January 2017

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Exponential Growth

The latest edition of Pet Business’ Top 25 Retailers list reveals the staggering rate at which the pet specialty channel’s premier chains are expanding.

Excellence at Any Size

Success in the pet specialty channel is not solely the domain of the companies on the Top 25 Retailers list.

Pioneering Natural Health

Susan Weiss, CEO and founder of Ark Naturals Products for Pets, discusses the company’s two decades of innovating the pet health category.

Selling in Style

Pittsburgh’s Healthy Pet Products is a successful fusion of owner Toni Shelaske’s wealth of knowledge in both store design and nutritional pet products.

It's Dinner Time

Beyond just eating and drinking, pet bowls can offer owners a variety of stylistic, travel and health functions for any need.

Designed With Love

With a passion for pets and great design, P.L.A.Y. offers beds, toys and accessories that both animals and owners can feel good about.

Trimming the Tank

Retailers can find success in the décor category by providing creative examples and offering a unique selection of products.

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.

Convenient Clean

Retailers can find success in the between-bath category by showing customers how the products can save them time and money.

Frequently Asked Questions

Retailers in the herptile trade need to be prepared for these common inquiries from curious customers.

An Rx for Aquarium Success

Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec, CEO of DrTim’s Aquatics, LLC, discusses how the company’s natural approach to maintaining a healthy aquarium is making it easier than ever for hobbyists and retailers alike.

Insuring the Future

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

Gnawing Needs

A wide variety of chews toys are available to keep rodents, rabbits and even ferrets busy and happy.

A Lifetime of Health

Cat owners are searching for nutritional supplements that can increase feline health and wellness through every life stage.

What's New?

Manufacturers say constant innovation is the key to boosting natural treat offerings in pet stores.

The Pet Parenting Boom

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

Open Wide

Retailers can support the growing awareness of the need for at-home oral care by providing a range of effective products to suit every pet and lifestyle.

Hatching Success

By providing invaluable support to breeders, knowledgeable retailers can secure a supply of local birds and grow their customer base.

Minimal but Mighty

As dog owners become more skeptical about products with long lists of ingredients, they are looking at limited-ingredient formulas and adopting a less-is-more approach to feeding their pets.
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