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December 2015

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More to Love

Animal Outfitters is marking its 10-year anniversary as a community cornerstone by opening a second location with specialty services.

Performance Reigns

Customers value how well natural litter and bedding work above all other qualities.

Stock Options

With so many treat and chew choices on the market, how does a retailer differentiate and highlight all the various shelf stock?

Go For the Fun Factor

Highlight your store’s small mammal section with cool, easy-to-clean cages that emphasize interactivity with pets.

How to Sell Your Business for Your Price

If you’ve ever thought about selling your business, here’s what you should know.

Looking After Pets, Naturally

This Traverse City, Mich., store centers on giving pets happy homes and healthful food, treats and supplements.

Feeling Fit

Consumers want natural, beneficial and easy-to-administer supplements to keep their pets on top of their game.

2016 Pet Product News Roundtable

10 of the pet industry’s top professionals discuss trends, challenges and the advice they would give every retailer.

The Next Level in the All-Natural Niche

Major conferences cite oversaturation of natural claims, but the clean label movement could bring clarity to pet nutrition.

Driftwood Can Equal Greater Profits

If purchased, displayed and sold properly, driftwood can be one of the most profitable items that you sell in a fish store or fish department.

The Trick to Training

Whip this category into shape with best-practice merchandising techniques and the right know-how.

The Call for Convenience

Pet owners are choosing freeze-dried raw and dehydrated foods as an easy-to-prepare, nutrition-packed alternative to other diets.

New Drug Could Increase Dogs' Life Span

The Eyes Have It

With a mission to clear tear stains from pets’ eyes, Angels’ Eyes prides itself on its originality, quality and transparency.

Making the Most of a $15 Minimum Wage

With incremental minimum wage hikes approved in several cities and the possibility that wages will increase in other regions, too, it makes sense to prepare your business now to get the most out of your workforce.

Keeping Crustaceans

Shrimp and crayfish are interesting creatures that come in striking color variations and are easy to keep.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

After a product breakup, a quick new pickup might lead to long-lasting love.

Assorted Appeal

Offer a variety of feeding accessories, from waterers that ensure a fresh drinking supply to dishes and mats in a range of materials and patterns that mix with home décor.

Be a Giver Who Gets

Ask not what you can get from your customers; ask what you can give your customers and community.

Complaints Mount Over New Chip-Enabled Credit Cards

What’s wrong with the new chip-enabled credit card (EMV, or EuroPay, Mastercard, Visa ) readers that retailers were supposed to swap to this year? Well, that depends on who you ask.
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