Archive for November, 2010

Using Active Selling Techniques in Your Pet Store

Michael Dagne, owner of the 12-store chain, Moochie & Company, lives by the popular retail motto, “location, location, location.”  To that end, Moochie & Co. has purposely targeted malls in the Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky areas as the place to be when it comes to building stores.  While you do have to adhere to mall rules […]


Will Pet Service Businesses Survive the Recession?

According to statistics coming out of the Petailing Leadership Conference, total pet retail sales were down 5% in 2009 from 2008 when the recession officially began. That’s not to say the news was all doom and gloom. Pets are spreading to older households with adults 45, 55 and older (empty nest substitutes?), natural pet foods showed […]


Starting An Online Pet Business

Fresh from the Petailing Leadership conference in Las Vegas, we interviewed David Lummis. David is the senior pet market analyst for market research publisher Packaged Facts. He is also author of the monthly Market Outlook column in Pet Product News International, and a regular contributor of articles and market insight to other pet industry magazines […]