Laura Taylor, owner of Woofables Bakery, discusses how a customized selection of her company’s gourmet pet treats can help pet specialty retailers stand out from the competition.
Significant changes in the pet specialty retail landscape have made it difficult to distinguish which businesses qualify for this designation.
Many pet specialty retailers are having trouble finding good, hard-working and trustworthy people to help work their stores.
When it comes to combating substandard breeders, the new voluntary breeder certification program introduced by Purdue University is a better alternative to pet sale bans.
Professionals who make their living working with pets should play a valuable role in discussions about animal care legislation and regulation.
Specialty distributors can be an invaluable resource in helping retailers leverage the high level of product innovation in the pet industry.
Brad Gruber, chief operating officer at Health Extension Pet Care, discusses how his company’s diverse lineup of nutrition, grooming and training products are a perfect fit for independent pet specialty stores.
Three executives from successful pet store chains discuss the role that the independent retailers play in brand building, and how ecommerce is affecting the dynamics between retailers and suppliers.
The executive team at Pet Supplies Plus has a plan designed to capture the attention of consumers and do all they can to never lose these shoppers once they come into the store.
Lucy Postins, founder and CEO of The Honest Kitchen, discusses how her company is raising the bar in the pet health food category.
While many Millennial consumers—born approximately between 1980 and 2000—want us to believe that they act totally different than previous generations, there are more and more signs that they do not.
The very real problem posed by substandard breeders and shelters will never be addressed effectively unless the pet industry and animal-welfare groups can come together for the good of the animals in question.
Would you be better off with more full-time employees in your aisles?
Len Horowitz, founder and CEO of 4 Paws Tech, discusses how his company is making dogs “beautiful by day and visible by night.”
Sara Kuris-Morgan, founder and CEO of Frenchie’s Kitchen, discusses how her company’s human-grade, made-in-the-USA diets meet the demands of today’s discerning pet owners.
Erin Breig, director of Rubie’s Pet Shop Boutique (A Division of Rubie’s Costume Company, Inc.), provides retailers with valuable advice on how to drive sales in the pet costume category.
David DeLorenzo, president of Vetscience LLC/Fruitables Pet Food, discusses his company’s approach to developing wholesome treats that effectively address common health issues in pets.
The pet industry’s ability to effectively react to rapid-response legislation that is driven by emerging issues requires vigilance and active engagement on the part of every industry member.
In order to build a winning online marketing strategy, pet specialty retailers must understand the growing impact of mobile devices.
Retailers themselves are the stars that have the most sway with the pet owners who come into their stores—or at least they should be.