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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.

A Company Living Off Leash

Forward-thinking company Zuke’s has been focused on natural products for active dogs for more than two decades.

Growing Your Gift Selection

With the holiday season around the corner, it’s time to start merchandising your store with products that are perfect for spreading yuletide cheer.

Ready to Ride

These carriers keep on-the-go pets comfortable and safe while reducing the stress of travel.

New Methods for Cleaning Up Messes

Manufacturers are finding innovative, safer and more effective solutions to the old problem of stains and odors left behind by pets.

Fashion Forward

For PetRageous Designs, keeping up with the latest trends and embracing the humanization of pets is at the core of the business’ success.

Letting Their Hair—and Fur—Down

Conair, long a household name in human grooming products, has been gaining momentum in the pet products business.

‘Tis the Season for Toys and Treats

As the holidays approach, pet parents want to involve their furry friends in the festivities as much as possible by gifting them themed goodies.

Healthcare at Home

With the right approach to education and merchandising, the first-aid and wound care category offers both an opportunity to build customer relationships and strong sales potential.

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.

Awakening Sales

As dog bedding manufacturers devise increasingly sophisticated products, pet specialty retailers should know their customers’ needs and train staff to deliver the best solutions.

Social Strategy

Online marketing tools can be invaluable, especially for those savvy retailers who know how to capitalize on the appeal of the live animals in their stores.

Preparing for Life After Millennials

The pet industry’s efforts to engage Millennials appear to be paying off quite nicely; but what is being done to build the next generation of pet owners?

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.

Something Natural to Chew On

Pet parents are increasingly choosy when it comes to dog chews, so retailers should invest in a wider variety of natural and non-traditional treats.

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.

Purely Palatable

With palatability, cross-selling and domestic sourcing at the forefront of Emerald Pet’s vision, the company caters its products to be successful in a retail environment.
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