Supreme Petfoods is continuing its expansion into the U.S. with a full schedule of trade shows and veterinary conferences throughout 2018. The team will have booths at Global Pet Expo, SuperZoo, VMX 2018, Exoticscon and New York Vet Show. The company will also be at Interzoo in Germany.
Marketing Manager Claire Hamblion says the company is keen for retailers and veterinarians to see its portfolio of new and innovative products, especially the Selective Naturals treats range and grain-free options.
“There’s a real hunger for information about feeding small pets, and as we cater for a wide variety of species, we have lots of expertise to share,” she said. “It’s always great to hear feedback and to be able to help retailers and veterinary professionals source the information they need to support pet owners.”
For the first time in five years, Supreme will return to Global Pet Expo, run by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). Supreme is delighted to be back as an APPA member and is looking forward to meeting both old and new customers at the show at booth 5684—a change from its originally assigned booth number.
Supreme also has a booth at SuperZoo, following a successful and award-winning presence last year. Hamblion says there are hundreds of reasons to attend SuperZoo, and so Supreme simply has to be there.
“SuperZoo is the ideal place to pick up on new industry trends and insights,” she said. “The suppliers who bring it all to life and can put retailers on the path toward a bigger, better business in 2018 will all be in attendance and we want to make sure that small pets are well represented.”
Supreme will be at booth 3156.
First on the list of veterinary events is VMX 2018 (the Veterinary Meeting and Expo, formerly known as the NAVC Conference), at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Nutrition plays a vital role in the health of small pets and the consequences of feeding less than optimally are serious, with dental disease and gastric problems particularly prevalent. The Supreme team will be available to discuss the nutritional management of cases and can signpost to a range of resources both online and offline.
VMX is followed by ExoticsCon, which will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, and attract hundreds of specialist veterinary professionals with a specialist interest in avian, exotic mammal, reptilian and amphibian medicine.
The last big event of the year is the New York Vet Show, where Supreme will support the veterinary conference in its second year.
Retailers or veterinarians who want to travel further afield can contact Supreme for a voucher for free entry to Interzoo. The event is the world’s biggest trade fair for the international pet industry and attracts manufacturers, wholesalers and service providers from over 60 countries. Supreme will be at Interzoo for the first time in six years and has confirmed its attendance at booth #9-136 in hall 9. It provides an ideal opportunity for Supreme to support its partners across the globe.
Hamblion said she always returns from such events tired but inspired.
“Networking, identifying trends that can be adapted for small pets, learning something new and finding out about the real-life experiences of our customers is just awesome,” she said. “We can’t wait to get started on this exciting show calendar.”