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Leaders of the Pack

Now in their tenth year, the Pet Business Industry Recognition Awards celebrate the pet industry's most exciting and innovative products.

DaySmart Relocates Headquarters

Natura Extends Grain Free Line

Bones Raise Funds for Several Causes

SoHo Modern Introduces Pet Product Line

Pet Bed Company Spreads Awareness

Steve’s Unveils Eco-Friendly Packaging

Stella & Chewy’s Aids Rescue Dogs Through Donations

Portrait Captures Pet DNA

Aquatic Life Enhances Website

Coastal Pet Gives Dealer a Harley-Davidson

Gauging the Pump

Driving Efficiency

A pet store’s distributor partners can be invaluable in helping to drive cost out of the supply chain.

Bathing Beauty

Bath time may be a breeze for a skilled salon bather, but don’t underestimate the beauty of having the right bathing system.

Crafting the Next 70 Years

KollerCraft remains dedicated to innovating aquatic and pet-toy lines as it celebrates its 70th year.

December 2012

Assembly Required

Retailers that assemble their own prefab herb kits stand to reap the benefits these kits offer, while avoiding the pitfalls.

November 2012

Furnishing Fun

Retailers that carry a wide variety of cage accessories for small pets are best positioned to help owners turn their pet’s cage into a home.

AgriLabs Launches Health Care Products

Philosophically Speaking

Tibor Siklosi, of Bergan, discusses the company’s unique philosophy and how it impacts—and benefit—everything that it does.

March 2012

February 2012

To Serve and Protect

Retailers can set themselves apart from the competition by offering popular fish tank installation and maintenance services.

October 2012

June 2012

July 2012

Supplements and Demand

Demand is high for remedies and supplements for dogs, but retailers still need to do their homework to make the category work for them.

Bark n Bag Introduces Old World Traveler Carriers

Crazy for Catnip

Often considered a fun treat for cat and owner alike, catnip can also be used to promote activity and as a tool for training cats.

May 2012

Opportunity Identified

The pet identification category has gotten a big boost from improvements in technology and an influx of fashion-inspired design.

Collaring Natural Sales

The trend toward natural products has impacted the collars and leashes category in a big way, and pet specialty retailers must be ready to respond.

January 2012

April 2012

Rolf C. Hagen Founder Dies

Something to Talk About

Many factors, including a bird’s species, age and gender, as well as how well it is trained, will determine whether pet birds will talk.

November 2011 Advertiser Index

A Matter of Loyalty

In today’s selling environment, where brand loyalty sometimes seems like an exception to the rule, it is more important than ever for small, independent pet stores to give their customers a reason to come back again and again.

Emerald Pet Adds Three Treat Lines

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.

September 2012

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