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By: Michelle Maskaly  –  July 1, 2014
Legitimutt pulls its inspiration straight from the runway for cutting-edge pet apparel.
By: Michelle Maskaly  –  July 1, 2014
A commitment to being eco-friendly is at the core of P.L.A.Y.’s business.

Northeast Pet Retailer Nominated for Advocacy Award

Dave Ratner, owner of Dave’s Soda & Pet City has been nominated for the National Retail Federation’s (NRF), America’s Retail Champion award.


Woman of the Year Finalists Announced

Women in the Pet Industry Network has announced the finalists in its annual Woman of the Year Award contest.


RFG Animal Supply June 2014 Open House

RFG Distributing (Animal Supply Central) hosted its sixth annual open house June 12 and 13 in Bloomington, Minn. This year’s open house attracted 90 vendors and more than 500 attendees representing 200 retail stores. Themed “The Price Is Right With RFG Distributing”; the Open House featured aspects from the hit television series, including themed games, color schemes and more. In addition, customers and vendors enjoyed a show environment with high energy and great deals.

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Crash Your Store: The Dog Park

The Dog Park in Virginia describe themselves as a dog and cat boutique, specializing in unique items. Well, it’s a pretty accurate description.


A Look Back: San Francisco Bay Brand

Passion is a driving force behind San Francisco Bay.


‘Mix & Mingle’ Chicago Networking Event

Hosted by Long Island/American Pet Professionals and ReelPaws Productions, the ‘Mix & Mingle’ Networking Event attracted manufacturers, public relations representatives, retailers and other pet professionals for a night of networking at the ReelPaws headquarters in Chicago.


Fauna Foods Customer Appreciation Event

Fauna Foods celebrated their second Customer Appreciation Event, “Day At The Races,” at the newly erected Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment Complex in East Rutherford, N.J. Pet companies in attendance included all the pet specialty brands represented by Fauna such as P&G Pet Care-Eukanuba, Iams and Natura, Blue Buffalo, Wellpet, Nature’s Variety, Solid Gold, Fromm, Zignature/Fussy Cat By Nature/World’s Best and many more.

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WIPIN Opens Nominations for Woman Of The Year

Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN) is now seeking nominations for the top women professionals of the year.


Wolverton Open House

The Wolverton Show was held March 31-April 1 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich. The event attracted more than 350 people and featured over 100 vendor booths.


Animal Supply Open House

The Animal Supply Co.’s open house was held on April 14 at its new Southern California warehouse in Whittier.


Simpler Is Better

Dietary allergies, sesitivities and natural alternatives are among the driving forces at Barkworthies.


Tillman Exemplifies Human Animal Bond

The Natural Balance-sponsored skateboarding dog, and his owner, shows the benefits of pet ownership, something the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation is passionate about.


Photos: 2014 Global Pet Expo

the 10th annual Global Pet Expo was held March 12 – 14 in Orlando, Fla.


PetSafe Sponsors Yappy Hour at BlogPaws

PetSafe sponsored a Yappy Hour at the Pet Park just prior to the official kick off of BlogPaws. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and appetizers at The Westin in Lake Las Vegas, while networking and playing with their dogs in the PetSafe-sponsored dog park.


Photos: BlogPaws Welcomes the Pet Industry

Were you spotted at BlogPaws in Lake Las Vegas? Photos from BlogPaws, a social media conference for the pet industry that brings manufactures, consumers, retailers and more together, held its annual conference May 8-10 in Lake Las Vegas.

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