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by Phillip M. Perry on Mar 2, 2014
“  Are you a great manager? That is a tough question, but one worth asking. While you may be experienced at assessing the performance of your employees, you probably spend less time judging your own. And yet, your business depends on how well you carry out your mission. That means exhibiting more than technical savvy; it also means fine-tuning the vital people skills that motivate staff members to over-achieve and generate more sales. Pet store…”

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by Sara Hodon on Mar 1, 2014
“Just because picking up waste is one of the more unsavory tasks associated with pet ownership, that does not mean the cleanup tools have to make the job more unpleasant. Manufacturers are responding to customers’ suggestions for more stylish, durable and effective products in the pick-up category, and the results…”
by Maria Lange on Mar 1, 2014
“     Maria Lange     Resting on laurels has never been part of any retailer’s formula for success. Doing well means staying hungry—eager to learn, experiment and shake things up, if need be.The question is: How do pet retailers make the right decisions for their businesses? In the past,…”
by Steven Feldman on Mar 1, 2014
“         Steve Feldman   Retailers and the entire industry often focus on the fun, rewarding and fulfilling nature of pet ownership as they continuously cater to the needs of pets and their owners. But what lies beneath it all is the true power of the human-animal bond. …”
by Steve King on Mar 1, 2014
“       Steven King     Members of the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) gathered in Phoenix in January for the organization’s 46th annual meeting, where keynote speaker, economist Brian Beaulieu, painted a pretty rosy picture for the pet industry—and the U.S. economy at large—for the next few years.…”