7 Must-Subscribe Pet Industry Trade Magazines
What’s one of the best ways for a pet business owner to stay current on the latest news and trends in the pet industry?
Pet industry trade magazines!
No matter your pet niche, you have many options for pet industry publications to check out and subscribe to. While some may be more catered to your area of expertise, many cover various niches within the pet industry and can help you stay on track with news, recalls, legislation, marketing best practices, and so much more.
So, where to start? Right here.
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Here are seven pet industry trade magazines to check out if you’re an independent pet business owner:
Pets+ is an all-inclusive pet industry library of information that keeps growing alongside the booming pet industry. They’ll keep you in the know about pet industry news, trade shows, products, tips, trends, and ongoing education.
They also highlight independent pet businesses that are making BIG splashes! For example, every year, they host the “America’s Coolest” Contest. You can enter your pet business to be featured as one of the “coolest” retailers or service providers and see your business name (with photos) featured! There’s still time to enter for 2023.
Pet Business is named accordingly… it’s one of the most trusted resources for pet businesses!
Pet Business has something for every niche within the pet industry and will help you to enhance your business offerings in creative ways. Not only will you find the latest industry news, trends, and marketing tactics, but they keep important conversations flowing by offering viewpoints from industry professionals.
Pet Age has been a trusted source for pet business owners since 1967. They publish articles about the latest and greatest pet products, marketing your pet business, business management, legislation news, and more! Their content is heavily focused on pet retail, but you’ll also find some information and resources relevant to pet service providers– like trainers and pet sitters.
Pet Product News
Pet Product News does NOT miss a beat when it comes to covering retail-focused news within the pet industry. As an independent pet retailer, knowing what’s happening with manufacturers, and even big box stores, is crucial. You always need to be ready to pivot and make decisions
Groomer to Groomer
Published by Barkleigh Productions Inc., Groomer to Groomer is a highly respected and trusted publication within the pet industry. If you want to learn about new grooming products and equipment, best grooming business practices, grooming tips, marketing, and more, then this is one you should definitely check it out!
Plus, have you ever attended Barkleigh Productions Inc.’s Groom Expo? You can find a calendar of events on their website to find out when the Groom Expo will be in a town near you!
Pet Boarding & Daycare Magazine
Barkleigh Productions Inc. has had so much success with their Groomer to Groomer publication that they also launched a pet boarding and daycare magazine to support even more pet industry professionals! If you own and operate a pet boarding facility and/or daycare, this is one to add to your “subscribe” list!
You’ll find helpful resources tailored to pet boarding and daycare services, and yes– they host an Expo for you too! Check out where and when on their website, and browse through their back issues for an endless supply of helpful information.
Pet Food Industry
If you are an independent pet business that sells pet food, this publication is a MUST-subscribe. Keeping up with the latest news and trends in pet food can get exhausting. Pet Food Industry tracks changes in sustainability, manufacturing, nutrition, and more, ensuring you only offer the best quality to your customers.
Want to connect further with these pet industry trade publications? If you’re headed to the upcoming Global Pet Expo, you can do that in person! To make sure you maximize your time and get a chance to explore every booth on your list, check out this Boss Your Business podcast episode titled, “Top 10 Tips for Maximizing Your Time at Pet Industry Trade Shows.”
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