Publisher's Perspective

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 Nestlé Purina, Del Monte and Hills to the main culprit, Menu Foods, were forced to pull products from retail shelves. Then they had to repair…”

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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…”
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…”