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by Mark Kalaygian on Jun 30, 2015
“It is quite obvious that Mud Bay, Pet Business’ 2015 Retailer of the Year, is great at cultivating a difference-making staff and fiercely loyal customer base. As you will read in this month’s cover story, the pet specialty chain, which operates 33 stores in the Pacific Northwest, has based its entire retail model on the idea that it can (and should) deliver the best experience possible to its employees and shoppers, to great success.What is…”

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by Alyssa Brewer on Jun 26, 2015
“Noticed more dogs than usual in the morning commute today? That’s because it’s the 17th annual Take Your Dog To Work Day, a tradition started by Pet Sitters International to celebrate canine companions and promote pet adoption.   Businesses across the country participate in TYDTWDay, but some companies have taken…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Jun 25, 2015
“With the 2015 edition of SuperZoo right around the corner (July 21-23, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas), Pet Business caught up with show organizer Doug Poindexter, president of the World Pet Association, to discusses what buyers and exhibitors can expect from this year's show and how…”
by Jennifer Boncy on Jun 24, 2015
“  Pop star Britney Spears has oft been papped pushing a shopping cart around Target wearing denim shorts—or something similarly casual and unpretentious—paired with a pair of Uggs or maybe a cute wedged sandal. No matter the ensemble du jour, she is not known for being overly extravagant.    However,…”
by Mark Kalaygian on May 29, 2015
“Are brick-and-mortar pet specialty retailers’ concerns about the negative impact that online pet product outlets will inevitably have on their businesses all much ado about nothing? Well, yes…and no. There is no doubt that the competition that brick-and-mortar pet specialty stores face from online retailers is growing. In fact, some…”