking for a way to tote pets along on errand runs or bring them on a cross-country voyage, manufacturers have developed the right carrier for the job.

Partners in Pet Care

Professionals who make their living working with pets should play a valuable role in discussions about animal care legislation and regulation.

Employee Ownership

An employee stock ownership plan is an option that more pet business owners should consider as an employee benefit, or as an alternative to selling to outsiders.
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