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Selling the Spa Experience

Taking the home-grooming experience beyond a simple clean cut, retailers have identified the demand for luxurious products to soothe and indulge pets.

The Big Three

While the Global Pet Expo and SuperZoo trade shows have proven to be vital to the ongoing success of the pet industry, the Pet Industry Leadership Conference coming up in January will be no less important.

A Big Step in Protecting Small

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council unveiled a new set of uniform standards of care for small animals such as small mammals, birds and reptiles.

The Honest Approach

Lucy Postins, founder and chief integrity officer of The Honest Kitchen, discusses her company’s commitment to supporting healthy pets and healthy independent pet stores.

How to Win in a Changing Marketplace

While pet specialty retailers face serious challenges in an evolving competitive environment, they can still be successful by playing to their strengths.

Zooming Into a New Era

Royal Pet Inc. is building on its 20-year history of crafting solution-oriented pet care products with the launch of an innovative line of edible dog chew toys.

Name Your Price

By re-evaluating their approach to sales margins, retailers can identify missed opportunities for potential profit and build a stronger foundation for their business.

Making a Splash with Education

The fifth annual edition of Aquatic Experience – Chicago will provide an in-depth look at fish health management for members of the aquatic industry.

Putting the “Fun” in Functional

Jeff Camosci, vice president of marketing and sales, North America, for WHIMZEES, discusses how the company is revolutionizing oral care with a growing lineup of unique, natural dental chews.

A Dangerous Tide

The aquarium trade is continually threatened by far-reaching legislation and regulations driven by ideology instead of science.

Putting Quality First

Rashell Cooper, marketing director for Redbarn Pet Products, discusses how the company ensures that pet owners can provide their four-legged loved ones with safe, wholesome nutrition.

Taking Fetch to a New Level

Debbie Hamill, chief marketing officer at iFetch, discusses how the company is helping dogs around the world stay healthy, happy and out of trouble with engaging play products.

Nourishing Pets and Pet Stores

Michael Landa, founder and CEO of Nulo Pet Food, discusses how his company has embraced the role of innovator in the pet nutrition category while driving new business into the independent pet specialty channel.

Facing a Whole New World Together

Small, independent retailers play an important role in leading the pet industry into a future filled with change.

Problem-Free Problem Solving

Pet store owners and managers can solve issues successfully and efficiently by identifying the right approach and devoting the appropriate amount of time.

Step Up to the Podium

Carina Evans, CEO of Podium Pet Products, discusses how the company is driving success for retailers with a fast-growing portfolio of pet care solutions.

One For All

What truly makes Pet Food Express stand out is the generosity that its owners have demonstrated in helping other independent retailers achieve their own success.

The Power of Effective Distribution

While the pet specialty channel’s distribution landscape has gotten smaller over the years, the value that distributors bring to manufacturers and retailers continues to grow.

Remaining Vigilant

Win, lose or draw, legislating animal care is an ongoing effort.

Looking for Loyalty

What can pet stores do when a brand they have invested time and effort into suddenly jumps into a new retail channel or—maybe even worse—aligns itself with an online outlet that offers retail pricing below what most brick-and-mortar establishments pay at wholesale?
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