Pet Food Experts Hosts Annual PFEXPO East
Pet Food Experts hosted its annual customer appreciation event and buying show, PFEXPO East, at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort on Sept. 6-7. Over 600 attendees came representing 14 states from the PFX Northeast and Mid-Atlantic territories.
PFEXPO is an event where retailers can learn about the newest products in the Pet Food Experts portfolio, get deals on products, and connect with the vendor community and the Pet Food Experts team.
The show started with a Lunch & Learn event where attendees saw five educational seminars given by industry experts from eTailpet, Pet Boss Nation, NextPaw, the Pet Sustainability Coalition and Super Snouts Hemp Company.
As the show floor opened, over 400 people attended a DCM presentation given by Nate Thomas of BSM Partners, Dr. Renee Streeter, DVM, DACVN, and Dr. Brad Quest DVM. The three industry experts with backgrounds in pet food formulation addressed the cause and effects of Dilated Cardiomyopathy in dogs.
Retailers were able to take advantage of over 300 deals from the 112 vendors showcasing at PFEXPO. Attendees got to participate in a show floor scavenger hunt for the chance to win a raffle prize, and could participate in an evening event at Game On! where 490 attendees played vendor-sponsored bowling and arcade games.
Pet Food Experts is a fourth-generation family-owned and operated company headquartered in Pawtucket, R.I. The company delivers to over 4,000 retailers in 32 states out of five distribution centers located in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Washington, and Colorado.