by Edward C. Taylor on Jun 1, 2014
“Most pet stores that stock marine livestock specialize in either fish or invertebrates. Maybe the business caters primarily to reef enthusiasts, so the store carries a full range of corals, but not fish. On the other hand, if fish are a retailer’s concentration, the store may have a minimal selection of corals—possibly even none at all. Which segment of the marine trade proves most valuable to a retailer’s bottom line depends upon a number of…”

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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.…”
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…”