Poll Archives

What is the most important factor when evaluating natural products for your store?

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  1. ingredients (50.0%)
  2. country of origin (20.8%)
  3. packaging (4.2%)
  4. manufacturer reputation (12.5%)
  5. third-party cerification (8.3%)

How do you expect the Affordable Care Act to impact your business?

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  1. It will hurt my business (43.8%)
  2. It will help my business (31.2%)
  3. The jury is still out (25.0%)

What are your customers main concerns when it comes to pet food?

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  1. Origin of Ingredients (40.0%)
  2. Nutritional Profile (20.0%)
  3. Natural/Organic Formulation (13.3%)
  4. Price (20.0%)
  5. Use of Grains (6.7%)

What is the biggest challenge you face when it comes to staffing your store(s)?

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  1. Finding good candidates (50.0%)
  2. Training (12.5%)
  3. Retaining quality employees (25.0%)
  4. Managing personalities (12.5%)

How has the economy affected your business over the past five years?

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  1. It has somewhat slowed growth (12.5%)
  2. It has been catastrophic (15.6%)
  3. It has had no impact (12.5%)
  4. It has actually benefited the business (59.4%)