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Cyberspace Invaders

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.

Raw Foods, Done Well

Consumers are interested in raw pet food diets, so manufacturers and retailers are expanding their offerings.

6 Takeaways from Global Pet Expo

Several key current and emerging product trends were apparent within aisles of the pet industry's largest annual trade show.

Good Neighbor, Great Retailer

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.

5 Effective Habits of Successful Small-Business Owners

Pet retailers can improve their productivity and profitability by taking up these five effective habits shared by many successful small-business owners.

Surveying the Battlefield

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.

Sweet Dreams

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.

The Future is Now

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.

Global Growth

The 2015 edition of Global Pet Expo was a record-breaking event, according to a number of key metrics.

The Right Direction

Pet store owners and managers can improve the performance of their business by clearly conveying their expectations to store employees.

Global Pet Expo Honors Retailer Excellence

Global Pet Expo and Pet Business magazine honored 10 outstanding independent pet specialty retailers at Thursday's Retailer Excellence Awards presentation.

A Sunny Forecast From Global Pet Expo

Manufacturers say fervent consumer demand for products that support pet health and improve animals' quality of life are heating up sales.

Answering the Tough Questions

Prominent industry executives share their perspectives on the many opportunities and challenges facing pet specialty retailers today and in the future.

Covering All the Bases

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.

Five Trends to Watch in 2015

Now that we have the full story about 2014, what can pet specialty retailers expect from the year ahead?

Global Pet Expo Trend Watch

Check out what these companies had to offer at Global Pet Expo 2015.

Emerging Opportunities

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.

Seasonal Success

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.

The Power of Loyalty Marketing

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.

Putting a Price Tag on Success

A tiered pricing strategy can go a long way in helping pet specialty retailers attract a broad customer base across economic and demographic spectrums.
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