While pet specialty stores undoubtedly face growing competition from online outlets, the right approach can go a long way in protecting a brick-and-mortar retailer's bottom line from this looming threat.
Independent pet specialty stores must understand and overcome the increasing competition they face from other brick-and-mortar retail channels in order to grow their share of the pet care market.
Customer loyalty programs can be invaluable to pet specialty retailers that make the necessary investment in designing and managing the right strategy for their stores.
A tiered pricing strategy can go a long way in helping pet specialty retailers attract a broad customer base across economic and demographic spectrums.
Pet retailers can make the most of the busy fourth-quarter shopping season by following five easy steps.
Retailers can improve their stores' sales and profitability by taking full advantage of the services offered by pet specialty distributors.
The holiday selling season can be a boon to pet specialty stores, provided that retailers have the right merchandising and marketing plans in place to take advantage of shopper's yuletide cheer.
Attracting and retaining high-value customers may be easier than most retailers think; but first, those customers have to be identified.
Experts from all across the pet industry offer up 50 strategies that independent pet retailers can use immediately to make more money.
Insights from GfK's pet-market data reveal that younger consumers measure up well against Baby Boomers when it comes to pet ownership.
In today's high-tech world, using social media to promote a pet retail business is not only a good idea, it is imperative to the success.
The positive impact that the human-animal bond can have on our well-being is a powerful message to build customer loyalty and goodwill.
Pet specialty retailers can improve their stores' online reputation by following four simple steps to enhance their profiles on the popular business-review website.
Attractive and well-designed display tanks play a vital role in driving a successful aquarium department.
Facing unprecedented competition and pricing pressures, independent pet retailers must be sure that they are using the right margin strategy to keep their businesses profitable.
The holidays represent an important sales period for pet stores, so it is essential that retailers do everything they can to convert pet owners' holiday spirit into register rings.
As the Marketplace Fairness Act, otherwise known as the online sales tax, moves to the House, brick-and-mortar retailers should understand how it could affect their operations if it passes.
By taking the right approach, pet retailers can turn showrooming shoppers into loyal customers and even vocal advocates of the store.
For pet retailers, the keys to a successful merchandising strategy are presentation, placement and promotion.
Today's shoppers are approaching the pet food aisle with a healthy dose of skepticism, so pet retailers must go above and beyond to ensure confidence in this important segment of their business.