Pet Connections Expo Recap
The second-annual Pet Connections Expo gave retail buyers an opportunity to see the latest and greatest pet products from more than 100 vendors, as well as take part in a variety of educational sessions designed to drive their businesses to new heights.
Last month, retail buyers and pet product vendors converged on the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., for another successful edition of the Pet Connections Expo. Now in its second year, the show once again featured exhibits highlighting a wide variety of pet care essentials from more than 100 vendors, as well as a comprehensive educational track that covered everything from pet nutrition and hemp-based products to merchandising and grass roots marketing. The result was a lively event that drew praise from exhibitors and attendees alike, many of whom are sure to be on hand for the third-annual edition next year.
“We built upon the success of our inaugural event and have made Pet Connections Expo a player in the competitive pet industry,” said Bill Doherty, president of ICDevents, the show’s organizer. “Our second annual show’s success is a [testament] to our goal of putting together a show that is a unique and rewarding opportunity for our attendees. We will continue to grow in 2019 with new exhibiting companies, a strong and relevant educational program, new and innovative pet industry products, and up-to-date offerings from our exhibitors.”
Elizabeth Stevens showed retailers how easy it is to use Wholesalepet.com as a source for independent-focused pet product brands.
At the BPV Environmental booth, Nicole Spain showcased Fresh News Small Animal Litter & Bedding.
NutriSource’s Roger Harvey and John Zitto were excited to show off the new flavors introduced under the company’s Pure Vita brand.
At the Grizzly Pet Products booth, Gary Migdol introduced retailers to the company’s new “Hemp Enhanced” products.
King Kanine’s Jon Nevelof was excited to talk about Klean Paws, an alcohol-free, non-toxic solution to dirty paws.
Lorie Viner was all smiles as she played with one of Vee Enterprises many cat toys.
At the H&C Animal Health booth, Chuck Latham Associates’ Jennifer Egwu was on hand to discuss Feliway calming products.
Tim Hall was proud to highlight individually wrapped, hand-crafted treats from Paws Gourmet.
Wholistic Pet Organics’ John Phillips, Jr., showed DC Shiba Inu Rescue’s Nathalie Abutaha his company’s Digestall Plus products. PB