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Opinion: Retailers need to wake up to 'tender steering'
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A process called "tender steering" is new to most retailers. It means that a retailer can provide incentives to customers to use a particular type of card to pay. This method could give retailers the power to drive interchange rates down by driving customers to some types of cards and away from others. You might think that after half a century of having little or no control over the fees they pay to accept card payments, retailers would be demanding that all mobile commerce products and NFC-enabled systems support tender steering. They are not. More

Don't ignore the easiest place to find customers
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It can be easy for business owners to ignore their existing customers. After all, you've already won them, right? Not necessarily. Even current customers can become prospects again because the minute they complete a purchase, you'll want to lasso another. Of course, keeping up a constant stream of marketing communications can be daunting. But if the enticement of boosting sales isn't enough, it should be some comfort to know that getting shoppers to come back is almost always an easier — and cheaper — proposition. More

Are leaders made or born?
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Are leaders born? Or can they be made? A new study that looks at the brainwaves of various individuals seems to find evidence that charismatic leadership has a physical manifestation in the brain. But it may be possible to teach people how to change their brain activity in ways that may make them more inspirational to others. More

Boyd Enterprises announces New Mini Chemi-Pure Elite for Nano Tanks!

Good thing now come in small packages. All-in-one filter media is now available for your nano tank! Same quality and formula as our larger containers. Treats up to 10 gallons.

How to change your management style
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Assessing your organization's management style and determining its time for a change is not easy. If you're new, you have a chance to redefine the way the business was run. But not all managers have that luxury and sometimes need to change styles in their existing role. More

The real test of employee engagement
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We hear all the time about employee engagement and how it's measured. Terms like "discretionary mindshare," "active engagement" and others get bandied about like they actually mean something. Finally, though, there's a simple metric that reveals what employers and employees alike need to know. More


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Important: Recall of dog treats in 14 states
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In order to prevent any further effects, this announcement of a dog treat recall is being made. The product being recalled is Pig Ears for Pet Treats, announced by Keys Manufacturing Company of Paris, Illinois. The announcement of the recall is due to a Missouri dog handler reporting an illness that is believed to be linked to this product. The probable contaminant in these dog treats is Salmonella. More

Hill's calls on owners of paunchy pets to take Million Pound Pledge
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Hill's Pet Nutrition of Topeka, Kan., and Alison Sweeney, host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, have launched an initiative aimed at helping pudgy pets shed pounds. The Science Diet Million Pound Pledge invites owners of overweight or obese cats and dogs to visit and pledge to help their pet lose weight. More

Pet insurance surges as vet costs rise    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pet health insurance has been available in the United States for nearly 30 years, but expanded veterinary treatments and changing attitudes toward the family pet has bolstered the number of policies over the past decade, even during the economic downturn. "The humanization of pets is driving it, as people are more likely to treat pets as four-legged members of their family," said Grant Biniasz, a spokesperson for VPI Pet Insurance based in Brea, Calif., the largest pet insurance provider in the nation. More

Global analysis looks at consumers' most trusted pet info channels
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"The Pet Market," an analysis by Adem Lab of Parma University, looks at the global market for pet food and pet products, as well as how consumers access information on pet ownership and care through different retail channels. A 2010 survey from AISAD, an Italian pet association, looked at the most trusted places for consumers to gain information on matters related to pet ownership. The survey found specialty stores to be the most trusted for advice on pet care, hygiene, nutrition and dog registration. More

E.T. Horn executive receives distinguished alumni award from California Polytechnic University
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The E.T. Horn Company, a leading national distributor, supplier, marketer, and manufacturer of specialty ingredients, has announced that Lisa Alley-Zarkades, vice president of the company's Animal Wellness Group, has received the 2011 College of Agriculture Distinguished Alumni Award. Presented by California Polytechnic University, Pomona, the award was created to honor alumni who have attained success professionally and through their personal involvement within their community and university. More
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