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by Maria Lange on May 1, 2014
“    For the pet retailer, knowing which SKUs and product categories are up or down is essential to decision making. But there are a host of other data dimensions that you can bring to growing and nurturing your business, such as developing a deeper knowledge of your customers and potential buyers. What motivates them? Where else do they shop? How do they relate to brands in the pet space?   Generations X and Y…”

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“  Pet Business: Tell us about Pet Fair Asia, which will be held Aug. 21-24 in Shanghai. Yannick Verry: When we started Pet Fair Asia in 1997, the show was organized in Hong Kong and everybody was thinking of mainland China just as a big factory. We moved to Shanghai…”
by Mike Bober on May 1, 2014
“    No matter what type of pet business you have, your bottom line is affected by breeders. Whether you manufacture or distribute pet products, produce or sell pet food, groom or board dogs and cats, your business depends on healthy and well-bred companion animals—and those animals depend on responsible,…”
by Maria Lange on Apr 1, 2014
“The remarkable growth of premium pet food categories has become both a blessing and a burden for pet retailers. According to GfK’s point-of-sale database, which includes data collected from approximately 11,000 pet stores—natural products alone accounted for 63 percent of all pet food sales in the fourth quarter of 2013.…”
by Mike Bober on Apr 1, 2014
“On Feb. 11, 2014, just before 8:30 p.m., the unthinkable happened. It went largely unnoticed, but the repercussions for everyone within the pet industry may be huge. Surfside, Fla., a town in Miami-Dade County, became the second municipality in the country to ban the sale of all animals within the…”