A new partnership between the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council and the Pet Leadership Council has the potential to positively influence the public's perception of the pet industry.
Baby Boomers like me (I am at the tail end of the Baby Boomer generation) have long powered the growth of the pet care category. If many of them are like me and question their future pet ownership, our industry could be in for some hard times ahead.
Dave Van Brunt, vice president of companion animal marketing for Bayer, discusses how pet stores can effectively meet the challenges and opportunities that come with selling pest control products.
Ron Cotting, vice president of sales and marketing for Natural Solutions For Life, divulges how the company's pet supplements are formulated to provide unmatched support for pet health.
The pet industry may be on the brink of a new round of consolidation, and this time the result could have dire consequences up and down the supply chain.
The pet industry must get better at communicating the many ways it works to improve the lives of companion animals, or risk letting activists cast our business in a negative light.
Welcome to the saturation point. The days of overwhelming consumers with stores in the hopes of getting them to make an extra stop or two on their way home from work appear to be over.
Founded as a manufacturer and distributor of health and nutrition products for farm livestock 25 years ago, Vets Plus, Inc., has evolved its focus to also support healthy pets in the home.
Pet retailers can improve their productivity and profitability by taking up these five effective habits shared by many successful small-business owners.
The 2015 edition of Global Pet Expo was a record-breaking event, according to a number of key metrics.
Is Walmart paying its employees better than you are paying yours? For the sake of your business—and your staff—I hope not.
Jean Broders, brand manager for Kent Pet Group's World's Best Cat Litter, discusses how the brand's quality and comprehensive marketing keeps it at top of the growing natural cat litter market.
When retailers engage their local legislators and regulators, it is best that they do so armed with data about their businesses.
Fewer landlords allowing pets will only force many people into making a hard decision: apartment or pet? Sometimes, the pet does not win.
Brad Cantwell, president of MidWest Homes for Pets, points out some of his company's latest pet product innovations.
Five pet specialty retailers explain the challenges of running independent retail operations in today's marketplace.
Baby Boomers will slow their spending on pets, the Internet will become a formidable source of competition, and the product trends that have largely driven pet store success will stop paying big dividends to the retailers that were early adopters.
Emily Benson, marketing director for Starmark Pet Products, Inc., discusses how a team of training and behavior specialists drives the company's innovative product design.
Pet Fair Asia could be the key to unlocking the potential that Asian markets hold for North American pet product companies that are looking to expand their reach on a global level.
The ongoing partnership between the Pet Industry Distributors Association and American Pet Products Association is proving that, when working together, various elements of the pet industry can accomplish great things.