What does it mean to be an independent retailer?  When do you become a chain as opposed to an independent?  When do you stop being small business?  Are you still considered an independent when you have 3, 5, 10 or 20 stores? Can you be considered an independent when you have more than 20 stores in 2 states?  The landscaped of single store independent owned pet supply stores is dwindling to be dominated by local own multi store companies.  The multi store owners just need to look where an independent is doing well to decide to put a store in the same area.  In the current economy they are able to siphon customers with their bulk buying; offering lower prices or similar pricing with a larger profit.  Please support your independent retailers we are all working hard to bring you the best quality products.  Shop local small business, we are usually supporting other small business.

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