WORLD, MEET DAVE
Hi, it’s nice to meet you. As an independent retailer, I’ve always
valued the opportunity to get to know
the people I’m doing business with, and
I figure you might feel the same way. So for what it’s worth, here’s my story, the good, the bad, and the…well, I’d like to think none of it is too ugly!
Way back in 1975, I was selling cases of soda out of the bays of an empty gas station in Hadley, Massachusetts. Life was good, but I thought things would be better and I’d be able to meet some women – if I had a dog. So that next year, I bought a puppy—Bentley Beagle.
Once you have a dog, you need dog food! I noticed there was a lot more pet food in the supermarket than there was soda. So I decided to go into the pet food business. My little soda shop became Dave’s Soda & Pet City. Today Dave’s boasts a fanatically loyal customer base and bunches of employees who have been there forever. We sell just about every brand of pet food known to man—and yes, we still sell cases of soda.