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National Retail Federation's Ellen Davis outlines reasons for holiday cheer on CNBC
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The air is crisp and there's even snow on the ground in a few parts of the country. Fall festivals and pumpkins are just about everywhere. Yes, it's October, which means it's time to think about...Christmas? While retailers are already gearing up for the holiday season this month, they're not the only ones: in fact, almost 40 percent of Americans plan to start their holiday shopping before Halloween. More

10 things that good bosses do
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Bosses aren't usually aware that they are bad bosses. The fact is that nobody wants to believe they're the problem. Nevertheless, there's a bell curve for all things involving people, which means there are few really bad bosses, few really good bosses, and most fall somewhere in the middle. So if you really want to up your management game, maybe even vault into the executive or ownership ranks someday, you'd better start doing at least a few of these 10 things that good bosses do. More

The future of wired retail
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With tough economic times, consumers have become much more frugal with their spending. Because of this, shoppers are becoming much more educated and informed about products, shopping on a need rather than want basis. To keep up with this changing face of retail, companies must embrace the new shopper. Today's customers are more technologically savvy, knowledgeable, mobile, time-starved and financially challenged. More

Four common website mistakes and how to avoid them
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Ask your target demographic what it thinks about your website's usability, programming and design, and you're bound to receive a variety of responses. These can range from "looks good to me," to "I didn't find what I was looking for," or "I think it sucks." Everyone has an opinion. A more likely scenario is that you've never taken the time to ask your customers what they think about your website. More

The Twitter effect
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What's in a name? If it happens to be Twitter, the answer is roughly $1.1 billion. In just four years, Twitter has gone from birdsong to the most used word in the English language, according to Global Language Monitor data for 2009. Clearly, what you call your business — or product — makes a difference. 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.

Pet Care Trust helps hospice patients keep bonds with their pets
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The Pet Care Trust was pleased to award a supporting grant of $1,000 to the Pet Peace of Mind Program in January 2010 to help enable the program to meet the needs of hospice patients' pets. The program embodies the spirit of the Pet Care Trust's mission, which includes promoting humane and responsible care and treatment of companion animals, highlighting the important role of responsible companion ownership in society, and supporting the human-animal bond. More

FDA issues letter clarifying GRAS labels on animal food substances
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a letter to clarify the marketing of a substance as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in animal food. A substance marketed as GRAS is not subject to premarket review or approval by FDA, the letter explains. This marketing is done at the company's own risk, however the substance and firm are subject to FDA enforcement action if the agency determines a substance is not GRAS. More

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New report focuses on diabetes in dogs, cats
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The State of Diabetes report, launched in correspondence with November's National Diabetes Awareness Month, is intended to provide background on diabetes in dogs and cats as well as strategies on how veterinarians and veterinary technicians can address risk factors and provide effective management. More

Nestlé reports growth in pet care division
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Switzerland-based food giant Nestlé has reported pet care division sales at about $9.871 billion for the first nine months of 2010, compared to $9.819 billion during the same time period a year ago. The Vevey, Switzerland-based company cited the recent acquisition of Waggin' Train, an Anderson, S.C.-based pet treat marketer, as a period highlight. As part of the deal, Waggin' Train became a wholly-owned subsidiary of St. Louis-based Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. More

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