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Featured: A Q&A With WellPet CEO Camelle Kent

Q: Your company purchased Sojos earlier this year. How does Sojos fit into WellPet’s philosophy? A: Ward and Maggie Johnson had a very similar mission when they founded Sojos to our WellPet ethos: a goal of transforming the lives of pets by providing the very best natural nutrition. The Sojos team measures success by the […]

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Healthy Options at the Dog’s Meow Pet Store

Pet Age spoke with Alexis Butler, matriarch of the mother-daughter team behind Dog’s Meow, a pet store in Salt Lake City, Utah, that specializes in all-natural foods. Q: What would you consider your biggest key to having remained successful since you opened your store in 1996? A: Our knowledgeable staff, our product mix and family […] Read More →

Holistically Healthy

Pet Age recently spoke with Brad Gruber, president and COO of Health Extension, who discussed the company’s current strategies that help it remain successful in today’s competitive market. Q: What is the history of your company, and how has it played a role in Health Extension’s relationship with independent retailers? A: Our roots began with […] Read More →

Making Pet Food Better

BY CATHLEEN ENRIGHT, PHD. Dear U.S. pet food and treat maker. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) enforcement and compliance is under way. Are you ready? Food safety is serious business and your customers—pet owners around the country—expect the products they feed their pets to be safe and nutritious. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […] Read More →

A Focus on Food

Pet Age met up with Gordon Kriebel, owner of Perk Valley Pet Eatery in Trappe, Pennsylvania, to learn how pet nutrition and customer relationships have enabled him to remain successful within his community. Q: When did you first open Perk Valley Pet Eatery, and what inspired you to do so? A: We opened our store, originally […] Read More →

Ziwi Unleashed: New Look is Just the Beginning

Pet Age spoke with Ziwi’s Mary Helen Horn, general manager of sales and marketing, North America division, about what makes her company’s pet food different from other brands on the market. Q Tell us about Ziwi’s origin. A Ziwi was founded in 2004 by a New Zealand couple, Peter and Kimberly Mitchell. Combining 20 years […] Read More →

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Woof Gang Bakery: Providing a Personal Touch

Pet Age had the chance to meet with Lisa Aho, owner of a Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, franchise of Woof Gang Bakery, to discuss why her store has been such a success. Q What can you tell us about the history of Woof Gang Bakery? What inspired you to open your own pet store? A […] Read More →

Quality Customer Service

Pet Age spoke with Brad and Gina Ringlien, co-owners of The Pet Pad of Cary, North Carolina, to discuss their success in today’s ultra-competitive world. Q Can you tell us the history of how and why you started The Pet Pad? A (Brad) The Pet Pad is a brother-sister partnership. Gina has always had a […] Read More →

Become Engaged

By Joseph J. Watson The pet industry is at a crossroads. We are being defined by those who oppose us. We are facing challenges to our livelihood at the national, state and local levels— especially when it comes to the breeding and sale of dogs in pet stores. As an industry, we must protect and […] Read More →

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