These days you can’t avoid talk of cutbacks.
Whether it’s in the press, on the TV or even in the pub, there’s no getting away from it. There’s not much we can do about some of the cutbacks, but when we saw a reduction in the quality of leading pet foods we knew we had to do something!
The answer was to make some cutbacks of our own. We decided to cut back on our relationships with the largest, most well known and most profitable brands of pet food available to UK pet food retailers.
Needless to say, everyone thought we were barking mad!
And, if we’re honest, on occasion, so did we!
They said it wouldn’t work and that we were crazy to give up the support and financial incentives offered to retailers who promote products from companies like Nestle, Colgate Palmolive, Proctor & Gamble and Mars.
We now know it was the best thing we’ve ever done.
Between them these four companies own most of the largest UK and worldwide pet food brands.
But pet food isn’t chocolate, washing powder or toothpaste!
Honest, natural and biologically appropriate
We’re sure our customers expect a quality small independent and ethical business to offer the very best products from smaller passionate manufacturers – independent companies with a love of animals still at the very heart of their businesses.
And that’s exactly what we’re doing.
We’ve moved away from mass-produced, over processed, cereal based, mass marketed, promotionally and financially driven pet food!
And while that sounds like a bit of a mouthful, our extraordinary transformation to a retailer focused on honest, natural and biologically appropriate foods has been a real tonic for all of us at Scampers. And the results for your pets, and our pets, have been totally amazing and made it all worthwhile!
The owner of one of our leading natural food suppliers said to me recently, “It must feel fantastic to have Scampers back to being a true independent pet store - back in charge of your own destiny, and not being financially dictated to by the big boys.”
This is exactly how we feel. We’re no longer tied to any particular manufacturer as we are now offering a totally new and quality led concept. We’re encouraging all our customers to look at the ingredient panel of their pet food and the company who makes it. When you compare those with the ingredient panels of smaller, dedicated, transparent natural pet food manufacturers who only make pet foods, it’s pretty clear which are better.
We have now fully de listed Nestle, James Wellbeloved, Royal Canin, Science Plan Canine & Pedigree at Scampers. What makes us different is our dedication to giving you the best and clearest information and advice so you can make an informed choice on what’s the best food for your pet.
And you can’t say fairer than that!
Healthy shopping is simpler at Scampers
Recent visitors to Scampers have seen some radical changes in store.
We’ve made healthy shopping for your pets as easy as possible. Our natural treat section is now bigger than ever, with healthier products clearly separated from those containing sugars, preservatives and colourants.
And as our commitment to offering you the highest quality natural pet products goes from strength to strength, your support and feedback have been amazing.
That’s why we’re always trying to make it easier and clearer for you to give your pets a healthy diet.
Our pets don’t know what’s good for them. That bit’s up to us!