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by Doug Poindexter on Nov 1, 2014
“The busiest shopping day of the year—that post-Thanksgiving frenzy known as Black Friday—is upon us once again, marking the official start of the U.S. holiday shopping season. The final month of the year can represent 20 to 40 percent of a retail business’s annual sales, so pet stores should be doing everything possible to keep their cash registers busy during the holidays. The opportunity is ripe—the National Retail Federation forecasts a 4.1-percent increase in holiday…”

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by Maria Lange on Oct 1, 2014
“Who would have guessed? Neighborhood pet shops and superstores alike have been installing refrigerators to stock the latest pet pampering craze: Raw and frozen products that bring cat and dog food ever closer to what humans eat.According to GfK’s panel representing 11,000-plus pet retail outlets, growth in refrigerated and frozen…”
by Steve King on Oct 1, 2014
“Consolidation among the ranks of pet product distributors has been going on for more than three decades. Where once local distributors—each with a handful of lines—dotted the map, regional firms grew to dominate the landscape. This first wave of consolidation was driven by economies of scale and the need to…”
by Ed Sayres on Oct 1, 2014
“In any new job, the first 30 days are crucial to learning new skills and setting goals to help determine the trajectory of your future success. During my first 30 days on the job as the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council’s (PIJAC) new president and CEO, I have traveled across…”
by Lindsey Wojcik on Oct 1, 2014
“Kristine Godfrey knows a few things about the changing landscape of pet retail. She began her journey in the industry 30 years ago, working for a pet supply store throughout high school and college. Only a month into the job, she became determined to open her own pet store one…”