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Petco to Offer "Buy Online Pick Up In-store" Option to Customers

The retailer teamed up with Yantriks to deploy a personalized fulfillment platform that offers a customer-centric digital retail experience.

PBI-Gordon Appoints COO

He was previously an audit partner and the managing partner of Ernst & Young’s Kansas Cit, Mo., office from 1999 through his retirement in 2015.

Green Coast Pet Earns NASC Quality Seal

A rigorous audit of a company’s supply chain, manufacturing, quality assurance protocols, labeling and marketing was required of Green Coast Pet in order to obtain the NASC Quality Seal.

Human Names and Names Inspired by Pop Culture Top the Most Popular Dog Names of 2018

Dog names inspired by movies, musicians, and the royal family standing out as trendsetters for 2018, according to a new survey from Rover.com.
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Blogs

How Two Pet Retailers Prepped Their Stores for the Holidays

Two of PPN's 2018-2019 Retailer of the Year Award winners explain how they celebrate the season in their stores.

Has Enough Changed Since the 2007 Pet Food Recalls?

Nearly 12 years after the Great Pet Food Recall, there’s still cause for concern, according to Packaged Facts.

Why Pet Retailers Are the Best Influencers for Brands

B.C. Henschen explains why, in today’s market, brick-and-mortar retailers still play a crucial role as influencers for pet product manufacturers.

A PLAY-Ful Mission

Lisa Hisamune, director of sales at P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You) in San Francisco, reveals how the company’s laser-focused mission to serve pets, people and the environment has resulted in a winning product portfolio.
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In This Issue

A Natural Evolution

Several new trends in the pet food category are helping to define and shape what it means to be a “natural” product.

International Waters: Australian Clarion Angelfish Clarification

An amendment to Australia’s list of permitted species that can be imported and distributed has led to some confusion over angelfish.

Feeding Aquatic Appetites

The aquatics hobby is growing, and with it flake, pellet and frozen food sales.

Alternative Answers

Cannabidiol (CBD) products entice customers looking for all-natural solutions—both for their pets’ health conditions and everyday wellness.
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Industry Profiles

A PLAY-Ful Mission

Lisa Hisamune, director of sales at P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You) in San Francisco, reveals how the company’s laser-focused mission to serve pets, people and the environment has resulted in a winning product portfolio.

How This Missouri Pet Shop Plans to Add More Services

Big changes are in the works for Busch Pet Products, which has plans to make the move to a larger space and start offering more services.

Honesty is the Best Policy for This Massachusetts Retailer

Being genuine with customers is a priority for Gina Swansburg, owner of Gone to the Dogs in Wakefield, Mass.

How Ziwi Thrives Off its New Zealand Heritage

Sharon Durham, marketing communications manager for Ziwi, explains how the company leverages the strengths of New Zealand’s heritage and farming industry to bring premium-quality foods to pet store shelves.
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Pets & Policies

Reptile Awareness Day Celebrates Herps

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council explains why the industry celebrates Reptile Awareness Day, which is this Sunday.

PIJAC Joins the AMR Challenge to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

PIJAC and the broader pet care community are working to develop and establish Recommendations for Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in Companion Animal Care.

Why Tarantulas Are Underappreciated and Valuable Pets

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council's vice president of government affairs recently attended a workshop that gave PIJAC more information about the tarantula trade.

PIJAC Examines How Owning Pets Helps Humans Get Active

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May offers an opportunity to note how pets impact humans' health and well-being.
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