Publisher's Perspective

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 of catering to underage teenage boys looking for beer, cigarettes and adult magazines. Now the major convenience store chains are going after mom and catering…”

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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…”
by Craig Rexford on Sep 30, 2010
“There are two things I have learned from my many years in the publishing business. One is to always sleep on an idea for at least one night. The second is to bounce any concept off at least one, if not two or more, other people. By doing both of…”
by Craig Rexford on Aug 1, 2010
“We moved offices in late June. Well, not exactly moved offices. In fact, all we did was move down the corridor about 50 feet in a corporate real estate restructuring. Just the same, moving day was not much fun. But it did give me the opportunity to go through the…”