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Leadership Essentials

There are four important dimensions to leadership in a service environment such as a pet store: creating a shared vision, developing teamwork, leveraging change and encouraging personal authority.

Building Bonds

Research into the many benefits associated with the bond between people and pets makes the entire pet industry stronger.

Born "Free"

In the pet food category, shoppers are increasingly attracted to products because of what is left out.

The Power of Pets

The pet industry’s total effect on the American economy amounted to $221 billion in 2015, generating nearly $23 billion in taxes for the federal, state and local governments.

Shaping Our Own Destiny

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.

Finding an Edge

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.

Insuring the Future

For many pet owners, finding affordable homeowners or renters insurance can be difficult—but the pet industry can help.

Pampering on the Range?

The farm and feed channel has an opportunity to grow fresh revenue by leveraging some of the key trends from pet stores.

Time to Make a Difference

The entire pet industry must unify in order to successfully repel ongoing attacks by radical activists on pet owners’ freedom of choice.

The Pet Parenting Boom

A recent study by sales and marketing firm Acosta reveals key information about the shopping patterns of pet owners.

Proper Protection

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.

The Power of Information

The World Pet Association’s 2016 Retail Operating Performance Report offers unique insight into the pet specialty channel.

Lessons from the Campaign Trail

No matter how they plan to vote on Election Day, retailers can learn a lot about shaping public perception by looking at how candidates run for office.

New Hope for Responsible Breeders

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.

Partners in Pet Care

Professionals who make their living working with pets should play a valuable role in discussions about animal care legislation and regulation.

The New Product Dilemma

Specialty distributors can be an invaluable resource in helping retailers leverage the high level of product innovation in the pet industry.

Independents Lead

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.

PIJAC's Big Focus on Small Pets

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council is leading the way in setting standards for small animal care, but the organization needs help from every facet of the pet industry.

Industry Evolution

Pet industry veteran Mark Hirschberg, president of Multipet International, discusses the positive and negative impact of the rapid changes being experienced in the pet industry.

Meet the PIJAC Board

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council’s Board of Directors includes some of the most knowledgeable and experienced people in the pet industry, all focused on protecting the well-being of companion animals and the pet trade.
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