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Latest News

Amazon's Pet Food Sales Hit Billion-Dollar Mark in 2018

Edge by Ascential, a provider of sales-driving data, insights and advisory solutions for global brands and retailers, estimated the online retailer's pet food sales in a new report.

Jiminy's Inks Distribution Deal with Southeast Pet

Southeast Pet will distribute Jiminy’s treats in six states.

Independent Pet Partners Acquires Chuck & Don's

IPP will create a co-headquarters location in the Twin Cities to leverage the talented staff at Chuck & Don’s headquarters.

Jones Naturals Appoints Marketing Manager

She has 11 years of experience in marketing and communications.
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Blogs

4 Ways to Rev Up Sales This Year

Now is a great time to evaluate your retail product mix and marketing efforts, according to World Pet Association president Jacinthe Moreau.

5 Ways to Prepare for a Pet Business Trade Show

Judy Breton, director of grooming and special services at World Pet Association, shares her top trade show tips for a successful event.

4 Steps to Creating a Training Manual for New Hires

Putting together a manual for training new employees doesn’t have to be a burden for shopkeepers, thanks to these four simple phases.

I Tried the Dog DNA Kit on Oprah’s Favorites List

My dog's ancestry was an unknown that I was fine with until curiosity got the best of me.
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In This Issue

Options Abound

Dog and cat owners want choices when it comes to their pets’ flea and tick control, but they need pet specialty retailers to help them weigh the options.

Herd Immunity Could Scarper Carp Control Program

The Australian authorities’ plan to introduce a virus to control the carp population faces doubts.

The Grain-Free Question

How manufacturers and pet specialty retailers are responding to new information about grain-free pet food ingredients.

The Demand for Domestic

Today’s cat owners are looking for nutrient-rich foods and treats that are reputably sourced and made.
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Industry Profiles

Dogs Rule at This North Carolina Pet Store

Just Dog People offers a superior customer experience and a range of services and products to keep shoppers and their pets more than satisfied.

Georgia Retailer Specializes in Breeding and Selling Reptiles and Other Small Pets

The owner of Feathers, Fur & Scales Pets & Supplies explains why specializing in one particular aspect of the pet industry is important for mom-and-pop pet stores.

The Evolution of Jax & Bones

Tina Nguyen, founder and owner of Jax & Bones, explains how the company grew out of her passion to create design-focused, luxury products for pets and her commitment to U.S. manufacturing.

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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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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