Welcome to the Power of D — the value distributors bring to the pet industry supply chain.

The Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) helps make our industry stronger by helping our supply chain partners thrive.

What does that mean to retailers?

Our distributor members rely on healthy pet specialty stores as the direct link between products and consumers. In turn, independents in particular should take advantage of the essential support their distributors can provide to help them sell more and improve profitability.

PIDA talked with nine successful retailers in different regions of the U.S. about how to make the most of the distributor-retailer relationship.

In the videos that follow their profiles below, those retailers share what distributors can bring to the table in terms of in-store, logistics and promotional support.

Brandt's MillBrandt’s Mill

Katie Brandt-Weaver, Manager
Lebanon, PA
Primary business: Dry goods only
Store size: 4,000 sf

Brothers Country SupplyBrothers Country Supply

David Bankowski, Owner
Oswego, IL (3 locations)
Primary business: Farm and fleet
Average store size: 6,000–8,000 sf

Dog Patch Pet & FeedDog Patch Pet & Feed

Greg Gordon, Owner
Naperville, IL
Primary business: Dry goods with rescue animals
Store size: 6,000 sf

Happy RetalesHappy Retales

Pam Hucks, Manager
Brentwood, TN
Primary business: Pet boutique
Store size: 2,000 sf

Healthy PetHealthy Pet

Nicole Carlson, Manager
Aurora, IL
Primary business: Dry goods with fish
Store size: 8,000 sf

Keystone Pet PlaceKeystone Pet Place

April Ruhl, Owner
Mount Joy, PA
Primary business: Dry goods with animals
Store size: 10,000 sf

Nashville Pet ProductsNashville Pet Products

Wendie Dennison, Manager
Nashville, TN (7 locations)
Primary business: Dry goods only
Average store size: 2,000–2,300 sf

Spots Pet SupplySpots Pet Supply

Janet Walker, Manager
Nashville, TN (3 locations)
Primary business: Pet boutique
Average store size: 2,000–3,000 sf

ZoomaniaZoomania

Kim Lechuga, Owner
Harrisburg, PA (2 locations)
Primary business: Dry goods with animals
Store size: 3,000 & 7,000 sf


In-Store Support

 

Logistics Support

 

Promotional Support