Global Pet Expo and Pet Business are proud to announce the winners of the Fifth Annual Retailer Excellence Awards. The Awards Ceremony took place during the Show’s Pet Industry Breakfast on Thursday March 17, 2016. 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:
All Pets Considered of Greensboro, NC
Best Overall Single-Store Retailer: This award recognizes a single-store retailer for excelling in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.
TailSpin of Savannah, GA
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.
Natural Pawz of Houston & Austin, TX
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.
Pet Express of Boston, MA
Best Live Animal Retailer: This award recognizes a retailer that excels in sales, promotion, display and knowledge of the dedicated live-animal category.
Gorge Dog of Hood River, OR
Merchandising Excellence: This award recognizes their outstanding creative techniques to promote sales and services.
Woof Gang Bakery of Orlando, FL
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.
Blackbird’s Bowl of St. Morris, IL
Customer Service Excellence: This award recognizes an unmatched level of customer service, demonstrates familiarity with products and services, etc.
Healthy Pet Products of Pittsburgh, PA
Store Design Excellence: This award honors excellence in overall store design including merchandising displays, store layout, curb appeal and more.
Pet Things of Douglasville, GA
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.