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“Running a brick-and-mortar store in a recovering economy and evolving retail market is no easy feat. Today’s independent retailers encounter a variety of issues, and staying afloat can be tough. However, retailers that navigate the solutions to these problems can find long-term success. In this month’s Retailer Roundtable, pet store owners share the daily challenges they face in today’s retail landscape and how they strive to conquer those threats.Pet Business: What are the biggest challenges…”

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by Terrie Hayward on Mar 1, 2015
“According to world-renowned animal trainer and behavioral expert, Ken Ramirez, the four cornerstones to a good animal care plan are as follows: veterinary care, nutrition, environment, and training and enrichment. Pet stores may have the first three categories covered, as some work with in-house vets, and all will have a…”
by Maria Lange on Mar 1, 2015
“It is official: 2014 now belongs in the history books. What happened in 2014 stays in 2014—unless, of course, it spills over into 2015. The past year saw some pet industry trends plateau (like natural), while others kept picking up steam (refrigerated and frozen foods, to name just two). So,…”
by Yannick Verry on Mar 1, 2015
“Despite economic crisis, the pet industry is going pretty well almost everywhere in the world. However, Asia—and China, in particular—should definitely catch North American pet product companies’ attention these days. Bilateral agreements between China and its commercial partners (for example, Canada), as well as free-trade agreements with nations such as…”
by Steve King on Mar 1, 2015
“Anyone who has been involved in the pet industry for more than a few minutes knows there is a veritable alphabet soup of association acronyms out there; PIJAC, PIDA, APPA, WPA, HABRI, FTFFA, PFI—the list is almost endless. The reason for so many disparate groups is, in some cases, a…”