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by Steve King on Oct 1, 2014
“Consolidation among the ranks of pet product distributors has been going on for more than three decades. Where once local distributors—each with a handful of lines—dotted the map, regional firms grew to dominate the landscape. This first wave of consolidation was driven by economies of scale and the need to invest in expensive technologies. A garage full of merchandise and a panel truck just wasn’t competitive anymore.The advent of premium pet food lines and decisions…”

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by Ed Sayres on Oct 1, 2014
“In any new job, the first 30 days are crucial to learning new skills and setting goals to help determine the trajectory of your future success. During my first 30 days on the job as the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council’s (PIJAC) new president and CEO, I have traveled across…”
by Lindsey Wojcik on Oct 1, 2014
“Kristine Godfrey knows a few things about the changing landscape of pet retail. She began her journey in the industry 30 years ago, working for a pet supply store throughout high school and college. Only a month into the job, she became determined to open her own pet store one…”
by Bob Vetere on Sep 1, 2014
“So far, 48 U.S. cities have passed laws banning the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores, and that number is sure to rise as more communities nationwide approve well-intentioned ordinances that are gravely endangering our industry and people’s ability to obtain pets. I understand that as retailers and…”
by Nora Caley on Sep 1, 2014
“Everyone loves getting presents. That is true for humans and pets. During the holidays, that means opportunity for retailers, in the form of two different groups of shoppers. One consumer is the pet owner who loves their dog or cat so much that they buy toys, treats, accessories and maybe…”