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by Mark Kalaygian on Sep 1, 2014
“PetSmart’s largest investors do not appear very happy. In a recent letter to the company’s board, Jana Partners, which holds a 9.8-percent stake in the big-box pet chain, scolded the company for “years of operational and strategic missteps” and urged “a full review of all strategic alternatives including a sale.” The letter cites a weak e-commerce presence, suboptimal pricing structure, inadequate cost management, a failure to develop new store formats and a lack of product…”

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by Lindsey Wojcik on Jul 31, 2014
“The pet industry seems flush with retailers that have mastered the knack of getting customers on the sales floor and keeping their bottom line in the black. However, as the saying goes, no man—or woman—is an island; and the same logic can be applied to pet retailing. After all, behind…”
by Seth Mendelson on Jul 1, 2014
“Officials at Jack’s Pets say it is no coincidence that the chain’s sales started to breakout soon after they changed their name from Jack’s Aquariums & Pets about three years ago. In fact, these executives are quite sure that the minor name change—after all, it was just one word and an…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Jun 1, 2014
“The cat’s out of the bag. The continued success of the pet care market has undeniably caught the attention and imagination of outside investors. As result, the industry is seeing an extraordinary infusion of capital up and down the supply chain. This deluge of funding has, in turn, created a…”
by Lindsey Wojcik on May 1, 2014
“  Want to make more money? Well, who wouldn’t? How an independent pet store can go about making that extra cash, however, is a much tougher question—one that requires careful consideration, and sometimes a different perspective. With this in mind, Pet Business canvassed a broad cross-section of industry experts, including…”