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by Mike Bober on Sep 1, 2014
“In the world of political campaigning, Labor Day marks the unofficial start to the “home stretch.” With family vacations behind them and few major holidays to distract them before Election Day, candidates believe voters are more receptive to the advertisements, mail pieces and public appearances that will help them decide who to vote for—or against, as is frequently the case. Whatever your pet business, the men and women elected to represent you at the local,…”

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by Lindsey Wojcik on Sep 1, 2014
“Nine years ago, Paul Allen had a vision for a neighborhood pet store: a welcoming bakery with gourmet treats, healthy foods, pet supplies and accessories. His initial idea was to open Woof Gang Bakery as a small, single independent pet store in Jupiter, Fla. However, when construction for the location…”
“Giving back is an excellent way for any retail business to create goodwill in its community. Whether it is through monetary or in-kind donations, opportunities abound for pet retailers looking to support causes and organizations close to home. With that in mind, Pet Business asked pet store owners around the…”
“Pet Business: When was Backer’s Total Pet Expo Fall Show—which will be held Sept. 19-21 in Rosemont, Ill.—established? What has been the key to the show’s longevity, and how has it evolved over the years?Colette Fairchild: Backer’s Total Pet Expo, formerly the Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show, began in 1967.…”
by Maria Lange on Jul 31, 2014
“It seems like dogs are always barking the loudest in the pet marketplace. True, dogs account for 80 percent of all pet food sales dollars, according to March 2014 figures from GfK’s pet retail sales panel. Dog food (including treats) brings in a hefty $5.9 billion annually, compared to $1.5…”