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by Maria Lange on Jun 1, 2014
“How well do you know your neighbors?As a storeowner, not learning as much as you can about the people in your customer base is at best a missed opportunity—and possibly a fatal blunder. If you are like most retailers, the people in your neighborhood are not all one type. Of course, you want to understand all of your potential customers, but some are more equal than others.When GfK works with pet specialty retailers, we can…”

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by Cathy Calliotte on Jun 1, 2014
“As the sun set over Florida’s stunning Amelia Island Plantation Resort on the final night of the Pet Industry’s Top2Top Conference this year, one thing was clear: no one wanted to leave. Now that the results of the post-event survey are in, they confirm that the good feelings followed everyone…”
by Jennifer Boncy on May 1, 2014
“  Twenty years ago, Brian and Kathy Ahearn drafted a plan to open a pet gift shop in North Conway, N.H., a popular getaway for campers and hikers in the summer, and skiers and snow-sports lovers in the winter—that is until some concerned locals pointed out a potential flaw in…”
by Andrew Darmohraj on May 1, 2014
“    If you happened to see Global Pet Expo TV’s video highlights on Globalepetexpo.org, you will have noticed that we set the wrap-up/thank-you video to Pharrell’s song Happy. That is not only because I happen to really like the song, but because “happy” was the overwhelming sentiment we heard…”
by Mark Kalaygian on May 1, 2014
“    For independent pet specialty stores, the ability to stay at the forefront of product trends—particularly those within the pet food category—is a critical component of staying competitive. However, while small pet stores have an opportunity to set themselves apart from bigger, less-nimble competitors by leveraging trends such as…”