While pet specialty stores undoubtedly face growing competition from online outlets, the right approach can go a long way in protecting a brick-and-mortar retailer's bottom line from this looming threat.
Consumers are interested in raw pet food diets, so manufacturers and retailers are expanding their offerings.
Several key current and emerging product trends were apparent within aisles of the pet industry's largest annual trade show.
From educating the community about quality natural pet food to promoting animal fire rescue, Natural Pawz has been increasing awareness of the need to protect Houston's furry residents.
Pet retailers can improve their productivity and profitability by taking up these five effective habits shared by many successful small-business owners.
Independent pet specialty stores must understand and overcome the increasing competition they face from other brick-and-mortar retail channels in order to grow their share of the pet care market.
One veteran independent pet specialty retailer reveals the challenges that keep him up at night, as well as how his store's approach to customer service helps him sleep easier.
Technology is no longer limited to the human product domain. High-tech advances have hit the pet world and are changing lives for the better.
The 2015 edition of Global Pet Expo was a record-breaking event, according to a number of key metrics.
Pet store owners and managers can improve the performance of their business by clearly conveying their expectations to store employees.
Global Pet Expo and Pet Business magazine honored 10 outstanding independent pet specialty retailers at Thursday's Retailer Excellence Awards presentation.
Manufacturers say fervent consumer demand for products that support pet health and improve animals' quality of life are heating up sales.
Prominent industry executives share their perspectives on the many opportunities and challenges facing pet specialty retailers today and in the future.
To successfully add training services to a pet store, retailers must make sure they are working with the right trainer and offering the right instruction.
Now that we have the full story about 2014, what can pet specialty retailers expect from the year ahead?
Check out what these companies had to offer at Global Pet Expo 2015.
Pet specialty retailers looking for product trends that will give them a leg up on the competition should pay close attention to several forces shaping the future of pet care.
Located in the tony seaside community of Bethany Beach, Del., Yuppy Puppy has made an art form out of converting summer tourists into a loyal and profitable customer base.
Customer loyalty programs can be invaluable to pet specialty retailers that make the necessary investment in designing and managing the right strategy for their stores.
A tiered pricing strategy can go a long way in helping pet specialty retailers attract a broad customer base across economic and demographic spectrums.