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“Giving back is an excellent way for any retail business to create goodwill in its community. Whether it is through monetary or in-kind donations, opportunities abound for pet retailers looking to support causes and organizations close to home. With that in mind, Pet Business asked pet store owners around the country to share the ways in which they support their neck of the woods.  Pet Business: What type of community services or charitable efforts does…”

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“Pet Business: When was Backer’s Total Pet Expo Fall Show—which will be held Sept. 19-21 in Rosemont, Ill.—established? What has been the key to the show’s longevity, and how has it evolved over the years?Colette Fairchild: Backer’s Total Pet Expo, formerly the Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show, began in 1967.…”
by Maria Lange on Jul 31, 2014
“It seems like dogs are always barking the loudest in the pet marketplace. True, dogs account for 80 percent of all pet food sales dollars, according to March 2014 figures from GfK’s pet retail sales panel. Dog food (including treats) brings in a hefty $5.9 billion annually, compared to $1.5…”
by Mike Bober on Jul 31, 2014
“When you think of dangerous, wild animals, what comes to mind? Lions? Great white sharks? Rabbits? It might not pass the laugh test, but a proposed list of “Dangerous Wild Animals” submitted for public comment throughout July in West Virginia could very well become a reality in the state that…”
by Jennifer Boncy on Jul 31, 2014
“Not all pet specialty stores are created equal. Some are simply that—honest-to-goodness pet specialty stores. Others aspire to be more. California-based Pussy & Pooch falls into the latter category. Entrepreneur Janene Zakrajsek describes her growing chain of stores as lifestyle destinations—for pets. While the lofty designation may seem grandiose to…”