2016 has been our best year ever with products, stores, customers, and revenues. We can't thank you enough and our efforts to make something different for you and your pet have been embraced warmly.
As we continue our evolution in 2017 you will see more innovation in our products, processes and even our perspective on the pet industry. After 12 years in the business, we are finally seeing others catch on with our vision. We see that other companies are creating pet lifestyle but not the quality that should be there to share your home with your pet. We believe in manufacturing in local country of sale meaning NO CHINA. Sure we could make much more money if we manufactured in China but that is not our vision and or purpose. So we see copycat companies popping up all over the world trying to replicate what we have established long ago.
Luxury Pets was also a pioneer in eco-friendly materials and manufacturing. Our vision will continue to provide you with the most eco-friendly products and services available. Why? we believe that if we take our of Mother Earth everyone will benefit now and for many centuries to come. As you shop in local and national pet stores we ask you to consider eco-friendly products. We also ask you to look at the item and see if it is obvious to be eco-friendly or is it simply labeled. Luxury Pets has very high standards and require strict adherence to true eco-friendly standards determined by the US government.
A big move in 2017 is about to happen as we move our Executive team to London to live and play for all of 2017. Our main HQ will remain in NYC but a second location in London will be operating and living there so that we can learn more about this market, speak with customers and identify key local artisans who can help us craft and manufacture our amazing products within the United Kingdom. We have much to learn and understand so it is imperative that we dive in with both feet to learn the unique nuances that are evident within the UK.
Our efforts of international expansion have been realized in 2016. 2017 we will see our Japan flagship become a reality and our furry friends will be treated to the pet industries best products. Please check back here often as we will make announcements of even more exciting developments and updates as they evolve.
2017 will provide you with new and innovative products, local craftsmanship, further expansion to international markets and a new venture that pushes beyond the home into workplace and service providers.
On behalf of everyone at Luxury Pets we say thank you and goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017.