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Playtime for Canines

Make no mistake about it, toys are valuable items—and not just for a store’s bottom line.

The Must-Haves

To increase sales in the category, display leashes, collars and harnesses in a way that emphasizes value, unique design, functionality and fun.

Canine Containment

Gates, crates, carriers and pens can become a dynamic, interactive element of any store’s merchandising mix.

The Great Outdoors

After a long, cold winter inside, retailers can help encourage customers and their dogs to step outside into the sunshine and fresh air.

Canine Snacks

Besides making dogs happy and compliant, treats and chews might be the single most powerful product category a store can have in tough economic times.

Training Products

Storeowners who provide products that support diverse training programs can greatly increase store traffic and add-on sales.

Nutrition Trends

The rising cost of pet food is causing problems for businesses struggling to compete in this industry, so storeowners must find creative ways to attract customers to the nutrition aisle.

Canine Fashion

In tough economic times, retailers must be attentive to the shifting spending behaviors of customers, but that doesn’t mean abandoning style.

Put it to Bed

Beds hold healthy margins and, with the right in-store merchandising, can help differentiate a store from its competitors.

Winter Greens

More time inside, along with the need to stay warm and to keep mentally and physically stimulated can mean a winter boost for pet retail sales.

The Canine Toy Box

As fun as toys may be for dogs, this product category means serious business for retailers.

Canine Wellness

Canine wellness is a concept that retailers can use to provide information and market products that will meet the needs of their customers.

Preventing Flea Infestations

Take the Lead

Though a staple product category, storeowners can use collars, leashes and harnesses to create exciting displays that will boost the store’s bottom line.

Just Add Water

The summer months are the perfect time for retailers to promote dog hydration products.

Gate Keepers

Gates and pens present some particularly unique selling challenges, but retailers have a unique opportunity when it comes to promoting this product category.

Play it Safe

The dog days of summer are filled with travel, leisure and plenty of outdoor activity, and retailers can help keep dogs safe with a seasonal products, advice and services.

Snack Time

Treats, chews and other snacks contribute to high profit margins and repeat sales for pet stores.

Brush Up on Dental Care

Because it’s pet dental health month, February is the perfect time to educate customers about how to take care of their dogs’ teeth.
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