Publisher's Perspective

by Seth Mendelson on Nov 1, 2011
“Continental Airlines was kind enough to upgrade me to first class a few weeks ago. It gave me the opportunity to sit down next to a leading economist who schooled me on a few things about the retail world as we traveled from one coast to the other. First and foremost, he told me, retailers should pay extremely close attention to the price of gasoline. For every price increase or decrease of 10 cents, retailers…”

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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…”
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…”