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Outward Hound Recapitalizes with J.W. Childs Associates

J.W. Childs has a portfolio of current and exited investments that include brands like Meow Mix, Hartz, Pinnacle Foods and many more.

Pet Valu Raises Funds for Homeless Animals

Pet Valu’s $5 Feed-a-Pet for a week promotion raised $344,608 in donations alone helping to feed 68,921 pets.

Ziwi USA Hires Customer Service Representative

She has experience managing a pet specialty store.

Aquatic Experience Attendance Increased at 2017 Show

A total of 139 exhibitors filled the show floor, showcasing the latest in aquatic trends and products.
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Blogs

The Pet Connections Expo: An Inside Look

Could the Pet Connections Expo be a viable new Northeastern show?

Animal Internet Stars Get into Holiday Spirit

A look at how famous furry companions are celebrating the holidays this year.

Counterpoints: Dogs Can Be Bred Humanely for Sale

Why an established certification of breeders is important to the pet trade.

Why Special Orders Are Not So Special After All

Special orders are often a great way to serve pet owners who are seeking something that is not on your shelf. But beware: This business practice doesn’t always result in a happy ending—or a satisfied customer.
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In This Issue

The CBD Solution

Solving problems naturally is a big driver behind CBD products, and the category can reap rewards for retailers that do the research.

Décor Goes Natural

Naturalistic decorations and functional items dominate the marketplace in herp terrariums.

Feeding Feline Demand

The landscape of cat nutrition is expanding, and new wet and dry food selections offering a wide range of superior, healthful attributes are entering the marketplace.

Gear Gains Ground

Collars, leashes and harnesses that marry fashion and technology, in addition to improving pets’ lives, are a hit with dog owners.
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Industry Profiles

What Sojos Stands For

General manager Jen Loesch explains how Minneapolis-based Sojos focuses on delivering safe, natural, farm-fresh nutrition in the raw, shelf-stable food and treats category.

How Daminger’s Puts Customers First

Daminger’s pleases pet owners with targeted product recommendations and friendly service.

Real Nutrition Remains a Focus for This Ohio Pet Specialty Retailer

How a natural pet store in Ohio is keeping up with a growing demand for raw foods.

Stellar Selection: 6 Questions With Reef To Rift Aquarium Store

With cleanliness and fish health top of mind, Reef To Rift keeps customers coming back for its service, supplies and livestock.
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Pets & Policies

Brush Up on Zoonotic Disease Prevention

Get to know PIJAC's new director of government affairs and learn how to get educated on preventing zoonotic disease outbreaks.

Industry Leaders Continue Efforts on Small Animal Care Standards

A primary reason for the creation of the standards was to ensure the industry was working from one playbook of best practices.

How Las Vegas’ Pet Sale Ban Was Reversed

Las Vegas is the largest of the cities that have eliminated these misguided measures, according to PIJAC's director of legislative and regulatory engagement.

Why You Should Take Your Pet on a Hike

PIJAC's president explains why it's important to celebrate National Take a Hike Day with your furry companion.
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