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“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. The show’s cofounders, Horst H. Backer and Sue Busch, combined their show management and print production expertise to produce one of the industry’s longest-running events.…”

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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…”
by Mike Bober on Jul 31, 2014
“When you think of dangerous, wild animals, what comes to mind? Lions? Great white sharks? Rabbits? It might not pass the laugh test, but a proposed list of “Dangerous Wild Animals” submitted for public comment throughout July in West Virginia could very well become a reality in the state that…”
by Jennifer Boncy on Jul 31, 2014
“Not all pet specialty stores are created equal. Some are simply that—honest-to-goodness pet specialty stores. Others aspire to be more. California-based Pussy & Pooch falls into the latter category. Entrepreneur Janene Zakrajsek describes her growing chain of stores as lifestyle destinations—for pets. While the lofty designation may seem grandiose to…”
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…”