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by Cathy Calliotte on Feb 1, 2014
“    Cathy Calliotte       Pet retailers are invited to join the conversation that will impact the future of their businesses and the pet industry for years to come at the Pet Industry’s Top2Top Conference in Amelia Island, Fla., on April 23-24. From key trends among the newest generation of pet owners and the future of product marketing to using business expertise to affect legislative change, the conference provides information retailers need. The…”

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by Phillip M. Perry on Feb 1, 2014
“    What would today’s retailer do without credit cards? Like most merchants, pet stores have found that the ubiquitous plastic card has become the default transaction tool for purchases large and small. There’s hidden danger, though, in being too cavalier about how a store’s staff handles card transactions. A…”
by Doug Poindexter on Jan 1, 2014
“  Doug Poindexter     Retailers’ ability to be good leaders can make or break their businesses—poor leadership often leads to high employee turnover, an unhappy staff and, ultimately, customer dissatisfaction and loss of sales. The best managers have good “soft skills”—they‘re sensitive to the needs of their employees and…”
by Lindsey Wojcik on Jan 1, 2014
“    The holiday shopping frenzy has settled in retail stores across the country. Seasonal merchandise has been marked down or packed away, and many retailers may look to the next big consumer holiday, Valentine’s Day, for a new seasonal promotion. Pet specialty retailers, however, will most likely have a…”
by Cathy Calliotte on Dec 1, 2013
“    Cathy Calliotte       With pet-related legislation and regulations up more than 55 percent, it has been a busy year for the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC). PIJAC has tracked and addressed more than 800 pieces of pet-related legislation in 2013, with 425 of those classified…”