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Who We Are
Zamzows Inc. is a family-owned and operated business founded by August (Gus) and Carmalita Zamzow during the Great Depression in 1933. The original store, which was known as Zamzows Mill, soon evolved into Zamzows Coal & Feed, and was located on the corner of Fairview and Liberty in Boise, where the company's Fairview store is still located. The present building was constructed in 1970, and has been added-on-to several times. After World War II, Gus and Carmalita sold the company to their two sons Bernard and Stanley, who expanded the business by purchasing and remodeling Zamzows Feed Manufacturing Mill in Meridian in 1953, and Zamzows Kuna Feed Mill in 1960. Bernard bought out his brother's interest in the business in the mid-1960s.
What We Do
The majority of the company's sales comes from Lawn and Garden products, with Pet Food and Pet Supplies a close second. The company still makes its own custom-blended livestock feed at the original Feed Manufacturing Facility in downtown Meridian. Over the past 30 years, the company has also aggressively developed its own line of natural-based lawn and garden fertilizers too, as well as a line of all natural pet foods, which all now outsell the National brands by a wide margin at the Eleven Zamzows stores. Through it all, Zamzows Inc. has remained true to their original mission statement, which they call The Zamzows Way,
''To provide the highest quality environmentally sound products at a service level beyond our customers' expectations.''
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