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 important to members of the pet industry is the fact that the show has given the tropical fish trade a much needed boost. It is…”

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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…”
by Edward C. Taylor on Jan 1, 2014
“      With the economy continuing to challenge retailers, being able to increase sales without spending one extra penny would be a blessing. The question is: How can retailers generate more revenue without spending more money? Employing salesmanship is one option—it is certainly a trait that anyone can admire…”
by Edward C. Taylor on Dec 1, 2013
“    How much food customers feed, what type of food they feed and how often they feed their fish is not a statistic; it is a dynamic. As a retailer, if you merchandise fish foods properly, you have an opportunity to control all three parameters. A retailer’s influence on…”