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Branding your pet business for a competitive edge
By Clarice Brough
Your business brand brings customers in and helps bring them back. Pet businesses, both large and small, are scrambling for a competitive edge. Everybody needs to create the best possible perception about who they are in the minds of the consumer for a profitable business. The term "brand" can cause confusion. People's first impression is often the logo or image of a company that is used on signage, business cards and letterheads. But a brand goes much further than a "visual identity," it is the personality of a company or service.
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Free report: Alternatives to Antibiotics in Food Production Animals
SupplySide Animal Nutrition Insights
The recently issued FDA guidance has added more fuel to an already burning debate about the practices and long-term human consequences of antibiotic use in livestock. Are natural ingredients a viable solution? Learn more in this free report.
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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.
 


The manufacturer, blogger, retailer connection
Pet Age
BlogPaws, a social media conference for the pet industry, kicked off at The Westin in Lake Las Vegas by welcoming hundreds of pet professionals, including bloggers, manufacturers, retailers and journalists for three days of learning, networking and education.
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You can grow your business with this 3-step marketing formula
The Huffington Post
Julie Niehoff writes, "After you get the basic premise of what marketing really is, there isn't that much to it. Sincere apologies to my many colleagues with four- and eight-year degrees on the subject. I'm not saying there are not finer points to it — there are. But at its core, when you really break it down, marketing for a small business or a nonprofit organization can also be very simple."
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Growing pet DNA industry identifies poop offenders
The Kansas City Star
As winter turned to spring at the Wau-Lin-Cree Apartments, the dog piles revealed themselves, lumps of unscooped doo just waiting to greet the sole of a sneaker. Enough tenants complained to spur property manager Karen Peevy to action. A dog's DNA doesn't lie. With this in mind, Peevy turned to the Internet to confirm that, indeed, CSI-style forensics could match a mound of poop to the critter that deposited it.
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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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Google to the rescue?
Pet Business
Pet store owners have been doing a lot of hand-wringing over the past several years as they've watched Amazon.com grow its market share in a variety of consumer products categories, wondering when the online mega-retailer will perfect the practice of affordable, same-day delivery of pet food. Cracking this code has long been considered to be the inevitable watershed moment when Internet sales — presumably led by Amazon.com — would start posing a significant threat to pet specialty stores across the country. Much to pet retailers' dismay, that day is quickly approaching as Amazon.com has continued to expand its same-day delivery service under AmazonFresh.
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Up Country uses 30th anniversary to introduce new products, campaign
Pet Product News
Alice Nichols, founder of Up Country, which designs, makes and sells pet accessories, including collars, leashes, harnesses, toys and pet beds, could quietly mark her 30 years in business by resting on her laurels. But that doesn't seem to be her style.
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