Global Pet Foods is Awarded Brand of the Year

At Global Pet Foods, we truly believe that pets are undeniably part of the family.  That’s why we work hard to provide Canadian pet parents with the highest quality foods, expertise, and unmatched customer service.  We couldn’t be happier that Global Pet Foods was awarded the 2019 Brand of the Year in the Animalis Edition of the prestigious World Branding Awards.

“The Animalis Edition of the Awards are an acknowledgement to the tireless effort of the teams that build and maintain their brand presence in an everchanging market in the pet and animal industry,” says Richard Rowles, Chairman of the World Branding Forum.

Global Pet Foods achieved this honour in the National Award Tier, which recognizes the top brands in each participating country at the awards.  These are brands that are household names in their home country that have been judged to be truly exceptional.

Dino Fragaglia, President of Global Pet Foods shared:

“It’s fulfilling knowing that our customers recognize our brand and we’re extremely proud of that achievement. Pet Parents also recognize our strong reputation as leaders in pet specialty innovation, which authenticates our core beliefs.”

Reaching out to the pet community at large and the welfare of companion animals is important to the Global Pet Foods brand.

“Our role in local communities through our Global Pets & Animals Foundation and annual Show Us Your Heart program supports animal rescues which is a commitment we share with our customers.” says Jim Walker, Executive Chairman of Global Pet Foods.

The second Animalis Edition of the Awards, which focuses on Pet & Animal Brands, was held in the Throne Room of Vienna’s Hofburg Palace on July 3rd, 2019.  Over 60,000 pet & animal lovers from around the world voted for more than 800 brands.  92 of these brands were awarded. “A good brand needs to offer a meaningful experience to their customers, while remaining relevant and distinctive,” says Julian Andersen, Managing Director of the Forum.

Paul Thomson, CEO of Global Pet Foods adds:

“Global Pet Foods strives to create the best possible customer experience for pet owners across Canada.  Our brand message supports this goal.

The Brand of the Year Award is a wonderful testament to the team effort directed towards this goal.

Thank you to our management group and staff, our marketing consultants, our vendors, and, of course, the franchise associates who make our brand message a reality for our customers.”

About the World Branding Awards

The World Branding Awards is the premier awards of the World Branding Forum. The Awards recognises the achievements of the best brands in the world. Winners are selected based on brand valuation, market research, and online public voting. For more information, click here.

Global Pet Foods is Recognized for Excellence in Franchising

Global Pet Foods is recognized by its franchise owners across Canada for an exceptional ranking in key areas of the franchise business model.  The Franchisees’ Choice Designation was presented to Global Pet Foods, during a Gala Awards Presentation at the 28th annual Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) National Convention held in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

 

Presented annually, franchise systems take part in a third-party administered survey, wherein franchisees are asked to rate the franchisor in key areas of the franchise business model, such as the franchisee selection process, information package, leadership, business planning and marketing, training and support, ongoing operations, and the relationship between franchisor and franchisee.

 

“The strength of the Global Pet Foods franchise system as well as the leadership I experienced at each franchise location visited, are the main reasons why I decided to take the leap three years ago,” says Tom Fitzgerald, owner of Global Pet Foods in Guelph. “It’s a great feeling knowing that I can wake-up genuinely happy to go to work every day and know whatever life throws my way, undoubtedly, I’ll continue to have outstanding support that is so vital to my success and the growth Global Pet Foods franchise system.”

 

“We would like also to thank the Canadian Franchise Association, which provides support and guidance to the development of franchising in Canada, now the 12th largest economic contributor nationally,” adds Paul Thomson, CEO of Global Pet Foods parent company. “The association ensures that franchisors have the support and capabilities to offer successful opportunities to Canadians pursuing their goal of business ownership.”

 

To learn more about Franchise Opportunities, visit Global Pet Foods Franchising or the Canadian Franchise Association

 

About Global Pet Foods

Since 1976 Global Pet Foods has grown to become the third largest pet specialty retailer in Canada and fifth largest in North America.  With over 200+ million in store revenue and almost 190 locations.  The 100% Canadian owned concept offers expertise in holistic nutrition and pet care with the broadest selection of premium and ultra-premium products for all types of pets, helping pets and their families live happier, healthier and longer lives together. Pets are undeniably part of the family!

 

 

About the Canadian Franchise Association

The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) helps everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own business through the power of franchising. CFA advocates on issues that impact this dream on behalf of more than 750 corporate members and over 40,000 franchisees from many of Canada’s best-known and emerging franchise brands. Beyond its role as the voice of the franchise industry, CFA strengthens and develops franchising by delivering best-practice education and creating rewarding connections between Canadians and the opportunities in franchising. Canadian franchises contribute over $100 billion per year to the Canadian economy and create jobs for more than 1.9 million Canadians.

Thank You for your Generous Donations!

Canadian pet parents have very big hearts, but their homes just aren’t large enough to adopt the thousands of homeless pets that live in shelters every year. Which is why this year’s ‘Show Us Your Heart’ campaign asked Canada, “If you can’t give them a home, give them a dollar.”

Leading the Global Pet Foods Show Us Your Heart campaign was a video that depicts a cute Jack Russel Terrier doing tricks. As the dog continues performing his tricks, it is revealed that he’s been in a shelter cage all along. The line, “They’ll do incredible things for a treat, imagine what they’d do for a home” appears. The video ends on a row of shelter pets in cages, with a call to action to donate to the ‘Show Us Your Heart’ program.

The second part to this year’s campaign were two short videos depicting adopted animals happily enjoying some bonding time with their new human parents.

In just 2 weeks, February 8 – 22, 2019, the campaign raised a total of $265,770 – bringing the Global Pet Foods Show Us Your Heart program’s total donations to $1.9 million. Online donations also increased significantly, which can be attributed to the heartstring pulling campaign that lived predominantly on social media and YouTube.

In-store posters also prompted Canadians to show their hearts. How can you say no to those cute little paws? Customers were asked to donate as little as $1 in-store and Global Pet Foods would match it. Customers that donated $5 would also receive 10 AIR MILES Bonus Miles.

A new addition to this year’s campaign was an Interactive Donation Kiosk. The digital screen contained a dog doing tricks to grab your attention, then lead you through a short series of options to choose from to process a donation via Debit or Credit.

Not only did this year’s Global Pet Foods ‘Show Us Your Heart’ campaign see generous donations, but the awareness raised was tremendous. The campaign video garnered over 4 million views, and the campaign overall had over 27 million impressions.

Global Pet Foods matched the first dollar of every in-store donation. All proceeds raised during the ‘Show Us Your Heart’ program will be donated to 135 local animal shelters, rescue groups and other pet-related organizations across Canada, including Global Pet Foods’ own charity, the Global Pets and Animals Foundation.

#GPFlovesFromm

Have you heard?  Fromm Family Pet Foods has some exciting news about their new Crunchy O’s dog treats & expanded food lines!

Who is Fromm Family Pet Foods?  Since 1904, Fromm Family Pet Foods has maintained a tradition of quiet innovation dedicated to the health & nutrition of pets.  Food safety is their top priority – part of their commitment to all pet parents is their dedication to producing high quality, safe, and consistent pet foods.  They own and operate two dry food and treat manufacturing facilities as well as a wet food cannery in Wisconsin.  They manage every aspect of the process including sanitation & facility maintenance all the way to the lab analysis & formula blending.  They take a long-term approach to their business model to ensure you can rely on products made by their family for your furry family.

Some of their newest innovations include:

Many of our customers’ dogs & cats absolutely love Fromm’s products!  With such a wide variety available to choose from, there’s something available for every pet’s specific need.

Global Pet Foods proudly carries a wide variety of the Fromm Family Pet Foods lines in many of our stores.  Contact your local store here to inquire about product selection & availability.

December Seniors Day

The last Tuesday of the month falls on Christmas Day, so for the month of December, we’re moving Seniors Day to Thursday December 27th, 2018.

You can save 15% on your entire purchase* and get 10 AIR MILES® Bonus Miles*.

*Certain Restrictions apply:

  1. Must be 60 years of age or over (proof of ID may be required)
  2. Must be present in-store at time of purchase
  3. Must spend a minimum of $50 to get 10 AIR MILES® Bonus Miles
  4. Limit of one (1) bag, box, or case of cans** of per food per month (**case of cans is not applicable for the 10 AIR MILES® Bonus Miles)
  5. Limit of one (1) 10 AIR MILES® Bonus Miles issuance per month
  6. Must be a valid rewards card holder
  7. Cannot be combined with any other offer, coupon, or promotion
  8. Valid at participating stores only

 

Please click here for the list of stores participating in the Seniors Day Program.

Grand Opening Event! Riverview, NB

Join Global Pet Foods New Brunswick as they celebrate the grand opening of their newest location in Riverview! They’re having a leash cutting ceremony on Friday, December 7th at 11 am at the Riverview location at 540 Pinewood road. The Mayor, Ann Seamans, will be at the ceremony. Also attending the grand opening will be Deputy Mayor Tammy Rampersaud, Councillor Cecile Cassista, and Councillor John Coughlan. The ceremony will be followed by sandwiches, refreshments, and cake for everyone to enjoy. Feel free to bring along your pets (on leash) to the event as well as any other two-legged friends!

To ensure that there is plenty of food to go around, we kindly ask that you RSVP to their event here.

All weekend long the team in New Brunswick will be celebrating the growth of the Global Pet Foods family across all of their New Brunswick locations with special promotions.

In addition to all this excitement, if you make a purchase of $30 or more, you’ll receive a goodie bag full of items (for dogs or cats) valued at over $50!

This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss!

There’s a New Dog in Town!

Have you heard? Global Pet Foods in North Vancouver, BC is NOW OPEN! They are located in the Capilano Village at 801 Marine Drive, Unit 200 North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Owner, Anthony, is very excited to be in North Vancouver and has already had a very warm welcome from the community. He is eager to meet you (and your pets)!  Anthony himself has three beautiful Golden Retrievers that are a part of his family.

Specializing in natural, holistic, and wholesome pet foods & supplements for every type of pet from dogs and cats, to birds, and small animals.  They have the best selection of healthy pet food, toys, and accessories.  Anthony, Noorhan, and the rest of his friendly staff will ensure that you get the right pet product for your specific needs!

 

 

To find a location near you, use our Location Finder.

Global Pet Foods reaches $1.7 Million in donations.

Canadian pet parents have very big hearts, but their homes just aren’t large enough to adopt the thousands of homeless pets that live in shelters every year. Which is why this year’s ‘Show Us Your Heart’ campaign asked Canada, “If you can’t give them a home, give them a dollar.”

Leading the campaign was a video that depicts a cute Jack Russel Terrier doing tricks. As the dog continues performing his tricks, it is revealed that he’s been in a shelter cage all along. The line, “They’ll do incredible things for a treat, imagine what they’d do for a home” appears. The video ends on a row of shelter pets in cages, with a call to action to donate to the ‘Show Us Your Heart’ program.

In just 2 weeks, the campaign raised a total of $208,230, bringing the program’s total donations to $1.7 million. Online donations also increased by a whopping 1500%, which can be attributed to the heartstring pulling campaign that lived predominantly on social media and YouTube.
In-store posters also prompted Canadians to show their hearts. How can you say no to those cute little paws? Customers were asked to donate as little as $1 in-store and Global Pet Foods would match it. Customers that donated $5 would also receive 10 AIR MILES Bonus Miles. A total of 99,280 Bonus Miles was issued.
Not only did this year’s ‘Show Us Your Heart’ campaign see generous donations, but the awareness raised was tremendous. The campaign video garnered over 1 million views, and the campaign overall had 15 million impressions.

Global Pet Foods matched the first dollar of every in-store donation. All proceeds raised during the ‘Show Us Your Heart’ program will be donated to 135 local animal shelters, rescue groups and other pet-related organizations across Canada.

Global Pet Foods removes Chinese-produced pet treats from over 160 stores across Canada.

Please note that many Global Pet Foods stores had already discontinued all treats (not just Jerky treats) that were sourced from China for quite some time. While some of our stores have customers who requested that their neighbourhood store stock some treats, last month, we mandated that all Global Pet Foods stores immediately discontinue any pet treat that is sourced from China. While we realize that the jerky treats were the main issue, we believe that there are many treats that can be sourced from within Canada and North America.

As Canada’s Healthy Choice for Pets, and the leading retailer that has some of the best pet foods available across North America, we want the best for our customers and their pets, and we know you want the best too. You can shop confidently at all Global Pet Foods knowing that we’ll do our best to keep your pets happy and healthy.

Global Pet Foods removes Chinese-produced pet treats from 160 Stores | Toronto Star