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Consumers Spend Millions on Pets for Valentine's Day

Posted by Holly Everett on Feb 12, 2018 9:54:00 AM

U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day as 55% of the population celebrates this year, an increase from last year’s $136.57, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Total spending is expected to reach $19.6 billion, up from $18.2 billion last year.

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Topics: Industry News

Fresh Facts on Pet Dental Health [Infographic]

Posted by Holly Everett on Feb 8, 2018 9:56:55 AM

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will develop some form of oral disease by age three. Overlooking pet dental health could lead to serious problems for pets, but it can be prevented with proper care. February is Pet Dental Health Month and the perfect time to create good habits that will last all year long.

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Topics: Pet Health, Industry News

What to Expect at Global Pet Expo 2018

Posted by Holly Everett on Feb 7, 2018 12:21:44 PM

Every year, retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and other industry insiders join together in Orlando, Florida for three days in March to discover the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today.

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What is Your "Why"?

Posted by Holly Everett on Dec 13, 2017 4:27:54 PM

Everyone loves a great story. People want to feel connected to a group, feel a sense of belonging, and stories create this connection. Stories give us a reason to communicate and relate, and give us something to believe in. Stories make us feel better, smarter, safer, or even loved.

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Topics: Industry News

Make the Best of Small Business Saturday

Posted by Holly Everett on Oct 26, 2017 2:44:30 PM

Across the country, independently owned businesses have joined together to create a small business force nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Small Business Saturday is a movement that has morphed from a small idea into a holiday shopping staple, supporting the “mom and pop” retailers that keep millions of American families afloat.

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Why Social Media is Important for Your Small Business

Posted by Holly Everett on Oct 18, 2017 4:47:08 PM

A majority of small business owners understand that social media—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn—are important tools for connecting with business partners, helping reach new customers, and keep new customers coming back. However, with limited resources and even more limited time, it’s difficult for a small business owner to develop a creative strategy and keep up with the demand of posting on multiple channels each week.

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Topics: Industry News

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