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PPN Names 2019-2020 Retailer of the Year Award Winners


Pet Product News editors Jennifer Boncy and Lindsey Wojcik, Retailer of the Year Trace Menchaca with husband Mike and WPA president Jacinthe Moreau

Pet Product News (PPN) honored outstanding pet specialty retailers, groomers and service providers with its annual Retailer of the Year Awards on Aug. 20 at the New Products Showcase stage during the SuperZoo tradeshow. 

Pet Product News received dozens of applications from U.S. businesses—retail stores and service providers—that showed pride in their operations and wanted to share with PPN the many innovative, clever and productive ways they support and serve their clients and their pets.

PPN’s editors selected one standout store as its Retailer of the Year: Flying M Feed Co. in Houston. The pet supply store won the 2018-2019 Concept & Innovation Award and managed to top itself this year, snagging the top honor.

An additional 11 stores join Flying M Feed Co. as special honorees in this year’s Retailer of the Year Awards. These stores have earned awards for their business achievements in a variety of categories. 

In the coming months, PPN will feature profiles of the winners in each issue of the magazine. The winners are:  

Retailer of the Year
Flying M Feed Co. in Houston

Events & Customer Engagement 
The Natural Pet Enrichment Center in North Royalton, Ohio 

Concept & Innovation 
Just Dog People in Garner, N.C.

Grooming Guru 
Puff & Fluff in Phoenix, which has five locations

Industry Champion
Most Valuable Pets in Lexington, Ky.

Independent Spirit
Teca Tu in Santa Fe, N.M. 

NorthPoint Pets & Co. in Cheshire, Conn. 

Rescue Partner and Community Involvement
Mounds Pet Food Warehouse, which has five locations in Wisconsin  

Stellar Staff
Loyal Biscuit Co., which has five locations in Maine 

Animal Connection in Charlottesville, Va.

Long-term Retail Success
Pet Food Depot, which has two stores in Phoenix  

One to Watch
Paw Depot of Boca Raton, Fla.

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