Jun 25, 2012
Magoo’s new sponsor on pace car…You will see in the next few weeks the Magoo’s logo on the Auto City Pace car..with that you will see the Pace car at Magoo’s locations in the near future..Please stop into Magoo’s and see what they have.
Magoos’ outlets carries feed for chickens, turkeys, goats, horses, birds, dogs and cats but also sells tropical fish, reptiles and pet accessories.
Regular shoppers at other Magoos’ stores already know that it also sells general merchandise and dollar store items like inkjet cartridges, small tools, household cleaners and office supplies.
But discounted pet supplies are Magoos’ bread and butter and a major focus is the sale of Gib’s brand, named after his father, and made in Michigan.
The business started out in the 1980’s as Cash and Carry Feeds selling only pet food at about 13 stores statewide. But the McCord’s changed their retailing concept in 2000 when they added dog beds, cat toys, and furniture and a lot more. They opened the Pierson Road store in 2006.
With its wholesale background, Magoos still buys products by the truckload, McCord said. “Even Wal-Mart can’t compete with us on birdseed (prices),” he said.
Wild birdseed, as it happens, is one of their top sellers behind dog and cat food.
Bird watching is the number one hobby in North America and people who want to attract feathered friends to their backyard feeders will spend $70 to $80 a month on bird seed, McCord said, noting that he can sell through a truckload of wild birdseed in 30 days.
So far business on highly-trafficked Linden Road has been good but different, McCord said. The Center Road store is busy all day while afternoons and weekends are the busiest at the Linden Road store, he said. Another location is Pierson Rd just east of I-75.
The next goal for Magoos is to open a south side store perhaps in Fenton or Grand Blanc, he said.
For more information go to www.magoosoutlet.com
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