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Articles In 'Pet Stores'

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Pet Stores

The Challenge When creating shelving for pet stores, it can be tempting to stick to plain, functional gondolas and counters. But what if you want to get a little more creative with your shelving, but still maintain functionality? That was the challenge posed to Handy Store Fixtures. An owner of a pet store wanted us to create something a little more interesting than just a simple display unit to hold their “Biscuit Buffet,” an array of dog treats that could be selected individually. Their reques... read more.

  • December 13, 2016

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Pet Stores

If you currently own or are thinking about opening a pet store, now is a great time to be involved with the industry. According to the American Pet Products Association, the total U.S. pet industry expenditures expected for the year 2015 are $60.59 billion. A report by Clarice Brough lets us know that over the next 5 years, pet operations are projected to maintain strong growth, with the number of households owing pets expected to continue increasing. Specialty pet stores have been growing the fastest of al... read more.

  • August 28, 2015

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Pet Stores

Pet store ownership can be a very lucrative business endeavor. According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent more than $50 billion on their cats, dogs, and other companion animals in 2012. They also report that the number of owned dogs in this year was 83.3 million and cats were at 95.6 million. People love their pets, and they love to pamper them. Whether it’s spending a fortune on a plush new dog bed, grooming services, or the highest quality pet food, people are willing to cou... read more.

  • May 29, 2015

By Steve Di Orio, Posted in Pet Stores

The items sold in a pet store range from very small to very large, light to heavy. Properly planning for the necessary pet store shelves involves looking into a wide range of options to accommodate all of these products. You will require everything from heavy duty shelving to hold large bags of dog food to small hooks to display collars and cat toys. Aquariums filled with fish and amphibians must be securely displayed as well, and all of this while being easy to shop and convenient for customers. Some of th... read more.

  • October 24, 2014