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Proper Protection

Reducing the potential harm from non-native species requires collaboration to develop a balanced course of action that begins, not ends, with risk assessment methods.

A Wholesome Approach to Rawhide

John Bosserman, sales and marketing manager for Wholesome Hide, discusses his company’s commitment to producing only the highest quality products using USA-sourced beef hide.

Good News for Pets

Nicole Spain, brand manager for BPV Environmental, reveals how the company’s Fresh News brand has stayed at the forefront of the natural/eco-friendly pet products movement.
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Archive » Publisher's Perspective

Is Bigger Better?

Trying to expand your business sounds good on paper, but it may not work with your loyal customer base.

The Solution to Staffing

Many pet specialty retailers are having trouble finding good, hard-working and trustworthy people to help work their stores.

Staying Relevant

Pet retailers need to fine tune their product mix and enhance the overall shopping experience to remain competitive in today’s market.
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Archive » Editor's View

Excellence at Any Size

Success in the pet specialty channel is not solely the domain of the companies on the Top 25 Retailers list.

The Election Fallout Fallacy

Could shoppers’ post-election hangover end up putting a lump of coal in retailers’ stocking this holiday season?

Next-Level Cyber Warfare

Recent headlines indicate that online competitors are about to become even more dangerous.
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Archive »Industry Voices

Insuring the Future

For many pet owners, finding affordable homeowners or renters insurance can be difficult—but the pet industry can help.

Pampering on the Range?

The farm and feed channel has an opportunity to grow fresh revenue by leveraging some of the key trends from pet stores.

Time to Make a Difference

The entire pet industry must unify in order to successfully repel ongoing attacks by radical activists on pet owners’ freedom of choice.
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Archive »Executive Interviews

An Rx for Aquarium Success

Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec, CEO of DrTim’s Aquatics, LLC, discusses how the company’s natural approach to maintaining a healthy aquarium is making it easier than ever for hobbyists and retailers alike.

Pioneering Natural Health

Susan Weiss, CEO and founder of Ark Naturals Products for Pets, discusses the company’s two decades of innovating the pet health category.

A Wholesome Approach to Rawhide

John Bosserman, sales and marketing manager for Wholesome Hide, discusses his company’s commitment to producing only the highest quality products using USA-sourced beef hide.
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Archive »Retailer Roundtables

On the High Wire

Four single-unit pet specialty retailers reveal how they are stepping up to overcome the challenges facing small, independent pet stores in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace.

Jumping Hurdles

Five pet specialty retailers explain the challenges of running independent retail operations in today's marketplace.

Give a Little Bit

Five pet specialty retailers explain how they work to make a difference in their communities.
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