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What will the pet retail landscape look like in 2020?

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  1. The industry will remain a diverse collection of retailers (39.1%)
  2. The market will be completely dominated by big-box specialty retailers (13.0%)
  3. Mass and grocery stores will overtake specialty retailers (4.3%)
  4. Online retailers will make brick-and-mortar stores obsolete (8.7%)
  5. Independent pet specialty stores/chains will grow more prominent (34.8%)

What feature of Global Pet Expo are you most looking forward to?

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  1. New Products Showcase (43.8%)
  2. Global Pet Expo Academy Seminars (6.2%)
  3. Meeting/Networking with Suppliers (18.8%)
  4. Visiting Specialized Show Floor Sections (6.2%)
  5. Allan L. Levey Golf Tournament (6.2%)
  6. Retailer Excellence Awards (18.8%)

What is your biggest source of competition?

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  1. Grocery & Mass Retailers (14.3%)
  2. Big-Box Pet Stores (35.7%)
  3. Other Independent Pet Stores (21.4%)
  4. Online Retailers (28.6%)

What is your preferred source for information about new products?

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  1. trade publications (60.0%)
  2. trade shows (10.0%)
  3. Internet (15.0%)
  4. distributors (5.0%)
  5. sales & marketing reps (10.0%)

What is the key to reinvigorating the aquarium hobby?

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  1. Expose more young people to the hobby (42.9%)
  2. Focus on products that make aquarium keeping easier (21.4%)
  3. Focus on products that make aquarium keeping less expensive (14.3%)
  4. Offering services to make aquarium hobbyists successful (14.3%)
  5. Prominently position in-store aquarium displays (7.1%)