We are so excited to announce that we’ll be speaking at Pet Connections Expo on October 15-16 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center! It’s free for retailers, so we’re hoping to meet a lot of you face-to-face and make the most of our time there.
After more than 20 years of watching PetSmart and Petco enjoy the lion’s share of consumer spending in the pet specialty channel, it appears that independent pet store chains are gaining ground and PetSmart & Petco are going downward dog!
After all, brick and mortar pet stores are obviously retailers, and when you’re wondering how best to market your pet store and promote your pet supplies, it’s a good idea to see what’s trending, working, and succeeding in the rest of the industry.
Pet supply retailer Petland Discounts has become the latest victim of the collapse of brick-and-mortar retail. Management said it would need to close a large number of its stores. The retailer was founded in 1965.
SuperZoo, a pet retail trade show and conference produced by World Pet Association (WPA), has opened registration for the 2019 annual industry event. SuperZoo will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, August 20–22, with education sessions on August 19–22.
According to Michelson Found Animals, an animal welfare nonprofit organization, there are three major trends worth looking out for in the pet industry this coming year. The organization conducted a survey of over a thousand dog and cat owners and analyzed their findings. With the right planning, mindset, and marketing, independent pet stores can capitalize on all of them!