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by Maria Lange on Jul 1, 2014
“If you want to see the future of shopping, look no further than your customers’ smartphones.In GfK’s 2013 FutureBuy report on the evolution of shopping, one in four consumers said they had made an online purchase with a smartphone while in a store, and 17 percent had done this with a tablet. One-third of shoppers had used a smartphone in-store to find the best price for an item, and 24 percent had checked online reviews…”

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by Andrew Hunte on Jul 1, 2014
“In 1936, an American sociologist named Robert K. Merton wrote about a recognized phenomenon in social action—the law of “unanticipated consequences.” In that article, he noted that two of the most common sources of unanticipated consequences were ignorance and error. Merton also noted that unanticipated consequences result when people are…”
by Mike Bober on Jul 1, 2014
“When it comes to legislation affecting the pet industry, there really is no downtime. Local governments meet throughout the year, and the contentious environment in Washington has resulted in several significant votes held during traditional holiday periods. Federal agencies and regulatory bodies work year-round, holding hearings and issuing rulings that…”
by Jennifer Boncy on Jul 1, 2014
“Dogs—man’s best friend—are protective, loving, endearingly needy and unquestionably deserving of people’s affection. Cats, on the other hand, with their independent nature and quiet demeanor, relate differently to humans. They have long played second fiddle to dogs, strumming their own tune to an entirely different beat.Yet, pet specialty entrepreneurs Esther…”
by Nora Caley on Jul 1, 2014
“While most dogs and cats are happy to dine on beef, chicken or fish, some pets owners seek something different. These consumers once looked to exotic proteins such as lamb, duck and salmon, and eventually those novel meats became popular enough to be considered mainstream. Today, like restaurant-goers looking for…”