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The Top Trends in Dog & Cat Food

The selection of dog and cat food options on the market continues to evolve as consumers become increasingly educated about proper pet nutrition.

The Perfect Fit

Pet specialty retailers of all shapes and sizes are learning that developing a private-label program can be a great way to set their stores apart in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Looking for Loyalty

What can pet stores do when a brand they have invested time and effort into suddenly jumps into a new retail channel or—maybe even worse—aligns itself with an online outlet that offers retail pricing below what most brick-and-mortar establishments pay at wholesale?

Coaching for Confidence

Enhancing confidence is one of the most neglected—yet effective—ways to coach your team to achieve performance excellence.

Raw Potential

While raw pet food sales continue to increase, consumer perceptions remain a hurdle that every pet specialty retailer must overcome to be successful in a category full of possibilities.

The Next E-volution of Phillips

Todd Shelton, CEO of Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, discusses how the company’s recent acquisition of PetFlow will result in a powerful e-commerce solution for local pet stores.

A Walk in the Park

Don’t fall behind on the array of products available to keep dog walks efficient, clean, safe and enjoyable.

What the Chewy Acquisition Means for Independent Pet Retailers

Could the recently announced deal with PetSmart actually defang the online pet food outlet?

The Truth About Millennial Pet Owners

Stores can benefit from research about Millennial pet owners, but you’ll need more than data to better understand their shopping habits.

Ahead of the Pack

As consumers plan their summer getaways, they’re increasingly including their pets in those plans. Smart retailers are ready to help with the right mix of travel products.

Treated Well

Dog and cat treat selections are ever-growing and changing. Stay up to date on the latest trends with a collection of some of the category’s finest.

Good for Pets, Good for People

Recent studies led by respected researchers illustrate just how important a role the pet industry plays in making sure that pets and people are well cared for.

Investment Protection

With Pet Store Pro’s free online training, retailers can help their staff build the skills needed to increase growth.

Impress the Parents

Pet Store Pro’s new courses help retail associates build rewarding customer relationships.

How Business Travel Tax Deductions Work

Retailers can legitimately claim an income tax deduction for a sizable portion of their expenses in attending Global Pet Expo, provided they follow certain rules.

Lessons from Fenway Park

Businesses looking to increase their sales can hit a home run by planning for the challenges that come with growth.

The Letter of the Law

Retailers need to stay well-informed and be proactive about employment law or run the risk of mistakes hurting their bottom line.

Honoring Retail Excellence

Pet Business, Coastal Pet Products and the organizers of Global Pet Expo recognized 10 outstanding pet specialty retailers at Thursday’s Retailer Excellence Awards presentation.

Raising the Bar

As growing demand from pet owners brings more brands and competition to all parts of the industry, companies are finding new ways to stand out from the crowd.

Six Trends to Watch in 2017

There are several nutrition trends generating a lot of buzz in the pet industry, but buzz alone will not bring success to today’s brands and retailers.
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