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. 

These are the factors that every pet specialty retailer should consider when devising a strategy for doing business after the COVID-19 crisis subsides.

Retailers must do their own part to make sure they are maximizing the value delivered by their suppliers by treating them as true partners.

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.

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