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by Mark Kalaygian on Mar 2, 2014
“    The future certainly looks bright for the pet care industry. After 20 years of consistent growth, pet-related consumer spending continues to trend upward and seems poised to surpass the $70-billion mark by the year 2020. But even as pet industry growth appears a foregone conclusion, a number of important questions remain: What product and service trends will drive this growth? What role will shifting pet owner demographics play? And, perhaps most importantly, which…”

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by Jennifer Boncy on Feb 1, 2014
“      On average day, pet specialty retailers may have to put out any number of minor fires. But after the last customer has left and the shop doors are closed, storeowners face an array of challenges that are not easily fixed with an email or a mop in…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Jan 1, 2014
“All hail the mighty pet store chain.During a period in which many retailers of all shapes and sizes are struggling to keep their doors open, a perfect storm of economies of scale, the public’s love affair with pets and a well-honed approach to retail has made pet specialty chains a…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Dec 2, 2013
“    It was another banner year for the pet care industry, which was expected  to surpass the $55-billion mark by the end of 2013, according to the American Pet Products Association. While much of this success can, of course, be attributed to pet owners’ continued commitment to caring for…”
by Robyn Bright on Nov 1, 2013
“    Without a doubt, the best way to sell aquarium setups, as well as fish and aquarium products, in any pet store is to have displays that show off great fish and fabulous décor. These tanks will inspire customers to go set up their own aquariums at home; and…”