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'Tis the season for sales, so prepare your inventory
Pet Product News
Holidays are a great time for pet owners to celebrate their dogs and cats. Manufacturers recognize the importance of commemorating these special days of the year, and they are providing retailers with an array of holiday goodies to stock this year.
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11 signs you don't have a strategy
Business 2 Community
"If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old" ― Peter F. Drucker A strategy is a plan of action to achieve a major aim and future result. It requires commitment, because making change is difficult.
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Xylitol now found in certain peanut and nut butters
dvm360.com
Xylitol, a natural sugar alcohol sweetener popular for its low glycemic index but known to cause hypoglycemia and hepatic necrosis in dogs, is now also found in several specialty peanut and nut butter brands. Nuts 'n More, Krush Nutrition and P-28 Foods all make peanut butter and nut-based spreads containing the ingredient. Though xylitol has been popping up in all kinds of foods and dental products in the last several years, peanut butter is a special concern.
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Study: Pets help diabetic kids
Newsmax
Having a pet can help older children better manage their diabetes by getting them to keep to a regular blood-testing schedule, according to a new study. Dr. Olga T. Gupta, an assistant professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, recruited 29 youngsters, ages 10 to 17, with Type 1 diabetes, to test the idea, The New York Times reports.
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Report: Retailers rank Facebook top social platform for customer acquisition
Retail Dive
A quarter of retailers rank Facebook as their top social media acquisition platform, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation, "The State of Retailing Online 2015: Marketing and Merchandising." Retailers are boosting their social media marketing budgets, with half spending more this year than last on paid Facebook options like promoted posts and paid ads.
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Brand yourself — or others will do it for you
Hank Boyer
Try this right now: Open up a Web browser and Google your name. Finished? What appears about you is what customers, employers, recruiters and prospects will see. It's your brand. Recruiters and employers are discovering people on social media they'd like to employ, while prospects and customers are discovering people on social media who can solve their problems.
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Merrick Pet Care enters purchase agreement by Nestle Purina
Pet Age
Merrick Pet Care has signed an agreement for Nestlé Purina PetCare Company to purchase the company from its private equity owner, Swander Pace Capital. Terms were not disclosed. "I believe Nestlé Purina is the right company to take what I along with others have built to the next level," said Garth Merrick, founder of Merrick at SuperZoo.
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Here's a step-by-step guide to taking your business online
Business Insider
It's not enough to have a charming store on a well-trafficked block anymore. Successful small-business owners need to think about their online presence, too. And if you don't have a website that can support online sales, you could be missing out on a huge potential audience.
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