Poll Archives

How big of an impact will shifting consumer demographics have on the pet industry?

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  1. It will cause contraction in the industry (11.1%)
  2. It will permanently slow industry growth (16.7%)
  3. It will temporarily slow industry growth (44.4%)
  4. It will not slow the industry down at all (27.8%)

How do you expect distributor consolidation to impact your retail business?

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  1. It will hurt my business (55.0%)
  2. It will help my business (30.0%)
  3. It won't affect my business (15.0%)

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%)