Editor's View

by Mark Kalaygian on May 1, 2013
“    Mark KalaygianEditor in Chief       Is there a serious threat with a friendly face lurking in your aisles? Unfortunately, the answer for many retailers is yes. Even worse, that threat may not only be in your aisles, it could be on your payroll. The loss of inventory (shrinkage) is a real problem in just about every channel, with some estimates putting the total cost to U.S. retailers at about $35 billion…”

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by Mark Kalaygian on Feb 1, 2013
“Want more Pet Business? Well, you’ve got it.As you may notice even before opening the February issue, Pet Business magazine is sporting a bold, new look that features a bigger format than we’ve ever had before.But is bigger necessarily better? Only if you know what to do with that extra…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Dec 1, 2012
“Could this be a merry Christmas? According to some professional prognosticators, retailers should feel a little extra holiday cheer as we near the end of the all-important holiday selling season. Despite nagging high unemployment figures and the conservative shopping sensibilities that consumers have clearly adopted over the past four years…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Aug 1, 2012
“As the retail world gears up for the all-important fourth quarter, every pet store is on the lookout for the next hot product trend that will drive sales growth through the holiday season and beyond. But for many retailers, the best chance for growth may not necessarily be a product…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Jun 1, 2012
“Are pet store owners directly supporting a new breed of retailer that is quickly becoming a formidable source of competition for their businesses? The answer, unfortunately, is a resounding “yes.”Over the past few years, a disturbing new trend has been underway that is putting pet stores in direct competition with…”