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Making Valuable Connections

At the first-ever Pet Connections Expo, pet retail buyers got a chance to network with key vendors, take advantage of show specials and learn from a variety of industry experts.

California Pet Sale Ban Becomes Law

What you need to know about America’s first statewide pet sales ban.

The Keys to a Great Website

A pet retailer's website is a vital resource for connecting with today's shoppers.

How to Enhance Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Discover three major areas pet specialty retailers should focus on when using digital marketing to attract, retain and connect with customers.

A Way of Life

Driven by passion for a specific identity or set of values, several brands are proving their lifestyle-focused models can thrive in an industry growing ever more competitive.

Walking the Walk: An Interview with Michael Phelps

True lifestyle brands embody their identity not only within their own company, but in who they choose to work with to develop the business and spread the word about their mission and products.

Walking the Walk: An Interview with Natalia Martinez

True lifestyle brands embody their identity not only within their own company, but in who they choose to work with to develop the business and spread the word about their mission and products.

Walking the Walk: An Interview with Bryce LaDuc

True lifestyle brands embody their identity not only within their own company, but in who they choose to work with to develop the business and spread the word about their mission and products.

The Fanatic Lifestyle

Licensed products can open up a world of opportunities for pet retailers.

A Company Living Off Leash

Forward-thinking company Zuke’s has been focused on natural products for active dogs for more than two decades.

An Emphasis on Education

With a motto like “When you know better, you feed better,” it’s no surprise that The Natural Pet Enrichment Center prioritizes helping customers make healthy decisions for their pets.

Growing Your Gift Selection

With the holiday season around the corner, it’s time to start merchandising your store with products that are perfect for spreading yuletide cheer.

Ready to Ride

These carriers keep on-the-go pets comfortable and safe while reducing the stress of travel.

New Methods for Cleaning Up Messes

Manufacturers are finding innovative, safer and more effective solutions to the old problem of stains and odors left behind by pets.

The Fromm Family Tradition

Bryan Nieman, brand director for Fromm Family Foods, discusses the company’s growth, as well as its commitment to its community and independent pet retailers.

Putting Independents First

Dan Schmitz, national sales manager for KLN Family Brands, discusses the company’s unsurpassed commitment to independent pet retailers.

The Freeze-Dried Advantage

As more dog owners embrace the benefits of freeze-dried products, the category is taking off, affording pet specialty retailers the opportunity to strengthen customer loyalty and profits.

Cultivating Success

While the pet industry has proven to be fertile ground for growing successful retail chains, expanding a one-store operation into a multi-unit powerhouse can be quite challenging—and risky—when you’re working with limited resources.

Experience Over Everything

Bark Out Loud Doggie Boutique & Café makes an impact with local pet owners by hosting charming events and marketing with a personal touch.

Fashion Forward

For PetRageous Designs, keeping up with the latest trends and embracing the humanization of pets is at the core of the business’ success.
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