Winners of the 6th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards announced at Global Pet Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL
Global Pet Expo Officials are proud to announce the winners of the Sixth Annual Global Pet Expo Retailer Excellence Awards. The Awards Ceremony took place at the Show’s Pet Industry Breakfast, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center.
“We had an impressive group of submissions this year and are proud of all the participating companies’ contributions and dedication to the pet industry,” said APPA Executive Vice President & COO Andrew Darmohraj. “These recipients set the standard for excellence across the country and play an important role in the growth and success of our industry.”
The Retailer Excellence Awards are designed to honor outstanding independent pet stores in a variety of categories. The following retailers received designated awards in each of the 10 different categories:
1. Paw’s Natural Pet Emporium of Richland, WA
Best Overall Single-Store Retailer: This award recognizes a single-store retailer for excelling in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.
2. Yarn & Bone Pet Supply Co. of Camden, DE
Best Overall Retailer (2 – 10 stores): This award recognizes multi-unit retailers with less than 10 stores for excelling in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.
3. CountryMax Stores of Victor, NY
Best Overall Retailer (10 or more stores): This award recognizes multi-unit retailers with more than 10 stores for excelling in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.
4. Most Valuable Pets, Inc. of Nicholasville, KY
Best Live Animal Retailer: This award recognizes a retailer that excels in sales, promotion, display and knowledge of the dedicated live-animal category.
5. Pet Pantry Warehouse of Rye, NY
Best Merchandising: This award recognizes their outstanding creative techniques to promote sales and services.
6. The Green K9 of Mount Dora, FL
Multi-Service Excellence: This award recognizes their effective offering of a broad spectrum of services including grooming, training, boarding, etc.
7. Bark Out Loud Doggie Boutique & Café of Mansfield, TXB
Best Marketing: This award honors effective execution in sales and promotional techniques to increase sales and customers including the use of advertising, public relations, social media and more.
8. Natural Pet Enrichment Center of North Royalton, OH
Best Customer Service: This award recognizes an unmatched level of customer service, demonstrates familiarity with products and services, etc.
9. Pet Express of Saugus, MA
Best Store Design: This award honors excellence in overall store design including merchandising displays, store layout, curb appeal and more.
10. Petsway of Springfield, MO
Best Community Service: This honor recognizes fellowship, integrity and a clear demonstration that the store is committed to giving back to the community.
Entries were judged by a committee consisting of Global Pet Expo and Pet Business Media staff members. For more information about the Show, please visit www.globalpetexpo.org.