Founder & Proprietor of the Fressnapf Group and Chairman of the Board // Fressnapf
Torsten Toeller (52) was born in Cologne and finished high-school diploma, apprenticeship as retail dealer and study of business economics in record time. In 1990 he founded Fressnapf, today as a corporate group Europes largest retailer for petfood and supplies. Today, the Fressnapf group counts more than 1,500 stores in eleven European countries and generates an annual turnover of more than 2 billion Euros. Beyond his occupatoinal activities at the Fressnapf group, Torsten Toeller is dedicated in several boards of directors and advisors boards. For his entrepreneurial achievements he was honoured with several awards, such as “Entrepreneur of the year”, “Franchise system of the year” and retail price “Golden sugarloaf”. 2008 Torsten Toeller and Fressnapf were awarded as „Pet Retailer of the Year” and 2010 with the “Global PETS Award” and the “German Retail Price”. In 2017, Fressnapf was riced with the “F&C Award Gold” for satisfaction of Franchise partners for the fourth time.