Remember when it was easy to build and sustain a successful pet retail operation? Yeah, neither do I.
While the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council was successful in improving the regulatory and business environment for the pet industry last year, there is much more work to be done in 2017.
The World Pet Association is constantly looking for exciting new ways to set its SuperZoo trade show and conference apart from other pet industry events.
Reducing the potential harm from non-native species requires collaboration to develop a balanced course of action that begins, not ends, with risk assessment methods.
John Bosserman, sales and marketing manager for Wholesome Hide, discusses his company’s commitment to producing only the highest quality products using USA-sourced beef hide.
Nicole Spain, brand manager for BPV Environmental, reveals how the company’s Fresh News brand has stayed at the forefront of the natural/eco-friendly pet products movement.
Could shoppers’ post-election hangover end up putting a lump of coal in retailers’ stocking this holiday season?
Laura Taylor, owner of Woofables Bakery, discusses how a customized selection of her company’s gourmet pet treats can help pet specialty retailers stand out from the competition.
Significant changes in the pet specialty retail landscape have made it difficult to distinguish which businesses qualify for this designation.
Many pet specialty retailers are having trouble finding good, hard-working and trustworthy people to help work their stores.
When it comes to combating substandard breeders, the new voluntary breeder certification program introduced by Purdue University is a better alternative to pet sale bans.
Professionals who make their living working with pets should play a valuable role in discussions about animal care legislation and regulation.
Specialty distributors can be an invaluable resource in helping retailers leverage the high level of product innovation in the pet industry.
Brad Gruber, chief operating officer at Health Extension Pet Care, discusses how his company’s diverse lineup of nutrition, grooming and training products are a perfect fit for independent pet specialty stores.
Three executives from successful pet store chains discuss the role that the independent retailers play in brand building, and how ecommerce is affecting the dynamics between retailers and suppliers.
The executive team at Pet Supplies Plus has a plan designed to capture the attention of consumers and do all they can to never lose these shoppers once they come into the store.
Lucy Postins, founder and CEO of The Honest Kitchen, discusses how her company is raising the bar in the pet health food category.
While many Millennial consumers—born approximately between 1980 and 2000—want us to believe that they act totally different than previous generations, there are more and more signs that they do not.
The very real problem posed by substandard breeders and shelters will never be addressed effectively unless the pet industry and animal-welfare groups can come together for the good of the animals in question.
Would you be better off with more full-time employees in your aisles?