In 2016, pet industry spending increased by $6 billion to reach a new all-time high.
Sumit Sethi, president of Indipets, Inc., discusses how his company is nourishing the bottom line of pet specialty retailers with a top-notch selection of functional and stylish pet bowls, feeders and accessories.
Martha Palmer, director of Wahl Clipper Corporation’s professional animal division, discusses how pet stores can be successful in the home-grooming category.
The variety of human health benefits associated with pet ownership makes it imperative that people continue to have access to the right four-legged friends.
Steve King, president of the Pet Industry Distributors Association, discusses the many opportunities and challenges facing pet industry retailers, distributors and manufacturers today.
Reliable studies on the current supply of dogs in the U.S. reveal that the industry must be proactive in ensuring that prospective pet owners continue to have access to the animal companions they choose.
The Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition’s new myBird campaign aims to breathe new life into the exciting world of bird ownership by increasing awareness of the joys and benefits of having a feathered friend.
Some of today’s hottest pet nutrition categories are defined not by what’s in the food, but rather what is left out.
Everyone in the industry must work to oppose pet sale bans and do their part to ensure that responsible breeders are successful.
Top executives from some of the industry’s premier pet product companies sound off on the key issues facing retailers today.
Alyssa Guertin, brand manager for Pet-Ag, Inc., discusses the company’s commitment to enhancing the lives of “Every Animal. Every Day.”
With a growing lineup of enzyme-based healthcare products, Pet King Brands helps consumers address a variety of common pet health problems safely and effectively.
There are four important dimensions to leadership in a service environment such as a pet store: creating a shared vision, developing teamwork, leveraging change and encouraging personal authority.
Research into the many benefits associated with the bond between people and pets makes the entire pet industry stronger.
In the pet food category, shoppers are increasingly attracted to products because of what is left out.
With all the talk about Millennials over the past several years, it may seem impossible that pet industry prognosticators could have underestimated the impact that these consumers have had—and will continue to have—on our marketplace.
The pet industry’s total effect on the American economy amounted to $221 billion in 2015, generating nearly $23 billion in taxes for the federal, state and local governments.
Are you ready to market your services to a whole new generation of pet owners? Let’s hope so, because your ability to do so is sure to impact your grooming business—for better or worse.
Remember when it was easy to build and sustain a successful pet retail operation? Yeah, neither do I.
While the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council was successful in improving the regulatory and business environment for the pet industry last year, there is much more work to be done in 2017.