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By: Pet Age Magazine Staff  –  July 1, 2014
Phillips Pet Food & Supplies Puts in the Work to Make Projects Shine
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By: Jason Kamery  –  July 1, 2014
How to reach, retain and entertain what will soon be the largest consumer demographic.

Made In the USA Pet Products Skyrocket in Popularity

An increasing array of manufacturers, retailers and consumers prefer pet products that are made in the USA.


Three Generations of Growth

Pet Products Prove Profitable for Former Feed Company.

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Educational Importance

Investing in initial and ongoing training for employees can be one of the best decisions a retailer can make.


The Manufacturer, Blogger, Retailer Connection

Reaching out to influential bloggers at events like BlogPaws, is just one part of some manufacturer’s larger marketing plan that, in the end, will benefit retailers.

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Complex Choices

Adding aquatic, or reptile, livestock to a store comes with a variety of decisions such as whether to sell captive-bred or wild-caught animals.


PetLooks Offers Retailers Boutique Items at Local Trade Show

PetLooks, a new and small-scale trade show, hopes to move around the country putting manufacturers in the retailer’s backyard.


Reef-A-Palooza Holds First East Coast Show

Expanding the popular West Coast-based trade show to Florida signals a growth in the aquatics industry from both retailers and consumers.


Protecting the Pet Industry’s Interests

With proposed pet legislation popping up not only on the national, but also state and local levels, government relations was a large focus at PIJAC’s Top2Top conference.

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

Pairing a customer with the perfect pet can be made easier when the proper questions are asked.


Celebrity Influence

How star-backed brands can help sell more products in your store.


Growing the Ferret Category

Marshall Pet Products celebrates anniversary, continues as leader in the industry.

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Pet Advocate Takes Top Honors at Conference

We recently talked with Darleen Wheelington, who was named Woman of the Year at the inaugural Women In the Pet Industry Network Conference.

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Beating the Competition

As the economy continues to grow, retailers are looking at how to best the competition.


Profits Are Up

Profits are up overall, while grain-free food, aquatics see boost in sales.


Retailers Cannot Afford to Ignore This Growing Category

Although it started small, reptiles have quickly become a popular segment in the pet industry.

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