Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 23, 2014
Pet Product News International, the leading monthly trade news magazine covering the issues and trends affecting all sectors of the professional pet industry, today announced at Super Zoo in Las Vegas that it has named pet lifestyle retailer Pussy & Pooch as the recipient of its 2014-2015 Retailer of the Year Outstanding Destination & Lifestyle Concept Award.
The magazine will profile the award-winning retailer in its October 2014 edition. The overall winner and the 11 special recognition winners are each given a seat on the Pet Product News International Retail Advisory Board as part of the award program.
With locations in Downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach and Beverly Hills, Pussy & Pooch is dedicated to modern pets and their people, featuring design-forward products, services, and everyday essentials with a focus on healthy nutrition and green living for your active pet lifestyle. Created by husband and wife petrepreneurial team, Janene Zakrajsek and Rob Gaudio, Pussy & Pooch features innovative nuances such as its one-of-a-kind Pawbar in-store pet café, gourmet Meat Market, pet bakery*, store-within-store pop-up shops*, the best in eco-friendly pet essentials and chic accessories in the Pethouse Boutique, full-service grooming and spa treatments in the Bathhouse, as well as a holistic Wellness Center*, canine Training Lab* and Social Club*, and much more.
The Retailer of the Year Awards were created more than 20 years ago to recognize retail excellence in the pet industry. Candidates are initially selected from applications distributed to retailers via the magazine, PetProductNews.com and trade shows. Retailers are then reviewed and evaluated by members of Pet Product News International’s award panel on such criteria as promotion of companion animals, involvement with professional and service organizations, innovative promotion, effective strategies in the marketplace, community and industry impact and employee training practices. The Retailer of the Year contest is sponsored this year by World Pet Association (WPA), the oldest pet industry trade association and organizer of the annual SuperZoo trade show.
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About Pet Product News International
Pet Product News International (PetProductNews.com) is the leading business news magazine covering the issues and trends affecting all sectors of the professional pet industry, including—but not limited to—retailers, manufacturers, distributors and trade associations. Pet Product News International is published by Macfadden Communications Group LLC.
About Pussy & Pooch
Named “Best in Store Design 2014” by Global Pet Expo and Pet Business Media, “Readers Choice Best of LA 2013” by LA Weekly, and “Outstanding Companion Animal Promotion Award 2012/2013” by Pet Product News Retailer of the Year program, Pussy & Pooch is the ultimate pet lifestyle destination for pets and their people. With locations in downtown Los Angeles, Belmont Shore, downtown Long Beach and Beverly Hills, CA, Pussy & Pooch features moderately priced high quality products, services, and everyday essentials with a focus on healthy nutrition and green living for pets. Dedicated to its local communities, Pussy & Pooch regularly hosts Mutt Mingles, Meow Mingles, Pet Adoptions, Pet-centric Charity Events, Pet Nutritional Guidance and more. Follow Pussy & Pooch on Twitter @pussyandpooch, Instagram @pussandpooch, and Facebook.com/pussyandpooch.
*Available at the Pussy & Pooch Pet Lifestyle Center in Beverly Hills