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.
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.