Grooming

by Carol Visser on Jul 31, 2014
“As pet owners increasingly tackle the business of grooming in their own homes, brushes, combs and other important grooming products, have become mainstays of a pet retailer’s assortment. However, storeowners must keep in mind that there are two vital facets to keeping this segment of sales flowing. One is making sure that all staff is knowledgeable enough to assist customers in purchasing the right tools for their dog, its individual coat, lifestyle and the time…”

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by Carol Visser on Jul 1, 2014
“As consumers continue to seek ways to cut costs, many pet owners are either grooming their animals at home or giving them touch-ups to extend the time between expensive trips to the groomer. Retailers should consider carrying tools to enable this trend, and chief among these tools is the clipper.…”
by Carol Visser on Jun 1, 2014
“Go to almost any professional grooming competition these days and there will be a creative styling class. Dogs of multiple breeds will be chiseled with clippers, colored with chalks and shaped with scissors into entirely different animals. Sometimes, they are even transformed to represent other-worldly themes—westerns, SeaWorld or The Simpsons,…”
by Carol Visser on May 1, 2014
“    The skin and coat care category, approached correctly, can be one of the easier sells for a pet retailer. All dogs have skin and coat, and most owners want them to look and feel their very best. This means the owners of all types of dogs—big or small,…”
by Carol Visser on Apr 1, 2014
“While shampoos and conditioners are clearly a must-have for groomers, they are also strong sellers in pet specialty retail. However, one way to be sure you are getting the most return on the shelf space devoted to these products is to make sure they are delivering what the customer wants.Surely,…”