A tiered pricing strategy can go a long way in helping pet specialty retailers attract a broad customer base across economic and demographic spectrums.
The young, relatively inexperienced staff members that many pet specialty stores depend on often need a crash-course on the fundamentals of professional retailing.
Retailers can improve their stores' sales and profitability by taking full advantage of the services offered by pet specialty distributors.
Retailers can ensure that they have a successful trade-show experience by making solid plans and taking advantage of every opportunity presented by the event.
Drawn by the ongoing strength of the pet care market, private-equity investors are inexorably changing the industry landscape, and providing significant opportunities and challenges to pet specialty retailers along the way.
Experts from all across the pet industry offer up 50 strategies that independent pet retailers can use immediately to make more money.
With the cost of being an employer increasing on multiple fronts, it is imperative that pet specialty retailers understand the true value of store staff and tailor their compensation accordingly.
Pet storeowners and operators can analyze their management skills by assessing these 10 vital areas.
Five pet specialty retailers share the essential attributes that every retail manager should have.
Failure to keep their customers' credit card information secure can result in crippling penalties for pet stores.
Pet Business examines three major challenges that threaten the pet industry's well-being, and how retailers should prepare for what it is to come.
The best storeowners and managers are those who can get the most from their staff.
Five pet specialty retailers share their resolutions for enhancing the health of their businesses in the upcoming year.
Facing unprecedented competition and pricing pressures, independent pet retailers must be sure that they are using the right margin strategy to keep their businesses profitable.
Will consolidation among pet industry distributors make it more difficult for independent retailers to access the products they need to set themselves apart from their competition?
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.
Retailers can and should use a formal, consistent employee-training program to grow their businesses.
While the ultimate impact of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act remains to be seen, some of the challenges and opportunities that it will present to pet retailers are already apparent.
Facing an unprecedented amount of competition and economic pressure, single-store pet retailers must be nimble in leveraging their unique strengths or fall by the wayside.
The challenge of finding, developing and retaining good store managers can be made much easier if storeowners take the right steps.