Business owners can apply some very basic principles of animal behavior and training techniques to build effective relationships with their employees.
Independent pet specialty retailers must be relentless in their data-driven pursuit of smarter shelf allocations.
In protecting the perception of premium and super-premium pet foods in the eyes of consumers, pet specialty retailers shoulder a critical responsibility and gain an unmatched opportunity.
By asking a couple of key question, avoiding common mistakes and honestly assessing their stores’ approach to merchandising, pet specialty retailers can project the right image to customers.
Michael Levy, co-owner of Pet Food Express, discusses how his retail chain has been able to help drive pet adoptions and educate pet owners by taking on a vital role in organizing the annual Bay Area Pet Fair.
Phillips Pet Food & Supplies offers independent pet retailers a variety of valuable business resources in its iT Kit program.
Taking a look at this year’s gifting trends at both ends of the leash can help pet retailers attract their share of sales during the holiday season.
When should pet retailers start preparing for the highly anticipated holiday selling season, and how can they make this year more lucrative than the last?
In order to build a winning online marketing strategy, pet specialty retailers must understand the growing impact of mobile devices.
Follow these eight steps to effectively capture revenue-generating impulse sales in your store.
The demand for domestically sourced and manufactured pet products is on the rise as consumers continue to equate these items with high quality.
While pet specialty stores undoubtedly face growing competition from online outlets, the right approach can go a long way in protecting a brick-and-mortar retailer's bottom line from this looming threat.
Independent pet specialty stores must understand and overcome the increasing competition they face from other brick-and-mortar retail channels in order to grow their share of the pet care market.
Customer loyalty programs can be invaluable to pet specialty retailers that make the necessary investment in designing and managing the right strategy for their stores.
A tiered pricing strategy can go a long way in helping pet specialty retailers attract a broad customer base across economic and demographic spectrums.
Pet retailers can make the most of the busy fourth-quarter shopping season by following five easy steps.
Retailers can improve their stores' sales and profitability by taking full advantage of the services offered by pet specialty distributors.
The holiday selling season can be a boon to pet specialty stores, provided that retailers have the right merchandising and marketing plans in place to take advantage of shopper's yuletide cheer.
Attracting and retaining high-value customers may be easier than most retailers think; but first, those customers have to be identified.
Experts from all across the pet industry offer up 50 strategies that independent pet retailers can use immediately to make more money.