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by Lindsey Wojcik on Dec 1, 2014
“Seven years ago, Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood welcomed Parker’s, its first pet boutique, to the area. The store’s high-end product selection for dogs and cats appealed to the neighborhood’s residents, and its pet food section was more convenient for pet owners in the area who, before Parker’s opened, had to drive 30-plus minutes to the nearest pet store for premium food.   However, soon after Parker’s opened, the economic landscape changed, and owner Katie Pottenger had…”

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by Doug Poindexter on Nov 1, 2014
“The busiest shopping day of the year—that post-Thanksgiving frenzy known as Black Friday—is upon us once again, marking the official start of the U.S. holiday shopping season. The final month of the year can represent 20 to 40 percent of a retail business’s annual sales, so pet stores should be…”
by Nora Caley on Nov 1, 2014
“Made in the USA is still a favorite product feature among consumers, especially among pet owners who equate the phrase with safety. That is good news for retailers that hope to attract and maintain customers who do not mind paying a premium for these items. More good news is that…”
by Stephanie A. Kaplan on Nov 1, 2014
“Enthusiastic but inexperienced young employees make up an important part of the workforce for many independent pet retailers. Helping these new hires move through the learning curve as quickly as possible is fundamental to their success—and to a pet store’s.For high schoolers starting what may be their very first job,…”
“  Pet King Brands’ Zymox Brushless Enzymatic Oral Care Therapy (zymox.com) offers protection against bad breath, plaque and periodontal disease. Zymox Oral Care delivers two patented enzyme systems to effectively inhibit the bacteria that cause bad breath, boost the natural oral flora, help protect against gum disease and dissolve plaque.…”