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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.

Pets in the City

Fewer landlords allowing pets will only force many people into making a hard decision: apartment or pet? Sometimes, the pet does not win.

It Has to be Good

What does J. M. Smucker, a company known for its peanut butter, jelly and coffee, want with a pet food and treat company?

Earning Your Trust

With a well-versed staff of full-time journalists complemented by a group of industry experts—many with 20 or 30 years of experience working in the pet industry—we have developed the finest publication in the retail pet industry.
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