Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau seem to indicate yes, but pet retailers have mixed responses.
Katie McNulty, marketing coordinator for Midwestern Pet Foods in Evansville, Ind., shares how the small, family-owned company is promoting both wholesome food and environmental stewardship with its Earthborn Holistic brand.
Whether or not retirement is nigh, it’s important for pet store owners to understand the worth of their businesses long before they feel ready to sell.
More retailers are riding the waves of e-commerce and veterinary growth.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) questions the safety of raw pet food, but manufacturers say the worry is blown out of proportion.
The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council recently celebrated its year-long involvement with the Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge.
Celeste Powers, the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)’s new president, reveals the answer, plus she talks about PIDA’s latest initiatives and distribution’s evolving role in the industry.
Empowering employees with simple, delegated tasks can help pet business owners focus more on the big picture.
Smith discusses the future of CBD for pets and his company’s role in its increasing acceptance.
The pet food industry reacts to reports of possible links of grain-free diets to canine heart problems, revealing a telling tale about the industry and its trends.
Retail industry expert Phil Chang shares three things that can make experiential moments profitable.
Understanding what your clients want in a mobile groomer will help your business stay in the fast lane.
The SuperZoo trade show in Las Vegas is one big reminder about why we’re in this industry to begin with.
In the age of e-commerce, pet specialty independents must march to their own beat.
The pace at which marketers are flooding the cannabidiol (CBD) space is stunning, and the phenomenon has important implications for both the pet supplements market and the industry as a whole.
Indie retailers need to seek out product manufacturers that not only make products, but also help sell them.
The Companion Shop in Stevens Point, Wis., caters to dogs and cats by offering healthful, quality products and keeping up with the latest trends.
Customer reviews online do not have to make or break a pet business’s reputation, if business owners are willing to read and respond to concerns or praise.
New research reveals that dogs mirror the stress levels of their owners, reaffirming the notion that emotions can be contagious.
A new pet friendly hotel, which is set to open in Kanab, Utah, a week before SuperZoo, is just the most recent example of how much pet-centric culture has taken hold in the U.S.
Pet specialty retailers can appeal to their tech-savvy shoppers with these tech-driven products.
These pet product categories present ample opportunity for pet product marketers looking to capitalize on the human trend of snacking between meals.
A successful future in retail requires data. Are you fortune telling or forecasting?
As the internet continues to swallow up increasingly larger slices of the pet pie, brick-and-mortars are forced to retool their strategies.
Sustainability is top of mind for today’s shoppers. Thus, pet retailers have much to gain by becoming more eco-conscious.
The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) has relaunched the campaign, which is designed to educate pet owners and protect the environment from invasive species.
Mark Sapir, chief marketing officer for Stella & Chewy’s in Oak Creek, Wis., discusses the inspiration behind the company and how it has grown to become a staple in the raw pet food space.
Distributors remain a vital part of the supply chain, and PIDA’s Power of D website details how much retailers have to gain by understanding the critical and diverse roles these companies play.
B.C. Henschen explains why he's been tempted to offer potential employees some advice.
Executives at several fast-growing pet business franchises, including Woof Gang Bakery and Dogtopia, explain why exhibiting at IFE equates to future expansion.