Publisher's Perspective

by Seth Mendelson on Apr 27, 2015
“How big is too big?Officials at Walgreens, the ubiquitous drug store chain, may have the answer for you. The company announced in April that it is closing about 200 stores this year, part of a $1-billion, cost-saving initiative. It will still leave the Deerfield, Ill.-based company with about 8,000 units scattered around the country, many of them on a street corner near you. For those of you who do not follow the drug store industry,…”

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by Seth Mendelson on Mar 30, 2015
“I thought renting a beach house for the family down the Jersey Shore (New Jerseyans prefer to say it this way) would be a great summer vacation this year. I could get a house within a stone’s throw of the ocean, fill the fridge with some steaks, snacks and beverages,…”
by Seth Mendelson on Mar 1, 2015
“What does J. M. Smucker, a company known for its peanut butter, jelly and coffee, want with a pet food and treat company?The answer, of course, is more sales and profits from a category that, by nearly all accounts, is growing by leaps and bounds, with no end in sight.…”
by Seth Mendelson on Feb 1, 2015
“What makes a business magazine worthwhile to its readership?It is a question we ask ourselves at Pet Business virtually everyday. In fact, we spend a lot of time talking to retailers, suppliers and distributors trying to get their take on what they need from our publication in order to get…”
by Seth Mendelson on Dec 29, 2014
“There was quite a bit of noise in the business media when Sears announced its latest financial results in early December. The Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based company announced that it lost $548 million on about $7.2 billion in revenue during the most recent quarter. Those figures continue a steady trend of…”