Poll Archives

Is biodiversity important to the health of the pet industry?

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  1. Yes, the inclusion of birds, small animals, fish & herptiles are essential (83.3%)
  2. No, dogs and cats are enough to support the industry (16.7%)

Does your store carry eco-friendly products?

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  1. We carry a wide selection (50.0%)
  2. We carry a few items (30.0%)
  3. We don't really carry these products (20.0%)

Which of the following channels is the toughest competition for independent pet stores?

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  1. Mass Merchants (e.g., Walmart, Target) (50.0%)
  2. Grocery Stores (4.2%)
  3. Pet Superstores (45.8%)
  4. Club Stores (0.0%)
  5. Other (0.0%)

What is your outlook for 2011?

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  1. very positive (46.5%)
  2. cautiously optimistic (40.8%)
  3. very negative (12.7%)

How do you feel about current and prospective regulation of the exotic pet trade?

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  1. There should be less regulation (45.0%)
  2. There should be more regulation (50.0%)
  3. The regulations are fine as-is (5.0%)