Pet Club has emerged from the desert to become a player in several markets across Arizona and Colorado. The chain's rapid growth and success are why it has been selected as the Pet Business Retailer of the Year.
Pet identification products have come a long way from the simple dog tags of yesteryear to include a variety of fashionable and high-tech options. The result is a category that often proves quite profitable for independent pet stores.
Lambert Kay is undergoing a broad re-branding that extends across the company's entire line
of grooming, household and health care products, says Rick Blomquist, director-consumer animal products sales.
As he prepares to end his 30-year career in the pet industry, Jim Flipp, corporate food buyer for the Chuck & Don's 22-store pet chain in Minnesota and Colorado, discusses how the pet food category has evolved along with his retail family.