Pet retailers of all shapes and sizes have proven their resilience by leveraging their competitive advantages.
The pet industry continues to be a darling of the investment community—a fact that was brought into sharp focus with the success of Petco’s recent transition back into a publicly traded company.
Valuable insights about the company’s performance, operations and strategies over the past few years can help indies craft their own strategies to compete with the increasingly dangerous big-box chain.
While we will all be happy to put 2020 behind us, there are several issues that will extend into the new year.
They have stepped up to not only keep their own stores afloat, but also continue driving business for their vendor partners while supporting pet owners and their animal companions through these difficult times.
The online retailer has made significant gains in several key areas.
COVID-19 is changing the trajectory of several trends that were already in play in the pet industry.
Once again, the pet specialty channel has proven its resilience in the face of extreme adversity.
Losing this year's edition of one of the industry's major trade shows will present significant challenges—and some opportunities—to vendors and retailers alike.
These are the factors that every pet specialty retailer should consider when devising a strategy for doing business after the COVID-19 crisis subsides.
While the pandemic has certainly presented formidable challenges, the pet care market is poised for a new era of growth.
Several game-changing issues that are sure to impact the entire pet industry had the show floor buzzing.
Retailers must do their own part to make sure they are maximizing the value delivered by their suppliers by treating them as true partners.
There is a lot to look forward to, but one important thing I will miss at this year's show.
As interesting as the response to PetSmart's acquisition of Chewy.com has been so far, it will be even more interesting to see the implications it holds for similar deals moving forward.
What can pet stores do when a brand they have invested time and effort into suddenly jumps into a new retail channel or—maybe even worse—aligns itself with an online outlet that offers retail pricing below what most brick-and-mortar establishments pay at wholesale?
With all the talk about Millennials over the past several years, it may seem impossible that pet industry prognosticators could have underestimated the impact that these consumers have had—and will continue to have—on our marketplace.
Are you ready to market your services to a whole new generation of pet owners? Let's hope so, because your ability to do so is sure to impact your grooming business—for better or worse.
Remember when it was easy to build and sustain a successful pet retail operation? Yeah, neither do I.
Could shoppers' post-election hangover end up putting a lump of coal in retailers' stocking this holiday season?