Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply, Inc. has named Tampa Bay full-service agency, Social Faucet as the longstanding businesses first AOR. Tasked with a complete Brand Refresh, Design, and Digital Experience Development to kick off the relationship, while advanced and creative marketing strategies to jumpstart growth in the most loyal customers.
About Shell's Feed & Garden Supply, Inc.
In the late summer of 1961, Shell’s Feed and Garden Supply, Inc. opened the doors of the now locally famous Tampa feed and garden supply store without even so much as a cash register! Charles Shell, Founder, Shell’s Feed and Garden Supply, Inc. TampaNearly a decade prior, the dream of a man who at once decided to make a better life for himself and his family, not only came to fruition but succeeded beyond imagination. Shell’s Feed and Garden Supply has become a household name to many in and around the Tampa Bay area and has been family owned and operated since opening day.
Purina Mills Truck in the 1960’s. Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply was one of the first and only Purina dealers in the Tampa area in the 1960’s! Today Shell’s still delivers Purina Mills products to their loyal customers.As the only Purina dealer store in Tampa for many years, Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply’s Founder Charles Shell began delivering feed to farms as far away as Levy county.
The business thrived and survived during many fluctuating markets … even being revived after the demolition of their original store on Busch Blvd. in Tampa, Florida in the mid-1960’s due to the widening of roads.
In 1966, with the assistance of loans from Ralston Purina and Gulf Life Insurance, Shell opened the new store at 9513 N. Nebraska Avenue in Tampa, Florida and currently owns and operates a retail store and warehouse of 10,000 square feet, with property investments encompassing a whole city block. Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply, Inc. 9513 Neb9513 Nebraska Ave. Tampa, FL 33612
The store was initially family-run. Charles’ mother was the cashier, his father the bookkeeper and both sons helped in the store since they were old enough to work. Today, Greg Shell has taken over the store, operating it with an equal amount of zeal as Charles, while incorporating new online marketing strategies while providing additional products for home gardeners and pet owners. Staying true to the store’s original agricultural and family owned concept…yet keeping up with modern day needs makes Shell’s Feed and Garden Supply, Inc. a business model that is respected by consumers and retailers alike.