by Mark Kalaygian on Feb 1, 2014
“  The dog treat category represents a unique sales opportunity for pet specialty retailers. With an unmatched ability to speak simultaneously to pet owners’ desire to both spoil their pets and provide them with wholesome, healthy nutrition—all while delivering relatively high margins to retailers—dog treats may be the ultimate profit center in pet stores. However, success in this product category is far from a layup. An increasingly crowded marketplace and evolving shopper preferences are making…”

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by Pamela Mills-Senn on Jan 1, 2014
“      Dog foods occupy an important position for the majority of pet specialty stores, accounting for a significant percent of profits and encouraging repeat visits, as well as impulse buys and add-on sales. So, it makes perfect sense to focus on this aspect of the business and explore…”
“              Loft 312’s LOOP ( poop-bag dispenser opens and closes with the twist of a cap. It smoothly dispenses one bag at a time, clamping down on the rest for safekeeping. The durable dispenser is made with plastic and easily attaches to a leash,…”
by Pamela Mills-Senn on Dec 1, 2013
“          If only dogs were more like cats—at least when it comes to housebreaking. For most felines, this is a relatively easy process. Throw a litter box down, dump the cat or kitten in it once, and the job is pretty much done. Not so with…”
by Pamela Mills-Senn on Nov 1, 2013
“    Step into a toddler’s room and you will likely feel as if you have entered a toy store. Toys are everywhere—and why not? Not only are they fun to play with—and fun to buy—they educate, help families bond, inspire creativity, and keep kids entertained and challenged. The same…”