Wildlife Trading Company expands operations on the Oregon Coast
Wildlife Trading Company, [WTC] a leading retail outsource provider in cultural attractions, has been selected by SeaGrant to be the retail provider at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.
“WTC was a critical partner as we reconceived the Hatfield Marine Science Center Gift store. We searched nationwide for a gift store vendor that we could work with - we all know that the Oregon Coast is a unique place and a cookie cutter wasn't going to fly with our visitors. It was that local knowledge that made WTC stand out in our search - and the primary reason we selected them as a partner “ said Mark Farley, Visitor Center Manager at HMSC
Wildlife Trading Company has given the gift shop a completely different look and feel than what was originally in place. WTC added new fixtures, changed the layout of the shop and revamped the product selection to match the unique guest experience of the center.
When asked how visitors were responding to the changes, Mark had this to say, “Visitors have been delighted with the store. The new manager, Josh Smith, that WTC hired to manage the operations works every day along side our staff to make our visitors time with us educational, gracious and exciting and while much has changed about the inventory - the book selection and the unique local artisan gifts that celebrate marine science and the majesty of the ocean remain true to the mission of the Hatfield Marine Science Center.