Publisher's Perspective

by Seth Mendelson on Feb 1, 2015
“What makes a business magazine worthwhile to its readership?It is a question we ask ourselves at Pet Business virtually everyday. In fact, we spend a lot of time talking to retailers, suppliers and distributors trying to get their take on what they need from our publication in order to get them to keep coming back to it month after month. The feedback we get is that they need a combination of trend stories that explain…”

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by Seth Mendelson on Dec 29, 2014
“There was quite a bit of noise in the business media when Sears announced its latest financial results in early December. The Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based company announced that it lost $548 million on about $7.2 billion in revenue during the most recent quarter. Those figures continue a steady trend of…”
by Seth Mendelson on Dec 1, 2014
“How do you judge the effectiveness of a leader?In the case of an industry organization charged with helping to build sales and relationships between all parties, it is all about how well a job the person has done promoting that organization, its members and the overall industry. Fortunately, the pet…”
by Seth Mendelson on Nov 1, 2014
“Are retailers stocking too many products in their stores? In this time of unparalleled choice, can they minimize inventory—and reduce costs by a boatload—without losing shopper loyalty? Are consumers simply interested in just a few products?Interestingly, a study by a major retail research company finds that consumers are so selective…”
by Seth Mendelson on Oct 1, 2014
“The operator of a New Jersey pet shop was arrested in late August on nine counts of animal cruelty, as well as other assorted crimes, according to an article splashed on the front page of the Newark Star-Ledger recently. Government officials claimed that dogs were lying in cages with feces…”