Publisher's Perspective

by Seth Mendelson on Sep 1, 2011
“Larry Mutschler Sr. has the model set up right. As the longtime owner of Concord Pet Foods and Supplies, Mutschler has developed a blueprint that has enabled his 21-store chain to thrive amongst such heavy hitters as Petco, PetSmart and Wal-Mart. As you will read in our cover story this month, Mutschler and his team at corporate headquarters in Wilmington, Del., have developed a strategy that combines personal interaction, rational and flexible merchandising, and a…”

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by Seth Mendelson on Jul 1, 2011
“Dog food was the talk of the town in 2007, of course for all the wrong reasons. If you don’t remember–and hopefully, you do–an issue with tainted products led to more than 100 animal deaths and the recall of thousands of items from retail shelves. A number of companies, from…”
by Seth Mendelson on Mar 1, 2011
“Is the convenience store a threat to the retail pet business? Before you completely shrug off the concept, walk into one of the growing number of c-stores populating the country and you will quickly understand what is happening here. The c-store is today’s corner grocery store. Gone are the days…”
by Callie Hartzell on Jan 31, 2011
““Can I help you?”While some shoppers cringe at the very utterance of these words from a salesperson–usually replying, “No thanks, I’m just looking”–I love a knowledgeable sales staff and never pass up an offer of assistance. With my busy lifestyle as a full-time publisher and mom, I need all of…”
by Seth Mendelson on Dec 1, 2010
“Did Petailing2010 work for you?More than 100 retailers, manufacturers and distributors attended the two-day conference, hosted by Pet Business magazine and the American Pet Products Association (APPA), in Las Vegas in late October. Most came to find out what measures they could take to build sales at the retail level…”