Publisher's Perspective

by Seth Mendelson on May 1, 2014
“    It seems that a week does not go by without another major retailer heralding some sort of major consolidation of stores and personnel. In just the last few months, for example, such major chains as Toys ‘R Us, Radio Shack and Staples have announced significant retrenchments in the number of stores they operate and are taking dramatic steps to keep their operations in the black—and perhaps even in business.   Rumors abound that…”

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by Seth Mendelson on Mar 1, 2014
“   Seth Mendelson Group Publisher Group Editorial Director     Two years ago, at an awards breakfast at Global Pet Expo, a retailer spoke about how suppliers had to level the playing field for all merchants and Internet retailers. He painted a pretty bleak picture for small and independent retailers, saying that…”
“  Seth MendelsonGroup PublisherGroup Editorial Director       America’s love affair with shopping malls has come to nearly a complete halt. What does that mean for pet stores that operate within these malls? Various television reports over the last month have stated that consumers have lost their love of…”
“    Seth MendelsonGroup PublisherGroup Editorial Director     Should we really devote a cover story to the aquatics category? That is what some readers may be asking themselves after seeing the cover of this month’s issue of Pet Business—and it is valid question. After all, aquatics is a section…”
by Seth Mendelson on Jul 1, 2013
“    Seth Mendelson     Cooper has diabetes.My 10-year-old Westie was diagnosed with the disease recently. When he went to the vet, I kind of had the feeling that was going to be the case. West Highland White Terriers are prone to diabetes, and he had all the signs:…”