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-- may have forced consumers cut back on their own spending but what about when it comes to their pets that trend could not.
Be farther from the truth despite the recession pet supply company seeing -- increase in profits and sales.
Because we just well love our dogs joining us now as -- -- CEO of -- pet care a gourmet.
Pet food company guard ready to be here -- those cats as well.
How is business do it and is it doing much better beyond your expectation.
We have consistently had increases over the last few years.
And have seen no decrease as far as our employee staffing goes.
Went about what about sales just in the last year or so and -- you seen a shift at least and maybe buying habits.
Why are people shifting down a little bit too may be less expensive food that you sell.
I believe there is a shift and which causes us to produce a product that's.
We're just launching next week it's called -- -- farms it is.
30% lower than what the top prices are but it's really an incredibly good product.
-- if Brian Sullivan.
I'd like to talk about the isn't true ducking canned food -- but I but I I do and it's sort of follow on article or interviews that we just did a you run a very successful company your family -- -- got plants in America thank you for all that.
How big of an issue is health care do you.
We provide health insurance coverage to all of our employees.
At at the moment we don't know enough about what that new program will look like that is -- concern it's a real concern.
Yeah how do you manage that do you just in.
And you just standing by and waiting to see what happens -- There is no way to prepare for something that is is as.
Broad and and unclear as to what the real.
Deals in the end up being.
Then I got just really quickly back to your business deep don't sell through major national chains do you are you you really sell their specialty.
Chains and stores -- rethinking that and and why don't you do it.
We're a family business and most independent pet stores are.
Family owned and operated as well.
And we feel like in the in in the interior of the store people that can.
Can tell the customer about our product whereas in a big store we're just lost among the multinational.
Brands that are out there that that we.
We compete with the we really can't compete when it comes there are terrorizing and those type of things.
-- it was great to see you Garth Merrick CEO of Merrick pet care thanks for being here and -- local -- -- does sell your products -- I infinitely.
Thank you got.
-- great thank you for having.
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