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by Mark Kalaygian on Dec 2, 2013
“    It was another banner year for the pet care industry, which was expected  to surpass the $55-billion mark by the end of 2013, according to the American Pet Products Association. While much of this success can, of course, be attributed to pet owners’ continued commitment to caring for their animals as valued members of the family, it would be a mistake to overlook the role that product manufacturers have played in keeping the…”

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by Robyn Bright on Nov 1, 2013
“    Without a doubt, the best way to sell aquarium setups, as well as fish and aquarium products, in any pet store is to have displays that show off great fish and fabulous décor. These tanks will inspire customers to go set up their own aquariums at home; and…”
by Jennifer Boncy on Nov 1, 2013
“Could the aquatics category be headed for calmer waters, finally? After years of stagnating sales—hurt, in part, by the five-year-old recession—there are signs that the aquatics industry may be on the verge of some sort of a breakout in awareness, which many hope translates to new sales for the beleaguered…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Oct 1, 2013
“    Sometimes finding the answers to complex questions can be a surprisingly simple process. Such is the case when considering the prospects for the ongoing operation of a pet specialty retail business—and the overall pet care market. While there is a complicated matrix of both positive and negative factors…”
by Barrie Dawson on Sep 1, 2013
“      The year is 2020, and the face of the American consumer has changed a bit in just a little more than six years.The aging baby boomer generation has begun to fade away and the millennials are not kids anymore. Hispanics comprise 20 percent of the population—on their…”