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Solving the Pet Waste Problem

Paul Cannella, president and founder of PoopBags.com, discusses how his company continues to stand out in the pet industry more than a decade after it first innovated the pick-up bags category.

Lone Wolves

By offering a unique product selection, coupled with exceptional customer service in a fun and entertaining environment, independent pet stores can come out ahead of the pack.

Can I See Some ID?

New technology makes investing in pet ID products easier, more affordable and smarter than ever before.

What’s Feeding Pet Stores?

Sales data collected from more than 11,000 pet specialty stores reveals the pet food trends that are driving success for retailers across the country.

Bottom Line Boost

With growing consumer interest in high-quality pet nutrition and an ever-expanding variety of food, treats and other consumables on the market, retailers have an opportunity to reach new levels of sales success with these fast-moving categories.

Mealtime for Exotic Pets

Consumers have developed a big appetite for high-quality food and treats formulated for reptiles, birds, fish and small mammals.

Celebrating Innovation

Pet Business honors the ground-breaking products that are driving growth in the pet specialty channel with the 16th-annual Industry Recognition Awards.

Performance-Enhancing POS

Pet specialty retailers should be sure to take full advantage of the business-boosting features available in today’s leading point-of-sale systems.

Traveling in Style and Comfort

Innovations in pet carriers include everything from enhanced safety features to fashionable colors.

Rawhide Rundown

Dogs will salivate over these tasty treats that provide both entertainment and health benefits.

American Tails

As retailers satisfy consumer demand for pet products that are made in the USA, customers are discovering local sources for quality goods.

Tooth be Told

These oral care products battle bad breath while keeping pets’ teeth clean and healthy.

Finding Opportunity

The pet identification product category has found its rightful place at retail as demand grows.

How Loyalty Programs Can Improve Your Business

A well-executed program will not only drive customers back into your store, it will provide valuable information that can be used to make your business more profitable.

The Re-Graining of Pet Food

After several years of watching the grain-free movement reshape the pet food category, the industry is suddenly seeing a resurgence of grain-in diets.

A Way of Life

Driven by passion for a specific identity or set of values, several brands are proving their lifestyle-focused models can thrive in an industry growing ever more competitive.

Walking the Walk: An Interview with Michael Phelps

True lifestyle brands embody their identity not only within their own company, but in who they choose to work with to develop the business and spread the word about their mission and products.

Walking the Walk: An Interview with Natalia Martinez

True lifestyle brands embody their identity not only within their own company, but in who they choose to work with to develop the business and spread the word about their mission and products.

Walking the Walk: An Interview with Bryce LaDuc

True lifestyle brands embody their identity not only within their own company, but in who they choose to work with to develop the business and spread the word about their mission and products.

The Fanatic Lifestyle

Licensed products can open up a world of opportunities for pet retailers.
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