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Bad Apples

As an industry, we must fight against the few people who do not care about the animals in their charge.

Desperate Times

Kmart announced its latest attempt to survive in a retail arena that it is becoming more sophisticated and crowded by the moment.

On the Front Lines

Empowering the best employees with responsibility and showing them that growth is possible is an even better way to get the most out of your workers.

Predictions from the Desert

What does one economist's optimistic outlook for the U.S. economy mean to your business and the pet industry overall?

The Cost of High Prices

Higher-priced pet food could create pushback from consumers who are ready to draw a line in the sand.

Thinning the Herd

Is too much redundancy in the marketplace hurting retailers across the country?

The Cost of a Low-Price Strategy

Pet specialty retailers can learn a lot from Walmart's recent financial woes.

Selling Substance

Manufacturers must spread the word about their products, their benefits to animals and the reasons why shoppers should pay more for these items.

Rx for Success

The bottom line is that pet health care revenues are increasing at a double-digit rate, and businesses and individuals are getting rich off of it.

A New Beginning

Besides bringing joy to the household, Mickey is a testament to the amount of money consumers will spend on their new pets.

The End of the Boom?

Baby Boomers like me (I am at the tail end of the Baby Boomer generation) have long powered the growth of the pet care category. If many of them are like me and question their future pet ownership, our industry could be in for some hard times ahead.

Right-Size Retail

Welcome to the saturation point. The days of overwhelming consumers with stores in the hopes of getting them to make an extra stop or two on their way home from work appear to be over.
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