The Pet Food Experts (PFX) Buying Show took place in Uncasville, Conn. on Sept. 16-17. The event was held for the fourth year at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort. There were over 110 vendors and 600 buyers in attendance.
The North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show took place Oct. 11-12, 2014 in Tinley Park, Ill.
Top breeders brought their top projects and showcased them to the general public as well as other breeders. Television personalities also made an appearance such as Mark O’Shea of O’Shea’s Big Adventure and Nigel Marvin.
The Prince/Siemer Fall Booking Show was held September 6-8 and was the largest show to date. Attracting 2,500 people representing 800 retail store locations, attendees learned about new products, met with over 300 exhibitioners and booked future orders.
The Bradley Caldwell open house took place in Atlantic City, N.J. September 9-11, 2014.
MACNA 2014, held at the Denver Convention Center, brought together retailers, manufacturers and hobbyists for a weekend of all things aquatics, including new products and educational seminars.
Central Pet recently held their Northeast open house at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.
The All American Grooming Show is world’s longest running grooming show. The show took place from August 11-17 in Wheeling, Ill. Grooming Product Exhibitors were in attendance as well as competitors and judges in the grooming games, creative styling contest and the abstract design runway.
Whole Pet NW Distributing held their first open house in the company’s 20 year history at their Vancouver, Wash. headquarters.
Women from all aspects of the pet industry gather in Oregon for a three-day of learning, networking and more at the second Women in the Pet Industry Network conference.
SuperZoo took place in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in July. As the show continues to grow, it adds more and more features, and attracts even more retailers.
Phillips Pet Food & Supply held a Mid-Atlantic buying show at the renovated Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Beach, N.J. The event also offered marketing seminars, including one on our recently acquired aquatics division. The event also featured an IT Kit section and additional seminars where retailers could find out all about this compact bundle of small business solutions.
Pet Age honored Phillips Pet Food and Supplies with the 2014 Distributor of the Year award during a dinner in Las Vegas on July 21. The event included speeches from sponsors as well as from Pet Age publisher, Craig Rexford and Blaine Phillips, Phillips CEO.
The Cardinal Crystal Awards, held during SuperZoo in Las Vegas, honored the best of the best in the grooming industry.
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.
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.