Easton, PA: Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, a leading pet product distributor serving the independent pet channel, is proud to announce that Senior Director of Merchandising, MaryBeth Riney, has been unanimously elected as Director on the board of Gro Group representing Phillips.
Along with pet supplies, Phillips also has a lawn and garden distribution business operated out of Billings, Montana. Gro Group is an organization that brings distributors and vendors together. This continued relationship with Gro Group will bring independent retailers the best vendors at the best prices!
“I am beyond excited to be a part of this opportunity,” says MaryBeth. Phillips is expecting this relationship with Gro Group to improve and build future strategic partnerships across the lawn and garden category.
About Phillips Pet Food & Supplies
Phillips Pet Food & Supplies business started as a single feed store in 1938 and now has 11 distribution centers strategically located across the United States. Phillips proudly serves the Pet Specialty Industry and is committed to providing customers with the products and services that will contribute to the growth and profitability of their businesses. For more info, visit PhillipsPet.com.
About Gro Group
The company was established in 1974 by a small group of East Coast lawn and garden Distributors. By the late ‘70s, Distributor membership began to expand across the United States. In the early ‘90s, the members agreed to expand further to include Canadian Distributors. Today, Gro Group is an elite North American network of Distributors, with more than 500 Professional salespeople who service over 32,000 retail locations.
In the early days, Gro Group established a Merchandise Team, which today includes senior decision-makers from each Distributor member. Cultivating long-term strategic partnerships with manufacturers in the Network is a top priority for the Team as is the ongoing development and procurement of high quality, regionally appropriate products, across all lawn and garden categories, that will appeal to today’s consumer. GroGroup.com