Pet stores are thriving, and some retail experts think it's because they are catering to pet owners who treat their animals like family members, Joanna Felder, retail design expert, told CalgaryHerald.com.

Felder, who helped redesign the multimillion-dollar U.S. chain Petco, said the most successful stores are emphasizing education, social shopping, and fun in-store events and are also placing more focus on play by bringing training and grooming out of the backrooms and into the retail environment.

"We see opportunity for redefining a pet store from a house of brands to a branded house, where pet parents and their pets can experience all products and services through a place that focuses on education and customer services," Patrick Dalessandro, of retail design firm JGA, said in the story.

Read more about marketing.

Related Content

User Comments – Give us your opinion!
Products & Services

Tech-Rich Professional-Grade LCD | 46” NEC P462

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4703.png

4703/Tech-Rich-Professional-Grade-LCD-46-NEC-P462

Scala Advanced Analytics

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6169.png

6169/Scala-Advanced-Analytics

LG 72WS70MS-B

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6421.png

6421/LG-72WS70MS-B

LG 47LN541C

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6439.png

6439/LG-47LN541C

LG 47WL10MS-B

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6435.png

6435/LG-47WL10MS-B

Black Box Mini CAT5 VGA Extender Kit

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/3300.png

3300/Black-Box-Mini-CAT5-VGA-Extender-Kit

BulleT wireless secure card reader authenticator

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4296.png

4296/BulleT-wireless-secure-card-reader-authenticator

LG 42WS50MS-B

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6441.png

6441/LG-42WS50MS-B

Giant Foods Shopping Solutions Kiosk

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/giant.gif

151/Giant-Foods-Shopping-Solutions-Kiosk

Olea comPADre

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4327.png

4327/Olea-comPADre

Vend and PayPal White Paper
CONNECT 2014 Mobile Innovation Summit
Request Information From Suppliers
Save time looking for suppliers. Complete this form to submit a Request for Information to our entire network of partners.