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In 2020, the Pet Industry Needs to Change with the Trends

It’s the start of a new decade, and with it we can expect to see some industry stereotypes and trends fading, making way for more new trends and changes. As retailers, it’s paramount that we recognize these changes and be nimble as we adapt with[...]

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How Independent Retailers Can Succeed Against Online Competition

As brick and mortar retailers, you pride yourselves on being the local pet food experts. But in this digital age, you’re likely finding that competition with online retailers is escalating.

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Fresh, Frozen, And Raw Pet Foods: Their Rise In Popularity And How To Capitalize

Fresh, frozen, and raw pet foods are on the rise among pet lovers. This is good news for local pet stores, as it is difficult for online retailers to store, ship, and handle these products. However, these specialty pet foods are also[...]

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Getting Clear About CBD & Pets

CBD stands for cannabidiol and refers to a powerful, but non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana and hemp. CBD has broad benefits for lowering anxiety and reducing inflammation, which makes it a natural fit for pets suffering from a variety[...]

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DCM and Safe Pet Food: What You Need to Know

For pet owners, nothing matters more than the health of their beloved companion. So, when the FDA released a report suggesting a link between grain-free foods and a higher risk of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), it created a wave of viral anxiety.

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Pet Products Perfect for Keeping Pets Cool in the Summer

Shorts are on, kids are home from school, and the seasonal section of the grocery store is full of plastic toys and kiddie pools. It's summertime- and it's a hot one.

As the temperature rises, pet owners become increasingly concerned about the[...]

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Empowering Your Pet Store Employees to Increase Sales

We've all been there:

You walk into a retail store looking for a certain product. You glance over to the counter and see a few store associates hanging around. You notice two of them joking around while the other is leaned over the counter,[...]

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What Does It Mean to Be a "Made in USA" Pet Product?

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on April 25, 2016. It was last edited on July 4, 2018 to refresh and update the content to keep it relevant. 

Living in the United States means, to many people, freedom, fair wages (compared to[...]

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Creating a Successful Pet Store Loyalty Program

We've all been in this circumstance:

You're at a retail store about to purchase a product and, as they ring you up, the cashier asks you for your phone number. Depending on the level of privacy you prefer, you may inquire about why they ask.

"For[...]

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Incorporating Sustainability in Your Pet Business

As millennials become the primary buying power in and outside of the pet industry, one trend grows stronger than ever: the demand of sustainable and responsible pet products. 

In the beginning, consumers began demanding products that were safer[...]

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