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by Maria Lange on Apr 1, 2014
“The remarkable growth of premium pet food categories has become both a blessing and a burden for pet retailers. According to GfK’s point-of-sale database, which includes data collected from approximately 11,000 pet stores—natural products alone accounted for 63 percent of all pet food sales in the fourth quarter of 2013. That translates to a growth of nearly 12 percent year over year.With the success of premium products, however, has come an excess of choice, affecting…”

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by Mike Bober on Apr 1, 2014
“On Feb. 11, 2014, just before 8:30 p.m., the unthinkable happened. It went largely unnoticed, but the repercussions for everyone within the pet industry may be huge. Surfside, Fla., a town in Miami-Dade County, became the second municipality in the country to ban the sale of all animals within the…”
by Doug Poindexter on Apr 1, 2014
“Many smart business owners are now using free social networking services like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as powerful marketing tools to promote their products and services. And you should too—it is a budget-friendly way to connect with your customers and bring new ones to your store. In addition, the shopping…”
by Lindsey Wojcik on Apr 1, 2014
“Before traveling, whether it is on a short journey or one that takes a person far from home, most people become accustomed to running through a mental checklist of the items they need to take along with them in their luggage. The essentials usually include clothing and toiletries, as well…”
by Nora Caley on Apr 1, 2014
“When Angie and Del Peterson opened Northwest Pets in Eagle, Idaho, in 2005, local pet owners did not know what to make of the place. The store, located 10 miles from Boise, offers high-end natural foods that were not well-known in those days. It didn’t help that the 3,300-square-foot retailer…”