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by Maria Lange on Jul 1, 2015
“For some time now, small dog breeds have held five spots on the American Kennel Club’s “Top 10 Breeds” list. In 2010, the Yorkshire Terrier famously grabbed the No. 2 slot from the all-American Golden Retriever—surely a sign of some kind of revolution.That revolution is not just for show. We are seeing it in nationwide pet retail sales tallies. GfK’s point-of-sale database, representing over 11,000 pet retail outlets, shows that sales of small and toy…”

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by Stephanie A. Kaplan on Jul 1, 2015
“Merchandising is a critical marketing strategy that focuses on displaying products to intrigue customers and increase sales. Effective merchandising encourages shoppers to buy more, return often and share their experiences, bringing new customers into the store.Impulse merchandising positions products to influence customers to make unplanned purchases. These items add significantly…”
by Mark E. Battersby on Jul 1, 2015
“There is a potential storm cloud on the horizon for many pet supply retailers, grooming shops, kennels and other pet businesses that either accept credit or debit card payments, or use those cards for purchases. Ahead lies a so-called “liability shift,” where banks and card issuers plan to shift liability…”
by Alyssa Brewer on Jul 1, 2015
“Robyn Kline and her Barks, Bones, & Biscuits Bakery are looking for a new home. The boutique dog treat shop in Mint Hill, N.C., has just about outgrown its 600-square-foot storefront, and its current baking facility—the kitchen in Kline’s house.Kline started the business out of her home in January 2013…”
by Nora Caley on May 28, 2015
“People who buy pet containment products for their dogs, cats and other pets want their animals to stay in an enclosed area where they will remain safe. Just keeping the animal in a specific part of the yard or the house is not enough, though. The gates, pens and crates…”