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6 Key Considerations When Acquiring a Business

Making a strategic acquisition can be a great way to grow your business, but only if you do the proper due diligence.

Understanding an Important Component of Pet Food Safety

Environmental monitoring (EM) is a reliable method of detecting pathogens. So, why is it only now garnering serious consideration from many pet food manufacturers?

Chewing the Natural Way

Treating pets doesn’t have to be an indulgence. Today’s pet parents want all-natural snacks and chews that support pet health—and they’re willing to pay for it.

Feeding Natural

The trend toward natural foods is here to stay, and retailers should educate themselves in order to properly serve their customers.

Creating Modern Pet Containment Spaces

Whether keeping pets in—or threats out—pet gates, pens and crates help consumers keep their homes peaceful and secure.

Perfecting the Trim

While great scissor work depends on having the right tools and technique, it actually begins before you even pick up a pair of shears.

How is Transparency Reshaping the Pet Food Industry?

Pet food consumer trends and heightened regulatory oversight have made pet food traceability systems more important than ever.

Getting the Most Out of Grooming

Five retailers discuss the opportunities and challenges that come with offering grooming services and self-service dog washes in pet stores.

Prime Performance

When it comes to selecting a point-of-sale system, retailers should examine key features that can improve the efficiency and profits of their business.

The Five Most Important Considerations When Selling Your Business

Two M&A experts share valuable guidelines for navigating a process that is always complicated and often overwhelming for business owners.

The Hottest Trends at SuperZoo

At the annual pet industry trade show in Las Vegas, manufacturers revealed which trends they are betting on in 2018 and beyond.

SuperZoo Sees Success in 2018

​Words won’t be able to fully convey the energy and excitement found at this year’s SuperZoo, which took place June 26-28 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Creating Modern Homes for Pets

Who says you have to choose between functional pet products and beautiful home décor?

Fashionably Great

Retailers should carry on-trend fashion items that cater to multiple tastes, lifestyles and occasions.

Adventure is Out There

As more young pet owners embrace an active way of life, they are bringing their pets along for the journey.

Local Love

Located in Santa Fe, N.M, Teca Tu embraces its community and regional culture in every aspect of its business, making it a standout pet specialty retailer in its home city and beyond.

Bob Vetere Discusses His Retirement from APPA

The president and CEO of the American Pet Products Association reflects on his time in the pet industry and lays out his expectations for the future.

Showing Appreciation

From barbecued brisket to live horse racing, Fauna Foods found unique ways to entertain attendees of its annual customer appreciation event.

Preparing the Pack

Kriser's takes employee training to new levels with programs tailored for Millennials.

At Your Service

At Woof! Orlando, owner Michelle Olds and her team provide dogs with a human-grade experience, whether they come in for a quick grooming appointment or an overnight stay.
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The Truth About the FDA’s Grain-Free Dog Food Warning

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Outward Hound, a portfolio company of J.W. Childs Associates, L.P., acquired Charming Pet, a dog toy manufacturer.
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