Groom Expo was held from September 17-20 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa. It included the Groom Olympics, other competitions and the latest products for groomers.
Animal Supply Company held its Southeast Region 2015 Fall Open House on September 26-27 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Phillips celebrated the opening of its new Texas warehouse in Arlington on September 17.
Pet Food Experts held its 2015 Northeast Customer Appreciation Buying Show on September 10-11 at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino in Uncasville, Conn.
Bradley Caldwell held its annual Showstoppers Trade Show on September 15-17 at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, N.J.
Phillips held its 2015 Southern Buying Show on October 1-2 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Fla.
Central Garden & Pet held a Customer Appreciation Show Tuesday, August 18 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.
Central Garden & Pet held a Customer Appreciation Show Tuesday, August 18 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. Both vendors and buyers were in attendance.
Pet Age held its second annual Distributor of the Year awards Monday, July 20 at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Las Vegas honoring Animal Supply Company.
Intergroom 2015 was held June 5-8, 2015 at the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset, N.J. The show included grooming competitions and a trade show featuring vendors, master class groomers and grooming seminars.
Attendees had an opportunity to view groomers at work and industry related products and equipment from over 150 booths at the trade show.
ADMC’s Spring Break 2015 was held at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Welch, Minn. on April 22-24, 2015. The show had over 700 attendees and more than 135 brands.
Attendees participated in a bowling tournament, enjoyed first class food, drinks and entertainment including comedian Louie Anderson who was the headliner Wednesday evening, as well as the return of Deuces Wild.
Pet Age held its first Retailer Forum on May 13, 2015 at the Marriott Oak Brook in Chicago. Fifteen regional retailers and over five manufacturers had one on one conversations moderated by a PR specialist. Topics such as brand awareness, buying trends and the state of the industry were discussed.
PIJAC’s fourth annual Top2Top conference took place at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. On April 28-30.
The three day event known as “Lead the Pack” discussed top issues facing the pet industry. The conference covered subjects like new market research on consumer purchasing trends, the current legislative and regulatory challenges and how to address them, what changes to expect within the aquatic and reptile industry and more.
Global Pet Expo, presented by APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), the show opened its doors to more than 311,300 net square feet of exhibit space in Orlando The expo featured more than 6,000 buyers in attendance, more than 3,000 new pet product launches, more than 1,000 exhibitors and 3,113 booths sold. The total show attendance came to nearly 15,500 people.
The 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show as held on February 16-17 in New York City. More than 2,700 dogs representing 192 breeds and their handlers competed in the show.