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License to Sell

Stemming from pop culture, entertainment and fashion, licensed products can draw in new customers and spark bigger sales.

Pet Protection

To pin down success in the containment category, retailers need to go the extra mile with selection, displays and education.

Organic Growth

Consumer interest in natural and clean ingredient foods and treats is driving manufacturers and retailers to increase their organic offerings.

Gen Z & the Power of the Human-Animal Bond

While millennials are still this industry’s prime target demographic, it’s time to start focusing on the next generation of pet owners.

Responsible Retailing

Help protect the health of your staff, animals and customers with a new Pet Store Pro chapter about zoonotic disease prevention.

Keeping Their Cool

As growing numbers of dog owners look for ways to reduce their pet’s anxiety and stress, calming and behavior modification products are drawing lots of attention.

The Cat (Treat’s) Out of the Bag

As cat ownership continues to grow, retailers should put just as much weight into cat treats as they do dog treats.

The New Normal

Products in the natural wellness and healthcare segment of the pet goods industry are addressing specific issues, optimizing animal well being and potentially extending animals’ lives.

Cats on Parade

Watch out dogs—cats are on the move! With more owners taking their felines for walks, retailers have an opportunity to grow their cat harness and leash selection.

Play Time

Many of small animals’ needs can be addressed by carrying the right selection of toys.

Chew On This

Chewing is a natural instinct for many dogs, which can result in a lot of damage and frustration for owners. Rawhide chews and alternatives offer solutions that not only save furniture, but also sanity.

Groom It Yourself

As more consumers groom their pets at home, retailers should ensure that they remain knowledgeable about, and keep their stores stocked with, reliable products.

POSitive Impact

Much more than high-tech cash registers, POS systems can help retailers connect with customers.

Tech it Out

As technology becomes a necessary part of everyday life, pet product manufacturers have found various ways to integrate it into the ways humans interact with their pets.

Coaching to Resolve Conflict

Knowing how to address and diffuse a conflict creates a more cohesive and understanding work environment.

Quick and Easy

A lot of time can be wasted in the grooming salon, whether it's from idle chit-chat or late drop-offs/pick-ups. To keep things running smoothly, it's all about increasing efficiency.

Selling the Solution

The duty of cleaning up after pets is a labor of love, but consumers want cleaning formulas that will safely ease the burden of solving stain and odor issues.

Passionate Pet Pros

After spending the past 33 years building a reputation as one of the premier pet specialty retailers in the Pacific Northwest, the 23-store Pet Pros chain stands poised for a new era of growth built on the foundation of its “four pillars” of natural, healthy products, education, fun and community.

Family Ties

After 31 years in the pet industry, Loving Pets founder and president Eric Abbey understands the industry from the inside out.

What to Expect at SuperZoo 2019

Jacinthe Moreau, president of the World Pet Association, explains why this year’s SuperZoo is a must-attend event for retailers, pet care professionals and vendors alike.
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