When finding experienced groomers for your business is a challenge, offering training to the inexperienced may yield better results.
People can buy what you sell in any number of places, so your store has to be ready to entice them to make a purchase once they arrive.
The social media industry moves fast. Are your strategies moving with it?
Turn your knowledge into a tool to attract customers, boost sales and promote shopper loyalty.
There are several strategies pet owners can use to engage their pets’ foraging instincts in healthy, interactive ways.
Turn your pet specialty store into a phygital paradise.
For pet shops post pandemic, preparation and personalization are the name of the game.
As students return to the classroom, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council continues to be a strong advocate for federal support of classroom pets.
Gone are the days of blind faith in pet food manufacturers. Retailers—and pet owners—have lots of questions.
Walmart is launching a service aimed at helping even small local stores extend their reach.
WPA membership gives pet professionals access to industry expertise and connections, whenever they need them.
WPA launches the Professional Grooming Credential program, a new way to standardize and measure core competency.
At SuperZoo this year, the Pet Sustainability Coalition will host must-attend events for both retailers and manufacturers, and will be on-hand to usher in new members to its purpose-driven organization.
Retailers report that the challenges of the past year have also brought with them some positive changes.
These trends will remain in force as the COVID-19 health crisis recedes, according to Packaged Facts.
To compete with internet heavyweights, brick-and-mortar retailers are implementing same-day delivery and luring shoppers with perks that physical stores are best positioned to provide.
The introduction of Tango—who will be a mainstay in future Sesame Street content—allows for consistent modeling of safe behavior and age-appropriate help with a pet, according to officials.
New data reveals that yes, pets picked up extra pounds during the pandemic, but the problem began long before that, Banfield Pet Hospital officials say.
Aquarium Friend recently polled parents from all over the world to investigate demographics, time and money commitments and favorite fish species for children.
Pet owners want pandemic-related work perks to become permanent, according to a survey conducted by Honest Paws, a cannabidiol (CBD) pet product company.
WPA’s web-based, on-demand marketplace aims to keep the pet industry connected all year-round.
What to do when manufacturers go direct to consumer or your distributors don’t have a product you need.
The online retail giant recently launched an Adopt a Shelter Pet page, where shoppers can support animal shelters and rescues by buying from their wish lists.
BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital officials have the answer.
According to a new survey by Honest Paws, 85 percent of U.S. pet owners believe pet care industries should be regulated.
Almost half of pet owners say they consider their pets’ needs before renting or purchasing a home, according to a new survey by Ally Home.
New data from the ASPCA aims to answer this question.
Pet Poison Helpline recently released data on pet poisoning cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than half of pet owners don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, according to Honest Paws.
Independent pet stores and online retailers won’t be able to keep up with Petco’s momentum in two key areas, according to the big-box retailer’s CEO.
Rotational feeding is not only in the best interest of dogs, their owners and micro independent stores. Manufacturers also have much to gain.
More than 60 percent of U.S. dog owners would consider moving to a home that better suits their dog’s needs, according to a survey by Rover and Zillow.
Understanding overall pet industry metrics can be key to developing realistic pet store goals in 2021.
People are increasingly turning to Star Wars for galaxy worthy pet names, according to pet insurance provider Trupanion.
When manufacturing for a non-U.S. dog food brand that’s popular in the micro-indie pet store channel comes stateside, should retailers be worried?
Non-pet stores like Walgreens and CVS and pet specialty stores like Petco and PetSmart are all banking on the continued boom of pet CBD products spurred by the pandemic.
The feline-focused virtual event kicked off with a discussion of the outdated “crazy cat lady” stigma and featured dozens of exhibitors with merchandise specifically for cat lovers.
Chewy officials recently outlined the online retailer’s growth strategies, but are they enough to stave off competition from brick-and-mortar retailers?
Embark Veterinary, a company specializing in dog genetics, recently found that a gene duplication contributes to specific coat patterns.
Recent developments with four of the pet food industry’s oldest and most respected natural brand companies are a sign of the times.
The president of the World Pet Association talks to PPN about the recent surge in M&A activity in the pet industry.
Aquascaping as a hobby is not only increasing in popularity, it shows no signs of slowing down, according to a study by Aquarium Friend.
The big-box retailer’s approach to its products and services in-store and online is paying off.
Pet Poison Helpline officials are warning pet owners about the growing danger of xylitol pet poisoning during National Poison Prevention Week.
PPN’s editors reveal the trends they will be eyeing at Global Pet Expo Digital Access.
The online pet retailer may be a dominating force in the pet industry, but it too has its challenges.
Will the new research clarify the DCM question or just muddle the message?
Following the theft of Lady Gaga’s dogs, Adopt-a-Pet.com is reminding pet owners to be vigilant.
Company officials revealed the latest step in its “transformation.”
The pandemic is helping boost the need for dog training services across the country.