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by Mark Kalaygian on Jul 31, 2014
“As the pet humanization trend has made our four-legged loved ones more prominent within the family unit, the holiday season has become the most wonderful time of the year for pet stores. Pet owners are increasingly including their companion animals in the yuletide gift-giving tradition, which represents a great opportunity for retailers to not only capture a significant share of holiday budgets, but also build brand recognition.“During the holidays, not only current customers, but people…”

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by Lindsey Wojcik on Jul 1, 2014
““Want a treat?” These are three powerful words that send most dogs into a frenzy as their owner inquisitively looks at them while reaching for the treat jar—and if dogs had it their way, it would probably be a question that was asked multiple times a day. While most dog…”
by Maria Lange on Jul 1, 2014
“If you want to see the future of shopping, look no further than your customers’ smartphones.In GfK’s 2013 FutureBuy report on the evolution of shopping, one in four consumers said they had made an online purchase with a smartphone while in a store, and 17 percent had done this with…”
by Andrew Hunte on Jul 1, 2014
“In 1936, an American sociologist named Robert K. Merton wrote about a recognized phenomenon in social action—the law of “unanticipated consequences.” In that article, he noted that two of the most common sources of unanticipated consequences were ignorance and error. Merton also noted that unanticipated consequences result when people are…”
by Mike Bober on Jul 1, 2014
“When it comes to legislation affecting the pet industry, there really is no downtime. Local governments meet throughout the year, and the contentious environment in Washington has resulted in several significant votes held during traditional holiday periods. Federal agencies and regulatory bodies work year-round, holding hearings and issuing rulings that…”