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As an independent pet retailer, what do you consider to be your main competitor?

Poll Results
Another Independent Pet Retailer     (35.17%)
Discount Store (e.g., The Dollar Store)     (4.83%)
Grocery Store (e.g., Kroger, ShopRite)     (4.14%)
Mass Market Store (e.g., Target, Walmart)     (22.76%)
National Pet Specialty Chain (e.g., Petco, Petsmart)     (31.72%)
Warehouse Club (e.g., Costco, Sam’s Club)     (1.38%)
Previous Poll Results

What is your main planogram(s) source for determining product positioning within your store?

Poll Results
Manufacturer-provided planograms    (50%)
Wholesaler/distributor-provided planograms    (0%)
General business-provided planograms    (6.25%)
I don’t use planograms, but I'm interested in trying them    (0%)
I don’t use planograms    (43.75%)
Past Polls
How much does a product/product line’s exclusivity to pet specialty retail influence your purchasing decisions? 07/31/2014
How often does your store host customer appreciation events? 06/30/2014
What is the primary influence for determining which new products you order? 06/03/2014
How often does your store host customer appreciation events? 05/01/2014
Which type of signage do you most prefer to use inside your store? 04/01/2014
On average, how frequently do your customers ask you for companion animal nutritional advice? 03/04/2014
How do you monitor foot traffic in your store? 02/03/2014
How do your 2013 holiday-season sales compare to last year’s results? 01/06/2014
Do you have an online store? 12/02/2013
Which holiday or occasion do you find produces the most revenue in your store? 11/05/2013
Holiday season is just around the corner, when do you plan on displaying your holiday décor? 09/30/2013
How often would you like to have newsletters about PPN’s trade shows appear in your inbox? 08/29/2013
As a retailer, what do you find most useful on PPNI’s website? 07/10/2013
What would you like to see more of in our magazine? 05/21/2013
How important do you consider trade shows to be for finding new products? 03/15/2013
What would be your preferred source for receiving industry news from Pet Product News International? 01/14/2013
How does this year’s holiday sales compare with last year’s? 12/11/2012
Hurricane Sandy has shined a spotlight on the importance of emergency preparedness. Does your store have an emergency response plan? 11/05/2012
Which social media platform do you use most often for your business? 10/09/2012
How often does your store host customer appreciation events? 09/07/2012
As an independent pet retailer, what do you consider to be your main competitor? 08/06/2012
As an independent pet retailer, what do you consider to be your main competitor? 06/29/2012
How often do you promote cleaning products (with special displays and/or offers) in your store? 06/01/2012
Which product certification matters most to your customers? 05/01/2012
As a retailer, how often do you hold employee training sessions? 04/02/2012
Do you have an e-reader? 02/27/2012
What is your store’s preferred source for ordering products? 01/24/2012
How important is a brand’s image when determining whether or not to carry its products? 01/03/2012
Which type of signage do you most prefer to use inside your store? 12/01/2011
Given the opportunity, how likely are you to create your own store-branded pet food and/or treats? 11/01/2011
Out of the various manufacturer-provided marketing and support materials, which one of the following could you not do without? 10/01/2011
When buying pet supplements, what benefit do your customers most look for? 09/01/2011
What type of extras do your grooming customers ask for most often? 07/29/2011
Do you listen to business-related podcasts? 07/01/2011
Do you get the twice-a-month Pet Product News newsletter (packed with useful information), and if you don’t, why not? 06/03/2011
What type of fresh-baked treats do you offer your customers? 05/06/2011
Do you have an e-reader? 04/08/2011
What do your customers most frequently “splurge” on for their pets? 03/11/2011
What sort of effect do you think pet sales bans will have on the pet industry overall? 02/11/2011
Which of type of products do your customers ask for the most? 01/10/2011
Which holiday or occasion best promotes pet product sales in your store? 12/08/2010
Which one of the following gives you the biggest financial return in products and animal combined? 11/10/2010
Do you have an iPad? 10/13/2010
How will continued improvement in retail sales impact your short-term business plans? 09/15/2010
Do you invest in mobile commerce (i.e., the ability to exchange goods and services using a mobile device, such as a cell phone)? 08/17/2010
What is your primary source for business news? 07/15/2010
Do you have an iPad? 06/14/2010
How much does a product/product line’s exclusivity to pet specialty retail influence your purchasing decisions? 05/12/2010
On average, how frequently do your customers ask you for companion animal nutritional advice? 04/12/2010
How do you monitor foot traffic in your store? 03/10/2010
What is the primary influence for determining which new products you order? 02/10/2010
How do your 2009 holiday-season sales compare to last year’s results? 01/04/2010
What is your main planogram(s) source for determining product positioning within your store? 11/30/2009
Can your customers bargain/negotiate prices with you? 10/30/2009
Do you currently have a POS system in your store? 09/30/2009
Do you have an iPhone? 08/24/2009
What is your computer’s web browser homepage? 07/22/2009
What would you like to see more of in our magazine? 06/18/2009
What would you like to see more of on our website? 05/18/2009
How important are eco-friendly products to your buying decisions? 04/16/2009
How important is online social networking (e.g., facebook, myspace, twitter, etc.) to your business marketing strategy? 03/16/2009
What would prevent you from participating in forums? 02/16/2009
What is your primary method of educating customers? 01/16/2009
What do you primarily use the Internet for in your day-to-day business activities? 12/12/2008
Given the state of the economy, how often do you attend trade shows? 11/05/2008
Why does the country in which a product is manufactured affect your buying decision? 09/30/2008
Does the country in which a product is manufactured affect your buying decision? 08/29/2008
What do you think about the Responsible Fishkeeping Initiative? (Visit our News tab to learn more) 07/17/2008
Do you have an online store? 07/01/2008
What is the main reason you visit our website? 05/31/2008
What does "Green" mean to you? 04/01/2008
How has the economy affected your client’s purchase of pet products? 03/11/2008
How often does your store host customer appreciation events?
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