FROM THE EXPERTS

Independent Focus: Store Events

Posted by Holly Everett on Apr 3, 2017 9:59:47 AM

Do you feel like you need an extra boost in promoting your business to potential new customers, while maintaining a strong connection with your current clientele? There are countless ways to encourage loyalty in your independently owned pet store, but holding a successful store event could be the key to showing your customers that you truly care!

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Topics: Industry News

10 Tips for New Dog Owners

Posted by Holly Everett on Mar 23, 2017 12:29:17 PM

We all know that getting a new dog is equal parts amazing and difficult. Some people who bring a new dog home aren’t adequately prepared for what dog ownership entails. Whether a customer is thinking about getting a dog or just brought one home, share these helpful tips for new dog owners—they might learn something new!

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Topics: Industry News

Pet Parents Spent $77 Billion in 2015

Posted by Holly Everett on Mar 16, 2017 10:15:23 AM

In February, hundreds of retailers, food and product manufacturers, distributors, and veterinary service providers joined together in Laguna Beach, CA for the second annual Pet Industry Leadership Conference (PILC). Breakout sessions, presentations and casual conversations were held over four days, creating a powerful exchange of ideas and practices that will help the industry continue to thrive.

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Topics: Industry News

The Key to Managing Smart Shelf Space

Posted by Holly Everett on Mar 2, 2017 12:25:14 PM

One of the biggest obstacles as a pet specialty retailer is managing shelf space—square footage is fixed and retailers are trying to squeeze in the greatest value per square inch of their stores. Independently owned pet stores are constantly looking to increase sales and by managing smart shelf space, it can be easy! With the help of GfK, store owners can get crucial insight into what thousands of other stores are doing to stay profitable.

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Topics: Industry News

5 Reasons To Go To Global Pet Expo

Posted by Holly Everett on Feb 28, 2017 5:46:41 PM

Will the Pet Food Experts team see you in Orlando in March? Global Pet Expo is approaching quickly, and while we know you'll see thousands of amazing things at the pet industry's largest annual trade show, we narrowed down the top five reasons to hop on a flight to Orlando (other than the warm, sunny weather!).

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Topics: Industry News

Toppers Rise to the Top of the Market

Posted by Holly Everett on Feb 24, 2017 11:05:06 AM

People who can’t enjoy a cheeseburger without ketchup or ice cream without hot fudge understand that life is always a little better with some extra flavor on top. Pet owners are beginning to realize that the same goes for their furry friends. Meal enhancers are an exciting, emerging category that can add extra flavor to pets' diets and a boost in sales in your pet store!

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Topics: Nutrition, Industry News

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