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Putting romance back into retail
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Retailing has changed more in the last 3 years than in the past 3 decades. Actually, it is the consumers who have changed. They are shopping 24/7/365 anywhere they choose, and they are broadcasting their experiences in social media to everyone they know. In many ways retailers are still trying to play catch-up to a consumer centric world. The best consumer brands and retailers are finding ways to romance consumers with more ways to fall in love with products they try out while they are in the store. More



Find qualified hires for your small business
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According to a recent study by The Wall Street Journal and Vistage International, most small business owners can't find anyone to hire. That's hard to believe in today's economy, with millions of workers still unemployed. But as of last month, 31 percent of the small business owners and CEOs polled said they had jobs they couldn't fill because they couldn't find qualified workers. More

Are you hearing enough complaints?
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To maximize your own business success, and to keep your customers as loyal as possible, you need to ensure that you are able to address more and more complaints. It might sound perverse, but the more complaints you discover, the more opportunities you have to build your business. More

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Rival bills tackle seat restraints for New Jersey pets
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A cat-and-dog fight has broken out among state legislators over the issue of driving with pets. A North Jersey assemblywoman last week proposed a bill that would require pets be restrained in moving vehicles. But nine other Assembly members, including one from South Jersey, are pushing a rival measure that would let Fido run free. Behind both bills is a furor sparked by a press conference held earlier this year by the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. More

Los Angeles puts forth retail pet sale ban
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The City of Los Angeles has issued a proposed ordinance banning the retail sale of any live dog, cat or rabbit within city limits. The City Council asked the City Attorney to draft a proposed retail pet sale ban ordinance in April 2012. With language of the proposal surfacing, the ban is set to be considered by the Council's Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee on Tuesday, Aug. 21. If the proposal is passed out of committee it could go before the entire City Council as early as next week for a vote. More

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Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up
The Associated Press via North Country Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Like any true celebrity, Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier from "The Artist" and "Water for Elephants," puts in his time on the treadmill. At 10, Uggie doesn't do a heavy workout, just a light trot and walking, said owner-trainer Omar Von Muller of Los Angeles. But Von Muller bought Uggie a DogPacer for those times when he can't go out because of weather, work or paparazzi. More

American Humane survey setermines why some don't own pets
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The cost of pet ownership, a lack of time to care for a cat or dog, and grief over an animal's death are among the main reasons people don’t have pets, according to the first phase of an American Humane Association survey. The association's Animal Welfare Research Institute in Washington, D.C., which is conducting the ongoing study, also found a strong dislike for cats among more than one-third of people who do not own pets. More
 


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