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Animal Supply Company Acquires Wilson Pet Supply

Spring Awakening: 12 Pet Products to Usher in the Budding Season

Sojos Introduces Wild Dog Food

Petsport Welcomes President

All Boxed Up

Litter boxes are not what they used to be-and that is a good thing. Manufacturers are offering an array of new features and colors in the category.

Bowl Them Over

Understanding small animals' needs, as well as the various features and uses of the bowls and bottles used to give them food and water, is key to boosting sales in this category.

Global Growth

The 2015 edition of Global Pet Expo was a record-breaking event, according to a number of key metrics.

Bad Bird Gone Good

Pet owners often have to be trained to not inadvertently reward and encourage bad behavior in pet birds.

Answering the Call

The supplements and remedies category offers pet specialty retailers effective tools to help customers who are increasingly searching for ways to keep their dogs happy and healthy.

Lighting Up Sales

Selling lighting fixtures and bulbs presents a number of challenges, but with well-thought out strategies, retailers can make the most of this must-have category.

The Inside Story

It is not enough to offer a shampoo that leaves behind a fresh fragrance and a clean coat; today's pet parents want products with ingredients they know and can trust.

Natural Defense

Fleas and ticks can cause loads of problems for unaware dog owners, but pet specialty retailers can provide a preventative assist through education and products that effectively neutralize these nasty pests.

The Right Direction

Pet store owners and managers can improve the performance of their business by clearly conveying their expectations to store employees.

Back It with Facts

When retailers engage their local legislators and regulators, it is best that they do so armed with data about their businesses.

A Home Run in Pet Care

Brad Cantwell, president of MidWest Homes for Pets, points out some of his company's latest pet product innovations.

Mars Fish Care Debuts API Fish Diets

PetSafe Brand Donates $8,000 to Help 136 Dogs Seized from Tennessee Home

Pet Travel is Soaring

Paws PR Names Senior Director of Digital Strategy

PIDA Adds Shorter Training Courses to Pet Store Pro

Fromm Adds Entrees to Gold Line

NASC Partners with PetHealthLive for Consumer Info Websites

Zoomark Expects More New Companies Exhibiting at 2015 Show

Links-It Displays Help Retailers Merchandise Pet ID Tag Connectors

Celebrating National Puppy Day

Supplement Company Dr. Kruger's Revamps its Formulas and Offerings

American Dog Toys Launches Spunky Pup Brand

Kriser's Receives Capital Investment from River Hollow Partners

Bravo's Re-branding Extends to Website

Logic Products Expands BarkLogic Line

Snuggle Pet Products Becomes Smart Pet Love

Piddle Place Makes Commitment to Shelters to Help Pet Owners Train New Pets

11 Organizations Receive Oxbow Animal Health Rescue Grants

Andis Teams Up with Matrix Partners

British Pet Food Maker Canagan Makes its U.S. Debut

Dogswell Acquires Natural American Pet Products and Natural Life Pet Products

Planet Dog Gives Websites a Facelift

Treats from Emerald Pet Products Receive Packaging Makeover

Distributor Announcements: March 2015

The View from the Top

Become a pack leader at the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council's 2015 Top2Top Conference in April.

Evolution in Skin Care

Recent scientific research has ushered in a new era for maintaining skin health in dogs.

Only in Orlando

Orlando, well known for its fun and attractions for visitors of all ages, will soon roll out a host of mega-sized thrills, exciting new restaurants and a whole lot more.

Jump-Starting Sales

Smart retailers constantly implement new programs, products and services to grow sales in their stores.

Schooled in Fish

Lights, filtration, fish and more-all the latest in the aquatics category are on display in the Everything Aquatic section of the show floor.

Shop 'Til You Bark

The pet boutique segment is thriving as pet owners continue to look for high-quality products for their four-legged friends.

Suggestive Selling 101

Pet specialty retailers can improve sales and service by teaching their associates the art of suggestive selling.

Petmate Fetches More Chuckit! Toys

Fresh to Home Freeze Dried Patties from Stewart by MiracleCorp

American Veterinary Distributors Association Supports HABRI with Donation

Quaker Pet Group Expands goDog Offerings

Natural Balance Offers Gluten-Free Food Option for Dogs and Cats

GfK Offers Analytic Tool for Understanding Pet Owners

Bark n Bag Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with New Carrier

Zuke's Skinny Bakes 5's

ökocat Soft Step

Petsafe Downsizes indigo Fresh Floss Bones

Soggy Doggy Doormat and Slopmat in Charcoal Grey

P.L.A.Y's Purr & Pounce Cat Tunnel and Leeloo Cat Scratcher

Gen7Pets' Roller-Carrier

Look Who's Happy Adds Floor Display to Sales Kit for Retailers

Loving Pets Amps Up Bowl Selection

Evanger's Honors 80th Anniversary with Revamped Packaging

Imperial Cat Goes Country with Cat Scratchers and Toys

Premier Shampoo and Conditioner from EQyss

Sealy Makes Eco-Friendly Bed

Honoring Retailer Excellence

Global Pet Expo New Products Showcase Winners Announced

Don't Go Without a Road Map

Preparation and planning before you hit the trade show floor can be key to making the trip well worth the investment.

Socially Savvy

Seven tips on how pet specialty retailers can build savvy social media strategies.

An Industry United

PIJAC is tracking legislative trends impacting the pet industry, but it will take an industry-wide effort to convince legislators and others of the benefits of the pet trade.

Identifying the Next Generation of Pet Owners

The research shows that Hispanic Millennials are probably pet marketers' next best bet.

APPA's Professional Women's Network

The American Pet Product Association's (APPA) Professional Women's Network (PWN) continues to keep members informed and connected, reports Marian T. Thielsen, APPA's associate vice president of sales and marketing.

Creating New Pet Owners

The Pets in the Classroom grant program is beneficial not only to elementary and middle school students across North America, but to the pet industry as well.

A Natural Fit

Retail buyers will find all of the products and information they need to tap into the growing natural products trend in The Natural Pet section of the Global Pet Expo show floor.

Q&A: PIDA's Steve King

Steve King, president of the Pet Industry Distributors Association, discusses the impact of consolidation among the industry's distributors, the health of the supply chain and the launch of the Pet Industry Management Conference.

Piddle Place Makes Commitment to Help Pet Adopters Train Pets

British Pet Food Maker Canagan Makes U.S. Debut

Barkworthies Gets a New Look

WellPet Adds to Wellness CORE Line

Petmate Provides Nighttime Visibility with Collar and Leash Collections

Petsport Grows Eco-Friendly Toy Offerings

Loving Pets Love Treats

Grizzly Aids Joints

Tuggo Downsizes for Smaller Breeds

The Metro Stripes Slow Feed Bowl from PetRageous

Woof Gang Bakery to Open Five Corporate Stores

Rush Direct Enters Feeding and Watering Segment with Stellar Bowls Line

Dexas Partners with Eastman Tritan to Develop Pet Travel Products

National Animal Supplement Council Partners with PetHealthLive for Consumer Info Websites

Elmira Pet Products Debuts Nutram Food in U.S.

Angels' Eyes Plus

Essiac and Tru-Pine Pet Supplements

Caru Bite Sized Soft ‘n Tasty Treats

Flexi Classic Leashes

Aquatop's Heater with Digital Controller

PetQuip Brings the British

TropiClean Introduces Fresh Breath Drops

Purina Unveils Pro Plan Bright Mind Foods

New Products Showcase Winners Announced

Surviving to Thriving

Business owners and operators must be able to identify their company's developmental level-survive, stabilize, grow or maximize-and adjust their strategy accordingly.
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