One of our customers, Colonial Construction, recognized Freddie C., a driver for Central Garden & Pet in VA for the past 15 years, during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (September 8-14). Said Colonial Construction of Freddie C., "There's no mistaking who and what's on board when this truck rolls in. Our friend, Freddie, has been delivering seed from Pennington Seed for many years. He's reliable, quick with a joke and a trusted driver. We appreciate his many years of service!"Congratulations, Freddie, for being such a terrific ambassador for Central! #workatcentral #appreciation #drivers
Nylabone® Offers Custom-Made Pink Chew Toy to Help Dogs and Pet Parents Support National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®
Nylabone, an industry-leading creator of innovative dog chew toys, chew treats, and dental solutions for more than 60 years, has partnered with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF) to offer a custom-made Power Chew Souper chew toy in pink—the universal color for breast cancer awareness. For every one of these chew toys purchased, $1 will be donated to NBCF to aid in their mission to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer.
“When somebody is diagnosed with breast cancer, life changes—not only for the individual, but also for everyone who cares about them,” said Glen S. Axelrod, President and CEO of Nylabone Products. “The support from family members, pets, and everyone else who joins the cause makes a huge difference. That’s why we’re honored to provide a way for dogs and people to show their support together and remind breast cancer patients they’re not alone.”
Vendor Awards For 2019
Celebrating “all things garden” for the 12th consecutive year, the Central Garden Distribution Dealer Show brings together a premier vendor group and leaders in the independent retailer and garden center market. The event attracts a national audience of retailers looking for new products, information on trends in marketing, and seminars on best business practices and promotional activities.
Prior to the start of the Las Vegas show at the Paris Hotel and Convention Center, Central recognized the vendor partners who have over the past year shown outstanding performance, excellent collaboration, and sales support in the garden industry. Awards were presented in five key categories:
• Vendor of the Year Award: Dr. Earth
• Key Partnership Award: PF Harris
• eBusiness Partner of the Year: Bond Manufacturing
• Sales Excellence Awards: Collier Manufacturing, Water Wind and Soil, and Alpine Corporation
• Rookie of the Year: Back to the Roots
#Vendor Awards #WorkatCentral
Central employees definitely “Let the Good Times Roll” at the annual summer party this year! #goodtimes #bowling #WorkatCentral
It’s a great honor to announce that Kaytee was awarded with the first ever Vendor of The Year award for the total Farm/Pet category at the Fleet Farm vendor summit.
Fleet Farm merchants recognized Kaytee for:
• Operational excellence – navigating through back and forth new DC / store shipments decisions
• Best in Class Customer Service Team – always willing to help manage truckloads, freight collaboration and last-minute requests
• 2018 POS growth +12%
• T2T Partnership and collaboration supporting Fleet Farm initiatives
Congratulations to the entire team for their outstanding collaborative support this past year. This dedication to the customer’s needs is driving Kaytee’s growth at Fleet Farm.
Happy National Intern Day to our wonderful Central Garden & Pet interns! Your hard work, talent, and energy have made a great impact on our company this summer. We are very lucky to have you!
Pictured are 3 of our summer interns in our corporate office in Walnut Creek, CA. We currently have 19 interns working across all segments in different locations across the country.
Nylabone Teams Up with American Humane and the Pup4Patriots™ Program to Support Service Dogs for Veterans! Nylabone has partnered with American Humane and its Pups4Patriots™ program to provide chew toys to dogs being trained to provide lifesaving assistance to military veterans.
American Humane’s Pups4Patriots program matches qualified rescue dogs with veterans suffering from serious—but often unseen—mental or physical trauma such as post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Every year, more than 6,000 veterans struggling with invisible wounds of war take their own lives, and nearly 700,000 dogs in U.S. shelters are euthanized. The Pups4Patriots mission saves human and animal lives by helping dogs and veterans find the security and companionship they deserve.
“The Nylabone family holds the utmost respect for those who have served our country, which is why we’re honored to support American Humane in its mission to connect brave veterans with loving dogs who need a second chance,” said Glen S. Axelrod, President and CEO of Nylabone Products.
Nylabone® Joins Forces With the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs® to Support Service Dogs in Training! Through this alliance, Nylabone will donate chew toys to dogs training as service animals for people with disabilities.
The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs are sister organizations dedicated to the well-being of both animals and people. These not-for-profit groups train and place assistance dogs, preparing them to provide independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship to individuals who are blind or have low vision, and to veterans and first responders with disabilities.
“We at Nylabone understand the depth of physical and emotional support that dogs can provide, which is why we’re proud to help the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs in their mission to partner assistance dogs with individuals who have disabilities,” said Glen S. Axelrod, President and CEO of Nylabone .
Learn more about the Nylabone Cares mission at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMlec