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The PIDA Perspective

Steve King, president of the Pet Industry Distributors Association, discusses the many opportunities and challenges facing pet industry retailers, distributors and manufacturers today.

Protecting the Puppy Supply

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.

Expanding the Flock

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.

Fewer Ingredients, More Sales

Some of today’s hottest pet nutrition categories are defined not by what’s in the food, but rather what is left out.

An Open Letter to the Pet Industry

Everyone in the industry must work to oppose pet sale bans and do their part to ensure that responsible breeders are successful.

Pet Industry Perspectives

Top executives from some of the industry’s premier pet product companies sound off on the key issues facing retailers today.

Innovating Pet Wellness

Alyssa Guertin, brand manager for Pet-Ag, Inc., discusses the company’s commitment to enhancing the lives of “Every Animal. Every Day.”

Solutions Made Simple

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.

Leadership Essentials

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.

Building Bonds

Research into the many benefits associated with the bond between people and pets makes the entire pet industry stronger.

Born "Free"

In the pet food category, shoppers are increasingly attracted to products because of what is left out.

Millennialization and the Pet Industry

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 Power of Pets

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.

Engaging the Next Generation of Pet Owners

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.

Building on Your Strengths

Remember when it was easy to build and sustain a successful pet retail operation? Yeah, neither do I.

Shaping Our Own Destiny

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.

Finding an Edge

The World Pet Association is constantly looking for exciting new ways to set its SuperZoo trade show and conference apart from other pet industry events.

Excellence at Any Size

Success in the pet specialty channel is not solely the domain of the companies on the Top 25 Retailers list.

Proper Protection

Reducing the potential harm from non-native species requires collaboration to develop a balanced course of action that begins, not ends, with risk assessment methods.

A Wholesome Approach to Rawhide

John Bosserman, sales and marketing manager for Wholesome Hide, discusses his company’s commitment to producing only the highest quality products using USA-sourced beef hide.
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