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by Mark Kalaygian on Jan 1, 2014
“All hail the mighty pet store chain.During a period in which many retailers of all shapes and sizes are struggling to keep their doors open, a perfect storm of economies of scale, the public’s love affair with pets and a well-honed approach to retail has made pet specialty chains a powerhouse of growth. As evidenced by the 2014 Pet Business Top 25 Retailers List, many of these North American retailers continue to perform phenomenally year…”

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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…”
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…”