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Business and Marketing

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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Archive »Merchandising

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.

Letting Their Hair—and Fur—Down

Conair, long a household name in human grooming products, has been gaining momentum in the pet products business.

‘Tis the Season for Toys and Treats

As the holidays approach, pet parents want to involve their furry friends in the festivities as much as possible by gifting them themed goodies.
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Archive »Technology

Social Strategy

Online marketing tools can be invaluable, especially for those savvy retailers who know how to capitalize on the appeal of the live animals in their stores.

Taking Fetch to a New Level

Debbie Hamill, chief marketing officer at iFetch, discusses how the company is helping dogs around the world stay healthy, happy and out of trouble with engaging play products.

The Fast Track to Success

FasTrax CEO Doug Nolan discusses how pet specialty retailers of all shapes and sizes can streamline their operations and improve sales using the company’s cutting-edge technology solutions.
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Archive »Management

Nourishing Pets and Pet Stores

Michael Landa, founder and CEO of Nulo Pet Food, discusses how his company has embraced the role of innovator in the pet nutrition category while driving new business into the independent pet specialty channel.

Problem-Free Problem Solving

Pet store owners and managers can solve issues successfully and efficiently by identifying the right approach and devoting the appropriate amount of time.

Step Up to the Podium

Carina Evans, CEO of Podium Pet Products, discusses how the company is driving success for retailers with a fast-growing portfolio of pet care solutions.
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Archive »Retailer Profiles

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.

Expression Through Design

Pet Express’ unique store setup coupled with an abundance of live animals makes for a memorable shopping experience that keeps customers coming back.

Caring Commitment

Through a range of fundraisers and adoption-focused events and programs, Pet Food Express demonstrates a firm commitment to supporting pets throughout its community.
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Archive »Trends

Selling the Spa Experience

Taking the home-grooming experience beyond a simple clean cut, retailers have identified the demand for luxurious products to soothe and indulge pets.

Healthcare at Home

With the right approach to education and merchandising, the first-aid and wound care category offers both an opportunity to build customer relationships and strong sales potential.

Preparing for Life After Millennials

The pet industry’s efforts to engage Millennials appear to be paying off quite nicely; but what is being done to build the next generation of pet owners?
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Archive »Services

Strength in Diversity

Expanding an existing pet business with grooming services can be a great way to fuel growth, depending how the business owner goes about making such a splashy addition.

Ear Care 101

Regular, proper maintenance of a pet’s ears is essential in protecting it from painful and dangerous infections.

Grooming the Fearful Dog

Changing the grooming interaction into a pleasant and relaxed experience can go a long way in creating a positive change in anxious canine clients.
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