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Protecting your company's good name
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While most people believe it was an iceberg that caused the Titanic to sink, recent research tells us that in fact, it was a series of bad decisions by the shipbuilder. These decisions led to substandard parts failing when the Titanic hit the iceberg, resulting in the ship's demise. Today, companies have robust risk prevention systems to avoid these kinds of corporate "shipwrecks," but unfortunately, most managers and employees don't follow them. More

20 ideas worth stealing
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Creativity is a hallmark of the retail industry, and retailers have continued to demonstrate just how inventive, resourceful and imaginative they are over the last 18 months – no small feat given the financial challenges experienced by businesses and consumers alike. Consider the following a retail survival kit for 2010. More

Four ways to get online shoppers to contribute reviews
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Virtually all major online retail sites, and many minor ones, give shoppers the ability to add their own reviews of products. The trend that once gave brand managers and marketing executives stomachaches is now pervasive, and becoming more important with each passing day: According to a recent Nielsen study, 70 percent of shoppers said they trust consumer opinions posted on retail web sites. More

Pet Store Pro® announces contest winner
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Pet Store Pro®, the online training program for pet retailers, has announced the winner of its contest to win a free trip to Global Pet Expo 2010. Spot's Spot, a pet boutique in Philadelphia, won by becoming the 1,000th store registered with Pet Store Pro. Store owner Colleen Glover received two, free, all-access passes to education seminars at the Global Pet Expo, March 25-27, in Orlando, Fla., along with coach airfare and three nights of hotel accommodations. More

Montana proposes hermit crabs, two frogs as noncontrolled species
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The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission has announced that it will hold a public hearing on Jan. 14, 2010, at 6 p.m., to discuss amending current rules by adding three species of exotic wildlife, including hermit crabs, to the list of noncontrolled species. At the aforementioned hearing, the Commission will discuss a proposed rulemaking that would amend the exotic wildlife list of noncontrolled species to include the Eritrea clawed frog, Cameroon volcano frog and the Terrestrial hermit crab. More

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Pet Bird Cage Questions
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This article covers the top 10 questions new bird owners ask - or should ask - and provides answers. A useful resource for retail sales people and bird cage manufacturers alike. More

Top 10 human medications poisonous to pets revealed
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The Pet Poison Helpline offers tips for the prevention of pet poisoning caused by human medications. Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC, associate director of veterinary services at the helpline, said as far as animal poisonings go, "they are unfortunately very, very common." The 24-hour helpline is available throughout North America for veterinary professionals and pet owners who need help treating a potentially poisoned pet. More

Under the microscope: Salmonella control
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Whether you are an ingredient supplier or a finished petfood manufacturer, evaluation at each and every stop along your process, especially in the form of a biomap, is key in the elimination of Salmonella. Salmonella is often considered an indicator organism for post lethality contamination in pet products but look at all of your processes and not just the steps that are after lethality for Salmonella control. More
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