Editor's View

by Mark Kalaygian on May 1, 2014
“    While it may seem counterintuitive, all of the distributor consolidation going on within the pet specialty channel just might prove to be a positive development for retailers—at least for those who know the right way to navigate through the changes.   Typically, when a retail channel’s supply chain narrows, the unfortunate results can be higher prices, decreased service and limited access to products. So, it makes sense that the rate at which Federal…”

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by Mark Kalaygian on Apr 1, 2014
“For three days in March, Global Pet Expo may have supplanted Disney World as the happiest place on earth, or at least in Orlando, Fla. There was a palpable sense of optimism among attendees and exhibitors alike across the four miles worth of pet product exhibits. The pet industry has…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Jan 1, 2014
“       Mark Kalaygian   Editor in Chief     “When you reach the top, keep climbing.” This Buddhist proverb is a great reminder that one should never rest on past success, a sentiment that is apparently shared by the members of the 2014 Pet Business Top 25 Retailers List.…”
“      Mark KalaygianEditor in Chief     Showrooming may have finally met its match: Webrooming. Showrooming, the term used to describe the shopping tactic where consumers visit a brick-and-mortar store for product and prices and then buy it for less online, has definitely caused havoc with many merchants…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Oct 1, 2013
“    Mark Kalaygian     Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear. Much like the rearview mirror in a car, a business owner’s self-reflection can often provide the viewer with a picture that is, at best, skewed. Being too close to a situation that you are…”