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 WWPIA Pet Industry Briefs
March 24, 2009
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The Ultimate Business Tune Up For Times Like These
from Inc.
In a tough economy with credit extremely tight, big investments are not an option for most companies. Yet no business can afford to stand still. Inc. asked their favorite entrepreneurs for the tips and tricks they have used to pilot their businesses through difficult times. The result: 23 things you can do right now to energize your employees, wow your customers, and get your business back on track. More

2009: Keep More Cash
from Fortune Small Business
When your accountant prepares your business tax, you may feel a bit like Bill Murray's character in Groundhog Day, only this time forced to relive the indignities of 2008 again and again. Yes, last year was a bummer for many American entrepreneurs. But like Murray's cynical weatherman, you have an opportunity to improve upon the past. With smart tax moves, you may be able to recover some of the money you lost in a bruising 2008. More

How to Build a Profitable Power Product Display
from Just About Everything A Retail Manager Needs To Know
The key to successful retailing is being consistent in your relay merchandising and entrepreneurial in your displays. The power displays is the most important display in your store as it sets the image for the whole store, plus it should be the most profitable square metre of retail space of your whole floor space. Power spots need to be planned and managed and a few pointers will maximise the return of your investment. More

   Product Showcase:
   Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health

Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health, nutritionally enhanced daily diet, meets the highest quality, nutritional standards of veterinarians, breeders & other pet experts. Contains DHA Omega-3, which supports heart, brain & visual functions, prebiotics & probiotics, natural ingredients that aid in digestive health & natural antioxidants, for general health and immune support. More info

10 Things the IRS Won’t Tell You
from Smart Money
If you think your taxes were complicated last year, just wait till you try to sort out the trials and tribulations of 2008. Here's what you need to know. More

Little Pets, Distinct Appetites
from Pet Product News
Biological makeup, social influences and geographic location all affect which foods a person eats. This dietary uniqueness extends to small-mammal species, each of which has different food requirements. Displays of these different foods, as well as having ready information available to customers, promote sales of small-animal diets. More

PIJAC Pet Alert: Illinois
from PIJAC
House Bill 198 and Senate Bill 53, companion bills that would establish licensing requirements, have both been passed out of committee and are on the floor of their respective houses of origin in Illinois. What this means is that the legislation could become law without another hearing. HB 198 would impose comprehensive new requirements and restrictions on pet breeders and pet stores, including a ban on ownership of more than 20 adult dogs for breeders. More

Tyson Foods, Freshpet Team Up On Refrigerated Pet Food
from The Associated Press via Forbes
Tyson Foods Inc., the world's largest meat producer, and Freshpet said Tuesday that they have teamed up on new refrigerated fresh pet food offerings. The companies said their strategic alliance stems from the current state of the $17 billion pet food industry, as owners' pet food safety concerns have increased - sparked by a 2007 incident where melamine was found in pet food exported from China. More

Petcetera Begins Massive Sell-Off
from The Nanaimo Daily News
British Columbia based chain Petcetera is launching a national going-out-of-business sale today. The retailer, once named one of Canada's hottest startups, announced recently that it has filed for creditor protection, launching a 60-day inventory sale to generate cash flow. More


Symbol Name Last Change
ALO ALPHARMA, Inc. 36.94   0.00%
CENT Central Garden and Pet Co 7.62   0.53%
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. 51.16   0.72%
CLX Clorox Company 51.10   1.65%
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company 58.96   1.59%
DLM Del Monte Foods Company 7.70   0.41%
IAX International Absorbents, Inc. 2.24   0.04%
JAKK Jakks Pacific, Inc. 12.34   0.49%
KFT Kraft Foods, Inc. 22.94   1.09%
ODC Oil-Dri Corporation of America 14.30   0.01%
OPCO OurPet's Company 0.00   0.0%
PECD Pet Ecology Brands, Inc. 0.00   0.0%
PETS PetMed Express, Inc. 15.80   0.65%
PETM Petsmart, Inc. 20.23   0.05%
PFE Pfizer, Inc. 13.91   0.28%
PG Proctor & Gamble Company 47.46   1.87%
SGP Schering-Plough Corporation 24.00   0.34%
SPC Spectrum Brands, Inc. 0.00   0.00%
WOOF VCA Antech, Inc. 21.37   0.90%

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