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Carolina Aquatics Acquires Blue Ridge Fish Wholesale

Plans for the acquisition include the retention of Blue Ridge Fish Wholesale staff, while now operating under the Carolina Aquatics brand.

Petland Hires Vice President of Merchandising

Rick Billups began his pet industry career working as a Petland pet counselor in the late 1970s.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food Partners with American Humane for Food Donation

American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food have distributed more than half a million meals of premium, all-natural Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food to U.S. shelters.

PetSafe to Promote Pet Hydration Month with Retailers in July

PetSafe brand has offered its retail partners an expanded assortment of hydration-themed materials for use in stores and online.
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SuperZoo 2017 Countdown

July 25-27, 2017
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The Fight Goes on in California

The industry has its work cut out in California, where a bill to enact the first statewide ban on the sales of cats, dogs and rabbits recently passed the state assembly.

Viewpoint: Differentiate or Die

How independent pet specialty retailers can survive—and thrive—in a rapidly changing business climate.

The Cat Cafe Goes Mobile

Janet Pao is taking adoption on the road with Moon Cat Cafe, a combination of good eats, chic merchandise and kitties looking for a home.

Friend or Foe?

Pet specialty retailers could benefit from Phillips Pet Food & Supplies’ acquisition of an online retailer, but the distributor’s decision raises some red flags.
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In This Issue

Salon Equipment Gets Groomed

When it comes to choosing cases, arms and tables, units designed to save time while keeping groomers and their clients safe edge ahead in popularity.

Problem Solvers

Whether it’s for anxiety or another concern, pet owners are looking for behavior and training products that solve problems.

The EU Tackles Wildlife Trafficking

One year after its adoption, the European Union’s action plan shows signs that it could positively impact the ornamental aquatic industry if effectively implemented.

Sizing Up Small Animal Food

In the small mammal category, pet specialty retailers can capitalize on rising trends in the segment.
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Study Finds Pet Owners Experience Stronger Neighborhood Ties

Researchers surveyed over 2,500 pet and non-pet owners across three U.S. cities and one Australian city.

More Manufacturers are Adopting Minimum Advertised Pricing Policies

Several pet product manufacturers adopted minimum advertised pricing (MAP) policies recently, demonstrating a commitment to supporting the independent pet specialty channel.

Packaged Facts Reveals Four Trends Driving Pet Population and Pet Ownership Growth

In total, Packaged Facts estimates there are around 67 million households with pets, which is 55 percent of all U.S. households.

PuppySpot Reveals Most Puppy-Loving Cities

The city welcoming home the most puppies so far this year is New York, followed closely by Los Angeles, then Boston, San Francisco and Seattle.
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