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Business and Marketing

Holiday Hustle

How stores are preparing displays for the holiday season.

True Partners

Pet industry distributors’ growth is inextricably tied to independent retailers’ success.

No-Nonsense Natural Litters

Avoiding messy dust and overwhelming fragrances, manufacturers are opting for more natural formulas when creating cat litter.
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Archive »Merchandising

Holiday Hustle

How stores are preparing displays for the holiday season.

No-Nonsense Natural Litters

Avoiding messy dust and overwhelming fragrances, manufacturers are opting for more natural formulas when creating cat litter.

10 Sales-Boosting Marketing Techniques

There are a variety of strategies that retailers can utilize to increase store revenue in the digital age.
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Archive »Technology

Technically Speaking

How technology is shaping the present and future of pet retail.

Prime Performance

When it comes to selecting a point-of-sale system, retailers should examine key features that can improve the efficiency and profits of their business.

Tech it Out!

Electronic wizardry is redesigning the relationship between people and their pets.
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Archive »Management

6 Key Considerations When Acquiring a Business

Making a strategic acquisition can be a great way to grow your business, but only if you do the proper due diligence.

The Five Most Important Considerations When Selling Your Business

Two M&A experts share valuable guidelines for navigating a process that is always complicated and often overwhelming for business owners.

Preparing the Pack

Kriser's takes employee training to new levels with programs tailored for Millennials.
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Archive »Retailer Profiles

A Family Affair

Agri Feed Pet Supply prides itself on offering exceptional customer service and has a passion for giving back to the community and donating to charity. These factors have helped this family-owned pet store withstand the test of time since 1976.

Local Love

Located in Santa Fe, N.M, Teca Tu embraces its community and regional culture in every aspect of its business, making it a standout pet specialty retailer in its home city and beyond.

At Your Service

At Woof! Orlando, owner Michelle Olds and her team provide dogs with a human-grade experience, whether they come in for a quick grooming appointment or an overnight stay.

2018 Retailer of the Year: Kriser's Natural Pet

Kriser’s has combined a passion for helping animals with strong retail acumen and strategic planning to build a successful pet store chain that is growing in markets across the United States.
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Archive »Trends

A Natural Boost

Supplements and remedies, including CBD and hemp products, are gaining momentum amongst consumers.

Feeding Natural

The trend toward natural foods is here to stay, and retailers should educate themselves in order to properly serve their customers.

The Hottest Trends at SuperZoo

At the annual pet industry trade show in Las Vegas, manufacturers revealed which trends they are betting on in 2018 and beyond.
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Archive »Services

Healthcare Providers

Retailers are adding vaccination events, veterinary clinics and other health-related services to their traditional pet store offerings.

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.
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