Publisher's Perspective

by Seth Mendelson on Apr 1, 2013
“    Seth MendelsonGroup PublisherGroup Editorial Director     Did we just discover’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 money. As we documented in our November cover story, could be the 800-pound gorilla that destroys Main Street with a business strategy that emphasizes…”

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“Seth MendelsonGroup PublisherGroup Editorial Director     In editing our cover story this month, I was taken with a section deep in the article that talked about how important it is to find a store manager who has a passion for the job at hand.  Frankly, there is no substitute…”
by Seth Mendelson on Jan 1, 2013
“What do you do when all that you do is no longer allowed?That is a question a lot of pet retailers are asking themselves as they are forced—usually by government regulations or local pressure—to stop selling live animals at their stores. As we discuss in this month’s cover story, retailers…”
by Seth Mendelson on Nov 1, 2012
“Have pet industry trade shows outlived their usefulness?The answer is a definite no. Fresh off of the annual Backer Christmas Show in Rosemont, Ill., last month, I can tell you that if you are not attending at least one pet industry trade show each year—you should probably be going to…”
by Seth Mendelson on Sep 1, 2012
“Watch out world. Here comes Pet Club. That was the feeling one got from talking to the partners of the privately held pet retailer as they discussed their current place in the market and where they expected to be in just a few years. These guys have big plans. And…”