Without a concerted, wide-scale effort, the pet industry risks losing ground with today's technology-driven kids-and tomorrow's customers.
For pet retailers, the ability to identify the hottest product trends is key to sustaining success through the fourth quarter of 2012 and beyond.
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.
Three independent pet retailers share their experiences of life after puppy sales.
By taking the right approach, pet retailers can turn showrooming shoppers into loyal customers and even vocal advocates of the store.
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?
The pet industry will have to respond to fundamental changes in consumer demographics in order to maintain success to the year 2020 and beyond.
Driven by concerns about product safety and a desire to support a troubled domestic economy, a growing number of pet owners are seeking out products that are made in the United States
The 2014 Pet Business Top 25 Retailers List reveals that North America's mid-sized pet specialty chains continue to grow stronger-thanks, in large part, to a clear focus on service and nutrition.
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.
There is an abundance of information available to help pet specialty retailers improve their businesses, provided they know what to look for and where it can be found.
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.
A look at what is driving the growing demand for pet products that are made in the USA, and how manufacturers and retailers are heeding the call.
As consumers increasingly look for products that are made and sourced safely, retailers must have a good understanding of which products meet the demands driving the Made in the USA trend.
Pet specialty retailers looking for product trends that will give them a leg up on the competition should pay close attention to several forces shaping the future of pet care.
Prominent industry executives share their perspectives on the many opportunities and challenges facing pet specialty retailers today and in the future.
Now that we have the full story about 2014, what can pet specialty retailers expect from the year ahead?
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.
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.