Publisher's Perspective

“  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 visiting shopping malls. The reasons are many, though a desire to shop at more convenient and less time-consuming places and an increasing desire to buy…”

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“    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:…”
by Seth Mendelson on Jun 1, 2013
“      Seth MendelsonGroup PublisherGroup Editorial Director     No one said being a pet retailer would be an easy job. Rewarding and interesting? Perhaps. But definitely not easy. We have always known that owning a pet store or chain comes with its own special set of challenges, ranging…”
by Seth Mendelson on Apr 1, 2013
“    Seth MendelsonGroup PublisherGroup Editorial Director     Did we just discover Amazon.com’s Achilles heel? The answer may be yes, and it may stem from the fact that many state governments have had such a tough time balancing their budgets that they are looking under every rock for more…”