We are proud to announce the winners of the Fourth Annual Retailer Excellence Awards. The Awards Ceremony took place during the Show’s Pet Industry Breakfast on Thursday March 5, 2015. 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:
Odyssey Pets of Dallas, TX
Best Overall Single-Store Retailer: This award recognizes a single-store retailer for excelling in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.
Loyal Biscuit Co. of Rockland, Maine
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.
Kriser’s Natural Pet of Santa Monica, CA
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.
The Wet Spot Tropical Fish of Portland, OR
Best Live Animal Retailer: This award recognizes a retailer that excels in sales, promotion, display and knowledge of the dedicated live-animal category.
Ruff Life Pet Outfitters of Petoskey, MI
Merchandising Excellence: This award recognizes their outstanding creative techniques to promote sales and services.
Katie’s Pet Depot of North Brunswick, NJ
Multi-Service Excellence: This award recognizes their effective offering of a broad spectrum of services including grooming, training, boarding, etc.
Brookside Barkery & Bath of Kansas City, MO
Marketing Excellence: 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.
Two Bostons of Naperville, IL
Customer Service Excellence: This award recognizes an unmatched level of customer service, demonstrates familiarity with products and services, etc.
Planet Tails of Naples, FL
Store Design Excellence: This award honors excellence in overall store design including merchandising displays, store layout, curb appeal and more.
Barks, Bones & Biscuits Bakery of Mint Hill, NC
Community Service Excellence: 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.