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Featured: Feeling Festive: Preparing Your Pet Store for Holiday Shoppers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, perhaps not quite yet. But that doesn’t mean the holiday season isn’t already on the minds of retailers nationwide. After all, approximately 40 percent of shoppers start shopping for the holidays before Halloween, though most consumers do their shopping in November, according to the 2015 National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Holiday Survival Kit. According to the same NRF report, consumer holiday […]

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MACNA 2017: A Weekend for Marine Aquarists

For the 29th year, marine aquatic enthusiasts will be gathering at the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA), the oldest marine aquarium conference in North America, according to the event’s website. And this year, from August 25 to 27, the event will take place in the Big Easy. Each year, the Marine Aquarium Society of America (MASNA) chooses one of its club members to […] Read More →

The Future of Natural: Therabis and its CBD

Pet Age spoke with Stephen M. Katz, VMD, founder of Therabis, maker of CBD products for pets, about how CBD is changing—and will continue to change—veterinary medicine and the pet market. Q: Tell us how Therabis was started. Why did you decide to enter the pet industry with a CBD product? A: I first formulated […] Read More →

New at the ’Zoo: A Guide to What Will be Unveiled at this Year’s Show

It’s no secret that trade shows and conferences are important to the health of the pet industry and are understood to be by pet professionals; attendance records speak for themselves. As one of the largest and most well-known trade shows on the circuit, SuperZoo is a highly valued opportunity for pet industry players to come […] Read More →

2017 Distributor of the Year: General Pet Supply

In most cases, professionals in any sector of the pet industry end up in the market one of two ways. For many (the number of which might surprise an industry outsider), involvement in the pet market is multi-generational, as they are born and raised with family members running a pet business. For others, the path is […] Read More →

Putting Grooming on a Pedestal

It’s clear that SuperZoo places an emphasis on grooming. One of the show’s six neighborhoods, “Groomer’s Court,” will be set aside for companies that specialize in grooming products, and the show will also host several grooming contests. According to Judy Breton, the director of Grooming and Special Services for SuperZoo, the choice to do so […] Read More →

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Shrine of Ingenuity: Recognizing Pet Industry Visionaries

South Dakota is home to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, which is considered one of the seven man-made wonders of the nation. It’s an iconic, awe-inspiring landmark—a masterpiece that represents the first 150 years of American history. In 1923, historian Doane Robinson conceived the idea that later turned into the Mount Harney Bill, which allowed […] Read More →

Reptilian Fascination: A Q&A with the Owner of LLLReptile and Supply Company, Inc.,

According to his company’s website, Loren Leigh was “never a self-proclaimed reptile person” when he was growing up. Years later, as owner of LLLReptile and Supply Company, Inc., and its wholesale division, Vista Pet Supply, it is clear that things have changed. “I got into reptiles later in my life, in my late teens,” Leigh […] Read More →

Natural Pet Products: More Than a Trend

When Earth Animal first started out, its natural products were “a hard sell,” according to company founder Susan Goldstein. That was 1979. Fast forward 38 years, and natural products are not only well-received by retailers and consumers—they are demanded. Providing pets with a natural lifestyle—from their food, supplements and toys to their grooming products and […] Read More →

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