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Killing Them Softly

Are independent brick-and-mortar pet shops being quietly phased out by vendors looking to punch their own ticket on the freight train that is Internet retailing?

Earning Your Trust

With a well-versed staff of full-time journalists complemented by a group of industry experts—many with 20 or 30 years of experience working in the pet industry—we have developed the finest publication in the retail pet industry.

Innovating P.L.A.Y.

Will Chen, founder and CEO of P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle And You), discusses his company's approach to creating pet beds and toys that deliver real value to pet retailers and their customers.

Diving Deep

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council is closely monitoring and working on a number of current and emerging issues facing the ornamental aquarium industry.

A Team Player

According to executive vice president Leslie Yellin, Multipet International brings a number of key resources to the partnerships it forms with retailers.

Resolved to Be Heard

Retailers should make a New Year's resolution to be more politically engaged in order to protect their bottom line from onerous legislation.

Keeping Pets Moving

David Fine, co-owner of Bark n Bag, discusses how the company caters to consumers' travel needs and fashion sense with its eco-friendly approach to pet carrier design.

Just What the Doctor Ordered

A recent study from the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation reveals that 97 percent of doctors believe there are health benefits to owning a pet.

Advancing a Brand

C.J. Pomerantz, vice president of marketing for Advantek Marketing, Inc., discusses his company's evolving brand identity, as well as its efforts to help the shelter community.

No Classroom Left Behind

The success of the Pets in the Classroom program is being measured one child at a time.

Midterm Election Analysis

PIJAC examines how the 2014 midterm election results may affect the pet specialty industry in the year ahead.

The Ethical Choice

Jonathan Zelinger, president of Ethical Products, Inc., discusses the newest additions to his company's comprehensive lineup of pet products, as well its efforts to support U.S. veterans.

Herbal Education

Dr. Christine Bessent, DVM, CEO of Herbsmith, Inc., discusses how her holistic veterinary practice and commitment to educating retailers and consumers alike has shaped her company.

Boosting Holiday Sales

Pet retailers can make the most of the busy fourth-quarter shopping season by following five easy steps.

A Healthy Response

Lyndsey Myers, marketing director for Response Products, discusses how her company is addressing pets' health needs with supplements formulated with the highest-quality ingredients.

Built for Success

Tuffy's Pet Foods general manager Jon Ebeling and sales manager Dan Schmitz discuss how a new production facility will contribute to the company's efficiency, product safety and growth.

Leaders of the Pack

The Pet Industry's Top2Top Conference will provide leaders in the pet world with insights on how to grow their businesses and advance the industry as a whole.

Out of Service?

The continued evolution of the pet industry distributor landscape is having a significant impact on the way suppliers call on their retailer customers.

The Next 30 Days

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council's new leader is committed to fighting for the rights of the pet trade and pet owners in the face of threats from overzealous regulation.

Labors of Love

Whether it is through the TropiClean brand they built as a family or their many charitable endeavors, the Kassebaums have devoted their lives to helping pets and people, says president of sales Derrik Kassebaum.
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