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Aug 1, 2016

All in the Name: Pet Age’s Distributor of the Year 2016, Pet Food Experts

Editor’s Note Everyone at Pet Age is pleased to feature the third recipient of our annual Distributor of the Year Award, Pet Food Experts. Pet Food Experts was chosen by a panel of independent judges, and the company exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding distributor. Pet Age created this award to honor distributors; these are […]

Aug 1, 2016

Selling Treats for Training

Once upon a time in a galaxy far far away, many pet owners didn’t like to use treats when training their dogs. They thought using treats was the same as bribery, and that dogs would be far less obedient unless treats were continually used. Today, dog trainers routinely suggest treats as a positive way to […]

Aug 1, 2016

Building Customer Loyalty

How we treat our customers directly relates to our business’s success. If we listen to our customers, respond to their needs and live up to their expectations, we have created an environment where customer loyalty will thrive. What do I mean by “listening” to a customer? There is the obvious: a customer walks into your […]

Aug 1, 2016

Fact or Fiction

Now that we are in the political silly season in the U.S., it is sometimes difficult to tell fact from fiction. In politics, it is often hard for folks to agree on the facts, let alone reach a consensus opinion. Let’s take a look at some facts involving the pet industry, then see if my […]

Aug 1, 2016

Tried and True but Also New

Pet Age’s Alexandra Wepner spoke with Larry Cobb, CEO of The Company of Animals, U.S. Subsidiary, about the company’s history and expansion. Alexandra Wepner: What is the history of The Company of Animals? Larry Cobb: In 1979, Dr. Roger Mugford founded The Company of Animals, a brand which he invented and developed a range of […]