Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Pet Economy

BusinessWeek dedicates its August cover story to Americans' spending spree on pets. The article has lots of great pet industry statistics. For instance half of all dog owners consider the pet's comfort when buying a car.

The Pet Economy, by Diane Brady and Christopher Palmeri, BusinessWeek, August 6 2007.

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Petco Expands Services Offerings

Petco announced a partnership with today, adding in-home pet sitting services to its lineup. While PetSmart (NASDAQ:PETM) focuses on bringing the customer to the store for daycare and PetsHotels, where they subsequently load up on high-margin tennis balls and the like, Petco is going in the other direction, extending its reach directly into the consumer's home. Here's the press release.

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