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.
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.
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.
The Animal Supply Co.’s open house was held on April 14 at its new Southern California warehouse in Whittier.
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.
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.
The ADMC Open House, held in April at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, Minn., attracted 650 attendees.
Norm Oldenburg from Bubbles and Bows Pets in Janesville, Wis. won all of the products featured in the store at Spring Break which came out to be worth about $80,000 retail. In addition, John and Dana Bourassa from Irish Acres Pet Health in Neenah, Wis. won a brand new 2013 Dodge Dart.
Entertainment included comedian Michael Jr. who has been seen on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Comedy Central” as well as Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos.
The first PetLooks show was held in Philadelphia April 29.
The annual New York Pet Fashion Show took place in the Penn Top Ballroom at the Hotel Pennsylvania on Feb. 7, just prior to the start of Westminster Weekend and Fashion Week in Manhattan. Dogs were dressed to the theme of “Crown Jewels Of Fashion.” The event attracted people from across the country.
The expo featured Made in the USA products.
MACNA was held from Aug. 30 to Sept 1 in Miami.