Poll Archives

What is your outlook for 2015?

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  1. positive (44.4%)
  2. guardedly optimistic (33.3%)
  3. negative (22.2%)

What is your outlook for the upcoming holiday season?

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  1. very positive (50.0%)
  2. guardedly optimistic (41.7%)
  3. very negative (8.3%)

How concerned are you about competition from Petco and PetSmart?

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  1. very concerned (43.5%)
  2. somewhat concerned (17.4%)
  3. not concerned at all (39.1%)

How do you get the most from your supply chain?

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  1. Exclusively buying direct from manufacturers (26.7%)
  2. Utilizing as few distributors as possible (40.0%)
  3. Utilizing as many distributors as possible (33.3%)

How has your retail business performed over the first half of 2014?

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  1. sales were up 5% or more (41.4%)
  2. sales were up less than 5% (20.7%)
  3. sales were flat (24.1%)
  4. sales were down less than 5% (3.4%)
  5. sales were down more than 5% (10.3%)