Retailer Excellence Awards at Global Pet Expo

GREENWICH, Conn.—Officials from Global Pet Expo and Pet Business magazine have announced the first-ever Global Pet Expo Retailer Excellence Awards to be presented at Global Pet Expo 2012.

The awards were designed to honor outstanding independent pet stores in a variety of categories. Awards will be given to one retailer in each of the seven different award categories:

• Global Pet Expo Retailer of the Year
• Merchandising Excellence
• Multi-Service Excellence
• Marketing Excellence
• Customer Service Excellence
• Excellence in Store Design
• Community Service

“Retailers play an integral role in the success of Global Pet Expo, and we are thrilled to be offering recognition for their efforts through these new awards,” said Andrew Darmohraj, senior vice president of the American Pet Products Association (APPA); APPA presents the show in conjunction with the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). “We truly value and appreciate all that our pet retailers do for this industry.”

The awards will be presented during an ceremony set to take place at Global Pet Expo’s Pet Industry Breakfast on Thurs., March 1 at 7:45 a.m. in the Valencia Ballroom at the Orange County Convention Center.

For more information, see the ballot on page 10 of this issue of Pet Business or visit