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Replicating Success

Retail franchises have long been dominant players in the pet industry. However, while joining a pet store franchise or franchising an established retail concept may be attractive options, neither move should be made without significant due diligence.

Recession Lessons

Pet-specialty retailers can learn a lot from the failures and successes of their counterparts in other industries.

Pet Stores in Peril

Even with pundits heralding an economic recovery, a tough competitive climate has many independent pet specialty retailers struggling to survive.

Shrink Wrap

Loss-prevention experts offer some low-cost, easy ideas on how pet specialty retailers can reduce troublesome shrink rates.

Hedging for the Holidays

To ensure a joyful yuletide season, pet specialty retailers will need to do a lot of careful planning, yet stay flexible enough to respond to what may still be an unstable economy.

Tough Love

Experts assert honesty, communication and teamwork are keys to getting employees through thorny economic times.

5 Recession-Driven Opportunities

While the current recession poses many challenges to pet specialty retailers, it also presents some clear opportunities.
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