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Small Business, Big Impact

Forming relationships with legislators is the first step in protecting your business.

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.

Protecting Pets

Victor Phillpotts, vice president of business development for Star brite Inc., discusses how his company’s PERFORMACIDE disinfectant/deodorizer can ensure a healthy environment for pets in the store and at home.

Neighborhood Pet Stores Nourish Winning Brands

Data collected in GfK’s Pet POS panel reveals that brands tailored for the neighborhood pet channel are outperforming their counterparts in other segments of the market.

A Matter of Trust

This year’s Petfood Forum will emphasize transparency in the pet food supply and how the industry can build greater consumer confidence.

Promoting a Service Attitude

Good customer service is imperative to running a successful business.

Solving the Pet Waste Problem

Paul Cannella, president and founder of PoopBags.com, discusses how his company continues to stand out in the pet industry more than a decade after it first innovated the pick-up bags category.

Lone Wolves

By offering a unique product selection, coupled with exceptional customer service in a fun and entertaining environment, independent pet stores can come out ahead of the pack.

Building a Pet Industry Powerhouse

In seven short years, ZippyPaws has evolved from an ambitious startup toy company to a fast-growing, recognizable brand with an increasingly diverse product lineup.

Treating Pets to Better Health

Functional treats offer consumers a way to support their pets’ physical and mental wellbeing.

Can I See Some ID?

New technology makes investing in pet ID products easier, more affordable and smarter than ever before.

Protecting Pets from Pests

These pest-prevention products keep pets safe by tackling ticks and fighting fleas.

Marketing the Grooming Salon

Professional groomers should take a broad and ongoing approach to promoting their business if they want to grow or even maintain a healthy client base.

Smooth Clipper Work in Three Passes or Less

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

Setting the German Trim on a Toy Poodle

While most of your Poodle clients can be kept in any number of cuts, this German trim is perfect for pets and competitions alike.

Delicious Delights

Just because a treat is an indulgence doesn’t mean it can’t be healthy. These featured treats provide a wide array of nutritional benefits.

Functional Food

These nutritious pet food selections promote a healthy diet and overall wellness.

What’s Feeding Pet Stores?

Sales data collected from more than 11,000 pet specialty stores reveals the pet food trends that are driving success for retailers across the country.

Bottom Line Boost

With growing consumer interest in high-quality pet nutrition and an ever-expanding variety of food, treats and other consumables on the market, retailers have an opportunity to reach new levels of sales success with these fast-moving categories.

FURnished in Style

Humanization in the pet industry is driving a desire for pet furniture that strikes a balance between fashion and function.
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