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Credit Crisis

Retail pet businesses could pay a high price for not adapting to evolving credit card technology.

Cyberspace Invaders

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.

Evolving App-etites

The growing popularity of pet-centric mobile applications can provide retailers with insight on how to appeal to increasingly technology-focused consumers.

Make Social Media Work for Your Business

In today's high-tech world, using social media to promote a pet retail business is not only a good idea, it is imperative to the success.

Plastic Protections

Failure to keep their customers' credit card information secure can result in crippling penalties for pet stores.

Help with Yelp

Pet specialty retailers can improve their stores' online reputation by following four simple steps to enhance their profiles on the popular business-review website.

Bringing Fairness to the Marketplace

Five brick-and-mortar pet specialty retailers express their concerns about online competitors and how passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act could level the playing field.

A Move Toward Equality

As the Marketplace Fairness Act, otherwise known as the online sales tax, moves to the House, brick-and-mortar retailers should understand how it could affect their operations if it passes.

An Amazonian Challenge

Wielding formidable weapons such as low overhead and unlimited shelf space, Internet retail giant Amazon.com is testing brick-and-mortar stores like never before.

Pet Retailers Bite Back

Pet specialty retailers are leveraging their arsenal of competitive strengths to battle against Amazon.com.

Riding the Next Wave

Pet product marketers must prepare for the inevitable end of the baby-boomer boom by reaching out to emerging consumer demographics.
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