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World Pet Association acquires Atlanta Pet Fair
Pet Business
The World Pet Association, which produces pet industry events like SuperZoo and Aquatic Experience – Chicago, has acquired the Atlanta Pet Fair. The Atlanta Pet Fair is the largest grooming industry event in the Southeast, offering a trade show and the largest grooming competition in the world.
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Top tips: Common social media mistakes and how to correct them
Real Business
The cloud, big data and collaboration are just some of the buzzwords many businesses either worry they don't know enough about or feel compelled to do. A few years ago social media would have been top of that list.
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Pet medication market opens up as retailers enter game
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pet medications, once the domain of veterinarians, are increasingly available at grocers, chain pharmacies, specialty pet stores and retailers such as Walmart and Target, all of which are finding the $7.6 billion-a-year pet-med market to be the cat's meow.
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Andis introduces the convenient, cordless ProClip Pulse Ion clipper. With a rechargeable lithium ion battery that enables up to two hours of clipping, and an adjustable detachable blade, it’s the ultimate tool for grooming on the go. Now also available in pink & purple. To get more information visit our website at www.andis.com.
 


Register today: Pet Industry's Top2Top Conference April 23-24
PIJAC
Join the conversation that will impact the future of your business and the industry for years to come at the Pet Industry's Top2Top Conference in Amelia Island, Fla., on April 23-24. The thought-provoking sessions address the issues facing the industry today.
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The changing landscape
Pet Business
The future certainly looks bright for the pet care industry. After 20 years of consistent growth, pet-related consumer spending continues to trend upward and seems poised to surpass the $70 billion mark by the year 2020.
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How celebrities help you sell more products
Pet Age
For more than 50 years, celebrities and personalities have endorsed different products. Why has it lasted for so long? Because it works, and it's something that as celebrities begin entering the pet industry with their own products, pet retailers should take advantage of.
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Share your knowledge
MultiBriefs
In an effort to enhance the overall content of the WPA Pet Industry Briefs, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of WPA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition upgrades Toolkit
Environmental Leader
The Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition released an upgrade to its Toolkit. The new features are accessible to all 60 members of the coalition and include an expanded resource center and introductory survey.
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