Training for Success with Pet Store Pro

 Learn more about this free resource for independent pet retailers and the latest enhancements to the program. In this 10-minute video, you will hear from Celeste Powers, President of the Pet Industry Distributors Association, on the latest improvements to the program, including new chapters and curriculum maps to make planning your employee training even easier! Watch the video.

New Curriculum Maps Make it Easy to Navigate Your Retailer Training Program 

Pet Store Pro recently added both an Associate and Manager Curriculum Map to help leaders design a program that is easy to follow. 

These new curriculum maps are easy to navigate using color-coded topics in a flow-chart pattern, starting with recommendations on where to start with the core courses that should be part of every training plan. Once you complete those basics, the map provides expanded information on additional courses to enhance your staff’s knowledge.

Navigate to these new curriculum maps from the home page, select “courses”, then select “Associate” or “Manager”.  Click on any of the courses to view a description of the course, including the estimated time it takes to complete the course and test.

Retailers & the Power of D

Distributors Provide In-Store Support, Logistics Support and Promotional Support to Pet Retailers

PIDA distributor members rely on healthy pet specialty stores as the direct link between products and consumers. In turn, independents in particular should take advantage of the essential support their distributors can provide to help them sell more and improve profitability. PIDA recently interviewed nine successful retailers in different regions of the U.S. about how to make the most of the distributor-retailer relationship. In the videos that follow their profiles below, those retailers share what distributors can bring to the table in terms of in-store, logistics and promotional support.. Learn more.

Free Webinars from Pet Store Pro & Global Pet Expo


Pet Store Pro regularly offers webinars through our partnership with Global Pet Expo. Featuring speakers from the Global Learning Series, these free webinars and other special events will deliver expert advice on all aspects of your business, including marketing, business development, inventory management, staff training and development, finance and visual merchandising. View Global Pet Expo Learning Series 2021 Sessions