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Looking for Loyalty

What can pet stores do when a brand they have invested time and effort into suddenly jumps into a new retail channel or—maybe even worse—aligns itself with an online outlet that offers retail pricing below what most brick-and-mortar establishments pay at wholesale?

Raw Made Simple

Reed Howlett, CEO of Nature’s Variety, Inc., discusses how his company is making it easier than ever for pet owners to provide their animal companions with wholesome, high-quality nutrition.

The Premier Industry Event

What’s in a name? With Global Pet Expo, there’s more to it than you might think.

A New Kind of Catnip Company

Marc A. Adams, chief of business development for Meowijuana, LLC, discusses how his company is bringing innovation to what he sees as previously underserved pet owners.

The Next E-volution of Phillips

Todd Shelton, CEO of Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, discusses how the company’s recent acquisition of PetFlow will result in a powerful e-commerce solution for local pet stores.

Trade Show Tips

The recent Atlanta Pet Fair and upcoming SuperZoo trade shows both offer professional groomers a great opportunity to gain the resources necessary for driving their businesses to new heights.

Four Ways to Engage

There are several approaches that businesses can take to help educate legislators, regulators and the public about the great work the industry does for pets and pet lovers.

Move Over Millennials

Now that we’ve seemingly got the Millennials all figured out—at least when it comes to how they shop for pet products—is it time to shift our focus to the next up-and-coming generation of consumers?

The Future of Sojos

Jen Loesch discusses her new role as general manager of Sojos and why the company is perfectly positioned to continue innovating the raw food category.

The Power of Coalitions

It is only by working together as a unified voice that the pet industry can successfully battle against dangerous legislative and regulatory actions like pet sale bans.

That’s Doggone Impressive

In 2016, pet industry spending increased by $6 billion to reach a new all-time high.

Feeding Success

Sumit Sethi, president of Indipets, Inc., discusses how his company is nourishing the bottom line of pet specialty retailers with a top-notch selection of functional and stylish pet bowls, feeders and accessories.

Cleaning Up With Grooming Products

Martha Palmer, director of Wahl Clipper Corporation’s professional animal division, discusses how pet stores can be successful in the home-grooming category.

Why it Matters if We Don’t Have Enough Dogs

The variety of human health benefits associated with pet ownership makes it imperative that people continue to have access to the right four-legged friends.

The PIDA Perspective

Steve King, president of the Pet Industry Distributors Association, discusses the many opportunities and challenges facing pet industry retailers, distributors and manufacturers today.

Protecting the Puppy Supply

Reliable studies on the current supply of dogs in the U.S. reveal that the industry must be proactive in ensuring that prospective pet owners continue to have access to the animal companions they choose.

Expanding the Flock

The Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition’s new myBird campaign aims to breathe new life into the exciting world of bird ownership by increasing awareness of the joys and benefits of having a feathered friend.

Fewer Ingredients, More Sales

Some of today’s hottest pet nutrition categories are defined not by what’s in the food, but rather what is left out.

An Open Letter to the Pet Industry

Everyone in the industry must work to oppose pet sale bans and do their part to ensure that responsible breeders are successful.

Pet Industry Perspectives

Top executives from some of the industry’s premier pet product companies sound off on the key issues facing retailers today.
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