Pet Business Media and Global Pet Expo officials are now accepting nominations for the third-annual Global Pet Expo Retailer Excellence Awards.
The 2013 Retailer Excellence Award winners at Global Pet Expo. Photo courtesy of The Photo Group.
The awards honor outstanding independent pet stores in a variety of categories. Awards will be given to one independent pet specialty retailer in each of the following categories:
Best Overall Single-Store Retailer: Recognizes a single-store retailer that excels in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.
Best Overall Multi-Unit Retailer (two -10 stores) and Best Over Multi-Unit Retailer (10 or more stores): These two awards recognize multi-unit retailers with between two and 10 stores and 10 or more stores that excel in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.
Best Live-Animal Specialty Store: Recognizes a retailer that excels in sales, promotion, display, concern and knowledge of a dedicated live-animal category.
Merchandising Excellence Award: Recognizes a retailer that demonstrates outstanding creative techniques to promote sales and services.
Multi-Service Excellence Award: Recognizes a retailer that effectively offers a broad spectrum of services including grooming, training, boarding, etc.
Marketing Excellence Award: Honors a retailer that effectively executes sales and promotional techniques to increase sales and customers including the use of advertising, public relations, social media and more.
Customer Service Excellence Award: Recognizes a retailer that provides an unmatched level of customer service, demonstrates familiarity with products and services, etc.
Excellence in Store Design Award: Honors a retailer that demonstrates excellence in overall store design including merchandising displays, store layout, curb appeal and more.
Community Service Award: Recognizes a retailer that demonstrates fellowship, integrity and a clear demonstration that the store is committed to giving back to the community.
Nominations will be accepted from manufacturers, retailers, sales/marketing reps and distributors until January 31, 2014. A copy of the nomination form can be downloaded here, and submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax, 646-674-0102. Entries will be judged by a committee consisting of Global Pet Expo and Pet Business Media staff members, as well as a panel of select retailers.
For more information about the Global Pet Expo, visit globalpetexpo.org.