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Thundershirt Changes Name, Adds New Calming Products

25 Tweets from Global Pet Expo

Fresh Air Cat Litter

Canidae Updates Packaging

Canidae Updates Packaging

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - Cesar Millan

Ethical Partners with America's VetDogs

Global Pet Expo Thank You Message

Natural Balance Introduces Low-Cal Formulas

Mulligan Stew Adds Supplements

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - Pioneer Pet Products

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - Natural Balance Pet Foods

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - Petmate

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - PetSafe

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - Stella & Chewy's

Hill's Pet Nutrition Unveils Ideal Balance

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - Bayer Animal Health

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - Fruitables Pet Food

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - Andis Company

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - Multipet International

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - Wahl Clipper Corporation

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - Zee.Dog

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - Cardinal Pet Care

A Show of Strength

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - PetRageous Designs

P.L.A.Y Debuts Snuggle Sack and Toys

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - Purina

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - Hi-Tek Rations

Global Pet Expo Video Recap - Ware Manufacturing

Excellence on Display

Global Pet Expo and Pet Business honored outstanding pet retailers in a variety of categories at Thursday's Retail Excellence Awards presentation.

Day 3

Trained to Serve

Great customer service doesn't happen by accident, but it can be quickly and easily achieved with some planning and training.

More Than Skin Deep

The boutique category has come into its own as it has evolved from being entirely fashion focused to being about more than just looks.

Orlando's Attractions and Theme Parks

Spanning the Globe

Anne Ferrante, vice president of member relations and business development at the American Pet Products Association, shares what attendees can expect from the International Pavilion.

APPA New Members

The American Pet Products Association added more than 200 new members over the past 12 months.

Leadership on Display

The Pet Industry's Top2Top Conference is building off its inaugural success to offer an even bigger version of this important gathering of industry leaders in 2013.

Global Pet Expo 2013

In Good Company

The American Pet Product Association's Professional Women's Network (PWN) is reaching out to inspire and motivate more pet professionals than ever, reports Diane E. Peterson, chief sales and marketing officer at Mulligan Stew Pet Food and PWN chairwoman.

Making a Splash

The aquatics industry continues to undergo rapid change, and there's nowhere better to get a sense of where it's headed than the Everything Aquatics section of the show floor.

Dining Out in Orlando

Global Pet Expo attendees have a multitude of nearby options when it's time to grab a bite to eat.

Mystery Solved

Why and how to run a successful mystery shopping program and how not to sabotage it.

A Veteran's View

PRISM Sales' Jack Drasner discusses his experiences in the pet industry, and what it takes for today's young start-ups.

Day 2

Driving Success

Steve King, president of the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) discusses the pet specialty channel's evolving distributor landscape and growing efficiencies in the retail supply chain.

Marketing Smart in a Tough Economy

Using smart marketing strategies can help businesses weather the storm of a turbulent economy.

Setting the Standard

Self-regulation is the best option for the pet industry to ensure that breeding facilities provide the best possible care for the animals in their charge.

Day 1

The Natural Time And Place

One of the most popular sections of the show floor each year, The Natural Pet section is the place to go to learn all about the latest green trends.

Pulling Together

Pulling Together American Pet Products Association president Bob Vetere discusses the state of the pet care market and an unprecedented level of cooperation among all facets of the industry.

Global Goes Live

Global Proportions

According to Andrew Darmohraj, senior vice president of the American Pet Products Association, this year's Global Pet Expo is shaping up to be the biggest yet.

Charting a New Course

Pet Store Pro's free online staff-training curriculum delivers even more ways for retailers to succeed.

Global Guest Stars

Cardinal Redesigns Pet Botanics Packaging

Surf & Expanding Turf

With a fourth store on the way, Aquarium Retail Holdings continues to apply its retail prowess in southern Florida.

Distributor Announcements: February 2013

Fromm Wins Small Business Award

Global Buzz

Swheat Scoop Revamps Website

Adjusting the Shelf

Give shelf-stable food sales a boost with some smart marketing strategies and solid sales tactics.

Curbing Disturbing Behavior

Unruly, misbehaving dogs can drive everyone around them crazy, but manufacturers have developed innovative, effective products to end the madness and restore calm.

Green Gets Going

As demand for natural and eco-friendly pet products picks up, manufacturers and retailers alike are finding their sales are coming easier than ever.

Tackling Tub Time

Choosing the perfect bathing system comes down to understanding the benefits and features each offers and how they differ.

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

With more pet parents hitting the road with their pets, retailers and manufacturers are offering the products pet owners need for safe, convenient travel.

Global Excellence

Phillips Continues Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

ShopKeep Partners with LevelUp to Offer Mobile Payments

Animal Planet's World Dominion

American Pet Launches New Branding

Standing Apart from the Crowd

Cat Token Passes Go, Collects Monopoly Fans' Hearts

PetSmart Plans Management Change

Global Pet Expo 2013

Radio Systems Corp. Acquires Pup-Pee Solutions

When the Lights Go Out

Save the Date

App Makes Organizing Pets' Lives Easier

The Strong Survive

While the past five years of economic strife have proven disastrous for many retailers, five pet specialty chains prove that it is possible to not only survive, but grow in a difficult economy.

A Lucrative Labor of Love

Coiffed Cats

No longer just a niche market, cat grooming-and the products associated with it-are gaining traction with today's feline owners.

Size and Substance

Supporting the Troops

Jonathan Zelinger, president of Ethical Products, discusses his company's new licensed program with America's VetDogs.

Who Chews?

Most species of small pets enjoy chew toys, but rodents comprise the largest market for these products.

Diamond Opens California Facility

So Good

Sojos co-owner Maggie Johnson shares the simple secret to the company's continued success and why its products stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Bugging Out

By explaining the virtue of some of the coolest pet bugs the industry offers, retailers can win over even the most reluctant customers.
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