EASTON, PA: Phillips Pet Food & Supplies welcomes back John Lawton as Vice President, Brand Development. In this role, John will be responsible for identifying innovative growth opportunities that create new partnerships for Phillips and enhance relationships with existing vendors and programs.

In his previous role as VP, Vendor Management, John was an integral part of the leadership team. He forged strong partnerships with brands, was pivotal in developing a relevant product assortment across categories in support of retailers and led key growth strategies for Phillips.

“We are thrilled to have John on the team! John brings a wealth of experience and success in building strong and sustainable relationships with our vendor community,” said Elizabeth Thibodeau, SVP, Merchandising and Supply Chain. “With John’s knowledge and experience in the Pet industry, Phillips can accelerate our focus on building the leading product and brand assortment while delivering exceptional service to our retailers.”

“I am very excited to rejoin the premier distributor in the pet specialty channel.” said Lawton. “I look forward to working with Blaine Phillips, this exceptional team and our vendor partners to bring innovative opportunities and quality service to our retailers.”

About Phillips Pet Food & Supplies

Phillips Pet Food & Supplies business started as a single feed store in 1938. Phillips has 12 distribution centers that are strategically located across the United States. Phillips proudly serves the Pet Specialty Industry and is committed to providing customers with the products and services that will contribute to the growth and profitability of their businesses. For more info, visit PhillipsPet.com.