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by Lindsey Wojcik on Oct 24, 2014
“Sure, the majority of Americans celebrate Halloween each October. However, for many sports fanatics, this month is all about post-season baseball, not to mention college and pro football, and professional hockey and basketball.Yes, it is a joyous time of the year for sports fans, but perhaps it’s an even better time for retailers to take stock of the sports-themed merchandise on their shelves. Diehard fans are willing to spend for products that support their favorite…”

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by Mark Kalaygian on Oct 23, 2014
“I recently heard the sad news that the pet specialty channel will be losing one of its great full-line retailers. After more than 40 years of serving Milwaukee pet owners, Hoffer's Tropic Life Pets is expected to close its doors forever at the end of the year.The giant 34,000-square-foot store…”
by Lindsey Wojcik on Oct 17, 2014
“Adopt, don’t shop—that seems to have become the mantra of many Americans who are thinking about welcoming a four-legged family member into their home. The recently released PetSmart Charities 2014 U.S. Shelter Pet Report reveals that more than two-thirds of pet parents (66 percent) would rather adopt a pet than…”
by Jennifer Boncy on Oct 16, 2014
“Every child should experience the wonders and joy of a classroom pet—a hamster or gerbil, a little corn snake, or how about a gecko? Looking for something with a bit more bite, how about an alligator? A new soon-to-be-released science-based children’s book, Gator, Gator, Second Grader (Classroom Pet…Or Not?) will…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Oct 14, 2014
“Not content to continue beating up on brick-and-mortar retailers from the comfort of cyberspace, Amazon is getting into the brick-and-mortar business.In case you missed it in the news—and frankly, how could you?—last week, it was reported that the online retail giant will be opening its first store, on 34th St.…”