Tim Cofer, Chief Executive Officer, Central Garden & Pet
IRI's Growth Insights C-Suite Conversations feature notable leaders talking about the future of CPG, retail and media. Our newest installment features Tim Cofer, CEO of Central Garden & Pet, a Walnut Creek, Calif.-based leader in the garden and pet industries.
In this exclusive interview, Cofer speaks with IRI's KK Davey and Russ Dunham about his company and its growth during a pandemic that fueled a rise in pet adoptions and an increased interest in gardening. He also talks about the company's approach to growth through mergers and acquisitions, its ongoing e-commerce expansion, how the company is overcoming supply chain challenges, the importance of company culture, and several other topics.