We are honored to have been nominated and to have won the 2017 Wild Bird Expo Retailer of the Year award. It’s always great to be recognized for something that you spend much of your time and energy doing on a daily basis. We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our amazing staff and to our loyal customers. Please see this brief press release regarding the award:
All Seasons Wild Bird Stores of Minnesota was named a Best Birding Retailer Award winner at the 2017 Wild Bird Expo™. A panel of industry experts and peers picked the All Seasons Wild Bird Store locations as the Best Large Store over 1800 square feet with a Birding Emphasis.
Nominees for the awards were submitted by a Candidate Search Committee, who were tasked with determining who, in their opinion, demonstrated a conscientious effort in advancing the birding hobby and industry. The required criteria to qualify as a nominee included several factors such as:
- Sales volume (total and per sq. ft.)
- Growth history and advancement of new trends
- Best practice systems
- Product selection offered
- Advertising, customer communication and education (websites, social media, etc.)
- Overall impact within their community and beyond
All winning retailers were selected by birding industry leaders. With five metro locations, the family-owned All Seasons Wild Bird Stores have seen steady growth for over 25 years. Their Vacation Feed-and-Fill Service, where they maintain and fill local birders’ feeders while they’re away, their Frequent Feeder Member Program , Project Lights Out Campaign , Feeder Swap Campaign , in-store literature takeaways, newsletters, and seasonal tips are just a few ways that they give back to the community. Store owner, Dave Netten, also serves as President of the Wild Bird Feeding Industry (WBFI) Board of Directors.