by Edward C. Taylor on May 1, 2014
“    Are sales in your pet shop everything you always dreamed them to be? If the answer is “yes,” I need to talk with you immediately and find out the secret to that success. Most retailers, however, are in a fight not only to increase sales but also survive.   The best way for a retailer to boost the bottom line is to enhance its efforts to raise that figure—and employing creative sales techniques…”

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by Edward C. Taylor on Apr 1, 2014
“Of all the sections of an aquatics department, livestock must be given the most consideration when it comes to merchandising and display—and for obvious reasons. The health and welfare of both the animals and the business itself depend on the storeowner’s good judgment. So, when exhibiting livestock, retailers should strike…”
by Robyn Bright on Mar 1, 2014
“Anyone who has watched the popular Animal Planet show Tanked knows it is a lot of fun to watch brothers-in-law Wayde King and Brett Raymer go through the ups and downs of designing, fabricating and setting up aquariums for Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM) in Las Vegas. But what is more…”
by Edward C. Taylor on Mar 1, 2014
““Shut the door. Can’t you see I’m busy?” Sound familiar? Are you one of those owners or bosses who gives daily marching orders to a manager and then shuts yourself off from the very life blood that drives your retail enterprise? If the answer is yes, then you are not…”
by Edward C. Taylor on Feb 1, 2014
“    Category management concerns every aspect of how a retailer handles each major group of products in the aquatics category. There are many factors to consider when managing the segment—including everything from where the products are placed to how much space is given to a category to how often…”