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Pet Stores on the Radio

As I write this article I am trying to pull my thoughts together about our Christmas marketing plans as well as some ideas for making my customers love us even more. For the first time in years, I am investing money in radio advertising. I’ve seen a lot of research that says radio has the […]

Posted in Marketing, Pets, Retail by Dave Ratner.

Dave’s Soda & Pet City introduces Pounds for Pounds program for area shelters

By The Republican Business Desk AGAWAM – All Dave’s Soda & Pet City locations , Agawam, Hadley, Ludlow Northampton, Springfield, Stafford Springs and Ware. Dave’s Soda & Pet City and Natura Pet Foods, is proud to introduce the Pounds for Pounds Program created to partner with four area shelters. For the month of April, every […]

Posted in Articles, Event Planning, Pets by Dave Ratner.

Not So Fast

As I was walking through one of my stores a couple of weeks ago, I noticed we were starting to get some Innova back on the shelf. I would say we were about 50 percent in stock. It so happened that I was leaving for California in a couple of days to call on retailers […]

Posted in Articles, Pets, Retail by Dave Ratner.

Voices of the Valley: Dave Ratner of Dave’s Soda & Pet Food City

By: The Republican With locations in Agawam, Springfield, Hadley, Northampton, Ware and Stafford Springs, CT., I opened the store in Ludlow at the beginning of April. Big Y is my landord and we are now in five of their shopping centers. It works out well for both of us. We are both interested in attracting […]

Posted in Articles, Pets, Retail by Dave Ratner.

When wishes come true

Kibbles and bits By The Republican Newsroom David A. Ratner – There is no such thing as a free lunch, unless perhaps it’s kibble. Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno gave a plug to David A. Ratner, the owner of the Dave’s Soda and Pet City stores, during a recent ceremony welcoming a new dog to […]

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Dave’s Soda & Pet City drops bid for veterinary clinic in Agawam, for now

By JIM DANKO jdanko@repub.com AGAWAM – Although Dave A. Ratner has dropped his bid to open a veterinary clinic in his store on Springfield Street, he said that he may reconsider in the future. Ratner, the owner of Dave’s Soda & Pet City, told the City Council last week that the veterinarian slated for the […]

Posted in Articles, Pets by Dave Ratner.

Pet products store includes a cat adoption center

By DAVID BERGENGREN dbergengren@repub.com AGAWAM – The new Dave’s Soda & Pet City at 151 Springfield St. is home to hundreds of birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, snakes and fish, but perhaps its special habitat is an adoption center for homeless cats. “No one else in Western Massachusetts does this,” owner David A. Ratner said […]

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