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Strong Q4 and fiscal 2017 for Central Garden & Pet

Central Garden & Pet Company, the lawn and garden and pet products supplier, reported fourth quarter 2017 net sales rose 18.6% to $490.5 million compared to $413.4 million in the fourth quarter a year ago.

The Walnut Creek, Calif.-based company also reported a net income of $4.3 million for period compared to a net loss of $5.6 million in the fourth quarter a year ago. 

A store’s best friend?

While no product category is absolutely recession-proof, there are a few in the home channel that come close. Paint will always sell, and weather permitting, lawn and garden is a safe bet.

Add pet products to the list.

Springfield, Mass.-based Rocky’s Ace Hardware, a family-owned business with 33 stores has engaged in a partnership with Nutro Pet Foods and its customers to help homeless and abandoned pets.

The Chillicothe, Ohio-based retailer says it is working with the Centers for Disease Control  

 

After a customer's dog bit a store employee, Home Depot Canada will ban pets from entering its stores effective May 16.

The Ottawa Citizen reported that a greeter in Gloucester who bent down to pat a dog in a customer's shopping cart was bitten in the nose. 

The company also reported a net income of $65.9 million for fiscal year 2009, compared...

Thanks to the efforts of Perky-Pet, a recognized name in birdfeeding, children at schools across the country will have a teacher-approved reason to gaze out the window all day. The company recently donated 100 birdfeeders to schools ranging from New Hampshire to California.

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Brooks Pennington III succeeds company founder Bill Brown.

A Q&A with the National Hardware Show’s Rich Russo

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