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Will the Real Independents Please Stand Up?

Significant changes in the pet specialty retail landscape have made it difficult to distinguish which businesses qualify for this designation.

Speaking Their Language

From how dogs process speech to their responses to praise, new research is showing just how much we have in common with our canine companions.

Three Tips for Promoting Your Store with Snapchat

When used correctly, the popular smartphone app can be a great way for retailers to connect with pet owners.

The Future of Giant Snakes

A specialty retailer’s perspective on legislative impingements on selling big snakes and its impact on the pet trade.

Pet Services, By the Numbers

As people continue to develop a more astute understanding of what companion animals require for optimal health and happiness, many pet owners are investing handsomely in services for their dogs.

Fourth Quarter Forecasting

If the SuperZoo trade show in Las Vegas was any indication, it looks like pet retailers could be in for a very happy holiday season.

Hidden Dangers in Pricing Parity?

According to at least one retailer, MAP and MRP policies could pose a danger to the same retailers they are meant to protect.

4 Ways to Boost Business with Pokemon Go

Capitalize on the game's massive popularity to draw in more customers and seize sales opportunities.

Two Ideas to Drive Sensational Summer Sales

Two Salty Dogs Pet Outfitters has found a couple of clever ways to draw summer travelers.

Being Safe This Fourth of July

As much joy as so many of us get from these July 4th activities, our pets often have very different ideas about the holiday.

Humanization in High Gear

A bill currently being considered in New York highlights the prominent place that pets have risen to in modern culture.

Pet Birds Become Unconventional Gamers

Angry birds may not be so angry once they get their beaks on some gaming controls of their own.

Top Products for Take Your Dog To Work Day

Customers and their canines will be ready for a successful day on the job with these essential products.

Pets in the Workplace Make People Happy

Pet-permissive workplaces boost worker morale, contribute to talent retention and loyalty, and have an overall positive impact on employees and the work environment.

Petco, PetSmart Pull Hill’s Products from Stores

The big-box pet store chains have removed Hill’s Pet Nutrition products from their Topeka and Lawrence, Kan., locations.

Top 10 Tips for Safe Summer Pet Travel

Get your customers ready to hit the road with these keys to successful travel with pets.

A Final(?) Thought on the Defunct PetSmart/Petco Merger

A federal judge's recent ruling against a deal between Staples and Office Depot indicates what might have been.

Marking Your Territory

How to select and protect a strong trademark.

How U.S. Trade Policy is Making Online Competition Tougher

Pet specialty retailers who are already concerned about the growing impact of competition from online retailers may have a new reason to worry.

A Different Breed of Pet Stylist

See how one horse clipper in the UK is using her talents to create stunning designs on her equine clients.
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