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20 Tweets from SuperZoo

Best Shot Expands One Shot Line

Nutro Company Launches Grant Program to Enhance Dog Parks

Pack 'N Pride Adds Distributors

APPA Promotes Andrew Darmohraj to COO

Dog-Friendly Dining Event Sets World Record

JAKKS Pets Adds Kong Treats

Petstages Revamps Its Website

Animal Supply Co. Acquires Pet Food Wholesale

Surveying the Field

CIPS 2013 Show Expects Increase in Exhibitors

Pets in the Classroom Raises Money for Teacher Grants

Molly Mutt Earns Patent for Beds

ShopKeep Named on Top 100 Tech Startup List

How to Take a Stress-Free Vacation

PIJAC Names VP of Government of Affairs

The Greening of the Pet Industry

The natural products movement has become one of the most important trends within the pet industry-particularly for small, independent retailers looking to set themselves apart from larger competitors.

Petmate Adds Interactive Toys to ChuckIt! Line

More Natural Trimming

CASCO Builds for Mars

Refined Fin Debuts Zooquariums

Refined Fin Debuts Zooquariums

"The Friskies" Calls for Cat Videos

Patriotic Pups

ThunderWorks Hosts Charity Dog Wash

Green Clippings

Supplements Step Up

An increasing number of dietary supplements on the market offer more opportunities for retailers to help solve health problems in small pets.

An Independent Spirit

Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet is a prime example of how a regional chain can stand up to big-box competitors by delivering high-quality products and customer service in a neighborhood pet shop atmosphere. That is why it has been named Pet Business' 2013 Retailer of the Year.

At the Forefront of Fishkeeping

Paul Stevenson, president of Reef One Inc., discusses the state of aquatics and how his company is bringing a new level of innovation to the category.

Armed with Services

Offering pet-related services can be a great way to drive customer traffic and boost an independent pet retailer's bottom line.

Bringing Fairness to the Marketplace

Five brick-and-mortar pet specialty retailers express their concerns about online competitors and how passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act could level the playing field.

Clear Conscience Pet Founder Publishes Pet Food Report

A Move Toward Equality

As the Marketplace Fairness Act, otherwise known as the online sales tax, moves to the House, brick-and-mortar retailers should understand how it could affect their operations if it passes.

Maintaining the Right Balance

Heather Govea, general manager for Natural Balance Pet Foods, reveals how the company's recent merger with Del Monte will impact its products and pet specialty retailers.

Into Hybernation

During icy winters or even chilly autumns, retailers may opt to scale back their pond department assortments and temporarily re-purpose the space to boost sales.

No Tricks to These Treats

According to Dean Triandafellos, president of Beefeaters Holding Company, customers are looking for minimally processed treats, and his company delivers the goods.

Freshly Baked

Gourmet treat manufacturers are yielding treats that not only look delectable, but that also address the rigorous consumer demand for nutritious pet fare.

Putting Fish First

Next month's Ornamental Fish Health Symposium will provide professionals from every level of the aquarium trade an opportunity to help improve the level of care provided to ornamental fish.

Fulfilling Special Needs

Climbing Sales

Cat furniture products can be a lucrative category for retailers, but it is not without its challenges.

Day For Night

It is uncommon-perhaps, nearly unheard of-but having a designated “dark room” can give customers a chance to see a retailer's nocturnal creatures in all their glory.

Diving Into Ponds

The pond department can be a profit center for pet stores that understand the unique challenges and opportunities presented by this category.

Investing in Defense

With the creation of its Legislative Defense Fund, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council aims to increase its ability to defend the pet industry against misguided government action.

Dressed to Go

More dog owners are turning to apparel, either to keep their pets protected from the elements or to outfit them in fun costumes for ever-popular holiday photos. This gives retailers ample opportunity to dress up sales.

Bows, Bling and Things

Once considered frou-frou and frivolous, bows, bling and other accessories are important to customers and good for sales.

The Three Ps of Merchandising

For pet retailers, the keys to a successful merchandising strategy are presentation, placement and promotion.

Andis Courts the DIY Crowd

Karen Formico, vice president of marketing for Andis, discusses the rise in at-home-grooming and the company's latest user-friendly products.

Cage Cleanup

Stocking a solid assortment of cage-cleaning tools and products does more than boost sales-it helps customers keep theirs pets' environment clean and healthy.

Show Stopper

By taking the right approach, pet retailers can turn showrooming shoppers into loyal customers and even vocal advocates of the store.

Pet Cleanup Goes Green

Thanks to advancing technology, natural products can now treat stains and odors as effectively as traditional options.
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