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Telling Our Story

The pet industry must get better at communicating the many ways it works to improve the lives of companion animals, or risk letting activists cast our business in a negative light.

5 Effective Habits of Successful Small-Business Owners

Pet retailers can improve their productivity and profitability by taking up these five effective habits shared by many successful small-business owners.

Global Growth

The 2015 edition of Global Pet Expo was a record-breaking event, according to a number of key metrics.

Back It with Facts

When retailers engage their local legislators and regulators, it is best that they do so armed with data about their businesses.

Wise Men Go East

Pet Fair Asia could be the key to unlocking the potential that Asian markets hold for North American pet product companies that are looking to expand their reach on a global level.

Cooperation in Action

The ongoing partnership between the Pet Industry Distributors Association and American Pet Products Association is proving that, when working together, various elements of the pet industry can accomplish great things.

Pulling Together

The long-term health of the pet industry will require collaboration among its many segments to fight legislative and regulatory threats.

Diving Deep

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council is closely monitoring and working on a number of current and emerging issues facing the ornamental aquarium industry.

Resolved to Be Heard

Retailers should make a New Year's resolution to be more politically engaged in order to protect their bottom line from onerous legislation.

A Dangerous Mantra

Promoting ‘Adopt, Don't Shop' programs is a risky strategy for the pet industry.

Just What the Doctor Ordered

A recent study from the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation reveals that 97 percent of doctors believe there are health benefits to owning a pet.

No Classroom Left Behind

The success of the Pets in the Classroom program is being measured one child at a time.

Midterm Election Analysis

PIJAC examines how the 2014 midterm election results may affect the pet specialty industry in the year ahead.

Boosting Holiday Sales

Pet retailers can make the most of the busy fourth-quarter shopping season by following five easy steps.

Leaders of the Pack

The Pet Industry's Top2Top Conference will provide leaders in the pet world with insights on how to grow their businesses and advance the industry as a whole.

Out of Service?

The continued evolution of the pet industry distributor landscape is having a significant impact on the way suppliers call on their retailer customers.

The Next 30 Days

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council's new leader is committed to fighting for the rights of the pet trade and pet owners in the face of threats from overzealous regulation.

A Call to Action

A number of trade organizations, companies and individuals are coming together to ensure the health of the pet industry by joining the Pet Leadership Council.

Countdown to Election Day

By truly understanding the positions of various candidates and taking action to help put the right people in office, pet retailers can help make sure their best interests are represented in government.

Wild & Dangerous Regulation

A new regulatory board in West Virginia threatens to outlaw common pets like gerbils, hamsters and salamanders.
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