During the first six months of 2014, state-level lawmakers were quite busy in advancing legislation that will inevitably impact pet stores within their jurisdiction.
Deborah Feng, co-founder and director of sales and operations for P.L.A.Y., Inc., discusses how the company stays at the forefront of the eco-friendly trend with affordable, high-quality products that are good for pets and the environment.
Dogswell's Brad Armistead, vice president of marketing and innovation, discusses how the company's nutritional products appeal to pet palates while ensuring optimal health.
Ahdee Abramson, president of Pet Ventures, Inc., says that pet owners are becoming more adventurous in the types of treats and chews they feed their animal companions.
The Pets in the Classroom program is not only helping kids to be more engaged in school, it is driving increased pet ownership in the home.
The high-level executives who attended the third-annual Pet Industry's Top2Top Conference in April found the event to be a valuable platform to discuss the various issues facing all segments of the trade.
The 10th-annual Global Pet Expo was the biggest edition of the show so far.
Kevin Wahl, director of Wahl North America Professional Animal Division, discusses how the company is helping retailers and professional pet stylists make the most of key trends in the grooming category.
Yannick Verry, international sales and marketing manager for Pet Fair Asia, discusses the evolution of the Chinese pet care market and the many opportunities offered at Pet Fair Asia.
Pinnacle Pets' recent St. Puppy's Day breeder educational conference is one example of how various organizations are working to ensure the supply of healthy, well-bred companion animals.
Pet sales bans are gaining momentum at the local, county and state level, creating dire implications for the entire industry.
In today's high-tech world, using social media to promote a pet retail business is not only a good idea, it is imperative to the success.
Sales manager Dan Schmitz discusses how Tuffy's Pet Foods, the makers of NutriSource, Pure Vita, Natural Planet and Natural Planet Organics, is building on 50 years of experience to blaze new trails in pet food.
Bill Chilian, vice president of marketing for Barkworthies, discusses how his company's single-ingredient chews fit with the trend toward wholesome, natural pet nutrition.
Six prominent industry executives discuss the key forces that will shape the future of pet retailing.
The positive impact that the human-animal bond can have on our well-being is a powerful message to build customer loyalty and goodwill.
Katherine Elizabeth, president and CEO of Katherine Elizabeth Pet Products, discusses how her company focuses on both form and function in designing pet beds.
The pet specialty retail channel has a rosy future, if it can take advantage of the positive economic trends that are expected over the next few years.
There are four key elements to successfully dealing with legislative issues-timing, education, activism and media.
Resco is tackling pet health and beauty from the inside out with a new natural supplements line, reports Drew Clark, director of sales and marketing.