September 2019

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In this Issue

Decking the Aisles

With the holidays approaching fast, there’s a lot retailers need to keep in mind and be on top of in order to ensure a successful selling season.

The Giving Season

Many pet retailers take time during the holiday rush to focus on giving back to local rescue groups, nonprofit organizations and other charitable initiatives, helping everyone get in the yuletide spirit.

License to Sell

Stemming from pop culture, entertainment and fashion, licensed products can draw in new customers and spark bigger sales.

Pet Protection

To pin down success in the containment category, retailers need to go the extra mile with selection, displays and education.

Organic Growth

Consumer interest in natural and clean ingredient foods and treats is driving manufacturers and retailers to increase their organic offerings.

Shedding Light on the Latest Retail Technology

The team at Lightspeed discusses how the right point-of-sale system can help even small retailers succeed against big competition.

Winter Wonders

These winter essentials will help keep pets comfortable in cold or snowy conditions.

Gen Z & the Power of the Human-Animal Bond

While millennials are still this industry’s prime target demographic, it’s time to start focusing on the next generation of pet owners.

Focused on Solutions

Brittany Green, product manager for Tomlyn Veterinary Science, discusses how the company’s latest high-quality supplements support the health and well being of pets.

Responsible Retailing

Help protect the health of your staff, animals and customers with a new Pet Store Pro chapter about zoonotic disease prevention.

A Flair for Innovation

Trevor Lauber, pet care packaging sales representative for Flair Flexible Packaging Corporation, discusses the company’s effective, eye-catching and convenient packaging solutions.

Keeping Their Cool

As growing numbers of dog owners look for ways to reduce their pet’s anxiety and stress, calming and behavior modification products are drawing lots of attention.

The Cat (Treat’s) Out of the Bag

As cat ownership continues to grow, retailers should put just as much weight into cat treats as they do dog treats.

The Latest Trends in Dog Food

From nutritious ingredients to sustainability to questions about grain-free, consumers are looking for the best products for their pups.

The New Normal

Products in the natural wellness and healthcare segment of the pet goods industry are addressing specific issues, optimizing animal well being and potentially extending animals’ lives.

Tiny House Trends

In addition to maximizing space and comfort for their pets, small animal owners are looking for aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-clean habitat options.

Animal Rights… and Us

As activists continue to fight for the rights of animals, they’re inadvertently hurting ethical pet store owners.

Selling Starter Kits

To help budding fish hobbyists, fish stores should offer starter kits to get them going.
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