Woof Gang Bakery's Founder To Speak at Pet Connections Expo



Paul Allen, founder and CEO of Woof Gang Bakery, will speak to independent retailers on Propelling Storefront Pet Business Growth by Adding Services to Your Operations at this year's Pet Connections Expo.   


Allen will be speaking about business opportunities independent retailers have by adding services, such as grooming, into their establishments on Oct. 15. 


“I am pleased to be a part of this year’s Pet Connections Expo and excited to share with attendees my perspective on the current state of the pet industry. In particular, I’ll be discussing my point of view on the important role that grooming and services play in storefront specialty pet retail businesses. I look forward to sharing my experiences in building Woof Gang Bakery and the competitive advantages that brick-and-mortar stores can cultivate to compete with big box stores and online retailers,” said Allen. 


Pet Connections Expo provides free, educational content for independent pet retailers to help strengthen their businesses and compete against online giants and traditional brick and mortar chains. After two years in Oaks, Pa., the show moves to its new venue at the NJ Convention & Expo Center from Oct. 15-16. 


The expo will continue to focus on important topics for independent pet retailers. The event will bring together pet industry buyers and suppliers to the Northeast, from around the entire country. 


“We are happy to be bringing our 2019 program to New Jersey and the opportunity to further our reach to retailers to participate before the busy holiday season. We are excited about our lineup of speakers and the vast experiences that these industry visionaries will contribute to the program. In addition to the mainstage speakers, we have a number of great Campfire Sessions throughout the two days that will certainly help retailers to succeed and grow their businesses,” said Bill Doherty, ICDevents president and show director. 


Pet Connections Expo will cover the use of pet products containing Cannabis and Cannabis derivatives, including CBD, with a panel discussion moderated by Bill Bookout, founder and CEO of National Animal Supplement Council, entitled Essential Considerations Before You Add CBD Products. 


Dave Ratner will provide a presentation called Creating Customer Love, How to Get and Keep LOYAL Customers. 


Using Traditional Chinese Medicine Food Therapy principles, Dr. Judy Morgan will guide retailers on how to recommend the best foods to help individual pet needs. 


Pet Connections Expo is also introducing a two and a half hour Boot Camp for independent pet retailers, Tactical Lessons to Drive More Sales this Holiday Season, facilitated by Lynn Switanowski of Creative Business Consulting Group. The session will kick on Oct. 16 and will contain easy-to-implement strategies for businesses to drive more sales for the holiday season and beyond.


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