As dog owners increasingly focus on their pet's comfort, the dog bed category is taking off, offering pet specialty retailers plenty of cushy opportunities for higher register rings, add-on sales and repeat visits.
Colette Fairchild, CEM, CMP, trade show director for H.H. Backer Associates Inc., the organizer of Backer's Total Pet Expo, explains how the event continues to evolve to better serve retail buyers and suppliers.
By truly understanding the positions of various candidates and taking action to help put the right people in office, pet retailers can help make sure their best interests are represented in government.
As pet owners increasingly indulge their animal companions during special occasions, specialty retailers have the opportunity to capitalize on the growing market for holiday-related pet food and treats.
PetSmart and Petco have dominated the retail pet care market for the past 20-plus years, but the tide may be turning against the two big box stores as other retailers get more savvy and consumer's tastes change.
David Yaskulka, vice president of marketing communications for Halo, Purely for Pets, discusses how the company strives to produce the highest-quality pet diets while helping homeless animals across the country.