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Multiple Pet Ownership Offers Industry Growth Potential (from the cover)

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Retailer of the Year: Runner Up

Product SpotlightHoliday-Themed Items


Home: Indoor & Outdoor

  • Style and Fashion Dominate Boutique Pet Ped Demand 


Grooming & Pet Services

  • TGrooming Services Gain Popularity During the Holidays


  • Herp Hobbyists Decorate by Design 


  • Customers Flock Toward Foraging Products  


  • Multi-cat Households Spur Litter Innovation
  • Pussy and Pooch Sends Out Excitations


  • Multi-Dog Homes Face Multiple Challenges
  • Dog Libations, Cigars Make Owners' Wish Lists
  • Former Petco Executive Opens Pet Superstore
  • Bubbles and Biscuits
  • Canine Passengers Promote Driver Distraction, According to Survey 

Small Mammal 

  • Habitat Innovations Abound 

Boutique & Gift 

  • Apparel, spa products, stationery and more 

Botiques Gear Up For the Selling Season
Pets show unconditional love to their owners 365 days a year, so it’s no surprise that many owners put them on their holiday gift list to reward their pets for that love..
By Scott and Ann Springer

Got Worms?
Red wigglers typically fall under pet retailers’ “live food” category as tasty treats for meat-eating fish and reptiles. But these beneficial worms can bridge the pet segment into the garden—and possibly give feed, farm and pet stores an opportunity to capitalize consumers’ growing interest in vermiculture.
By Wendy Bedwell-Wilson

Retailer Profile: Ruffins Pet Centres
The small town, independent, mom-and-pop pet store has faced sometimes-withering challenges from the big-boy chains. The brawny box stores that boast the pet equivalent of soup-to-nuts shopping often set up shop and magnetically draw customers to them with the power of their low prices.
By Michael Ventre

DuckyWorld Works for Fun and Profit
Kevin Duck followed the traditional path to pet business owner: He sold cars and recycling equipment, directed cable TV shows, booked music into nightclubs and did lighting for concerts.
By Michael Ventre

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