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Going Exclusive

A focus on stocking only products that are unique to the independent pet specialty channel is not necessarily the right choice for all mom-and-pop pet shops.

Survival of the Fittest

With the current economy testing the health of pet retailers like never before, Pet Business investigates why some thrive while others flat-line.

A Healthy Debate

While health and wellness products clearly represent a great growth opportunity for pet specialty retailers, the jury is still out on the best way to make the most of this burgeoning market.

A Model of Efficiency

Pet stores that can improve their performance in category management, product sourcing and staffing will be able to counteract some of the profit margin erosion that has plagued specialty retailers over the past few years.

What Recovery?

A turbulent year for the economy has raised some serious questions about what we can expect in terms of a post-recession rebound. What does this mean for pet specialty retailers as the calendar flips to 2012?

Diversity in Decline

Even as dog and cat ownership continues to rise, other pet categories are dropping off. What does this mean for the pet industry, and can the trend be reversed?

Guarding the Food Supply

Pet retailers must do everything they can to ensure that the food products they sell are safe or risk putting the lives of pets, and their stores, in jeopardy.

Riding the Next Wave

Pet product marketers must prepare for the inevitable end of the baby-boomer boom by reaching out to emerging consumer demographics.

Natural Progression

The retail pet industry’s trend toward natural and eco-friendly products has quickly gained momentum over the past several years, and pet specialty stores are positioned to profit from this movement.

Fighting for a Share

As mass retailers get more involved with the pet category, the onus is on pet specialty chains to come up with ways to survive and thrive in this increasingly crowded marketplace.

Training Basics

Using a well-developed employee education program to build a knowledgeable store staff is essential to the success of a pet specialty retail business.

On the Rebound

Whether or not the U.S. economy goes into a full-fledged recovery, next year is sure to present a variety of challenges and opportunities for pet specialty retailers.
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