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Wednesday, March 4: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 5: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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NEWS FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Sealy Makes Eco-Friendly Bed
Sealy has introduced the Eco-Paw Sealy Dog Bed, which is officially licensed by International Pet Group (IPG) (booth 3750). The bed is made using recycled…
Premier Shampoo and Conditioner from EQyss
Premier Shampoo and Conditioner, from EQyss Pet Grooming Products (booth 4649), enhance shine, volumize the coat, and repel dust and dirt. EQyss Premier rinses easily…
Imperial Cat Goes Country with Cat Scratchers and Toys
Imperial Cat (booth 3825) has debuted its country-themed scratchers and toys. The collection includes the Animals Scratch ‘n Shape, Barn Scene Scratch ‘n Shape, Country…
Evanger’s Honors 80th Anniversary with Revamped Packaging
In honor of the company’s 80th anniversary, Evanger’s (booth 4259) has re-launched its USA Made Grain Free Hand Packed and Grain Free Signature Series Stews…
Loving Pets Amps Up Bowl Selection
Loving Pets (booth 1475) has introduced several bowls and diners for pets, including Bella Bowls Coastal and Cosmopolitan Collections, the Osso Diner, Pesce Diner and…
Look Who’s Happy Adds Floor Display to Sales Kit for Retailers
To support retailer sales and promote its entire family of premium dog treats, Look Who’s Happy (booth 4544) has added the pre-packed floor display to…
Natural Balance Offers Gluten-Free Food Option for Dogs and Cats
Natural Balance Pet Foods (booth 2047) has unveiled Original Ultra Whole Body Health dry food formulas for dogs and cats. The formulas were created by…
Gen7Pets’ Roller-Carrier
Gen7Pets (booth 643) has introduced the Roller-Carrier. Designed with Gen7Pets’ proprietary Smart-Level Platform and Smart-Comfort, the carrier offers an ideal experience for running errands, traveling…
P.L.A.Y’s Purr & Pounce Cat Tunnel and Leelo Cat Scratcher
P.L.A.Y. (booth 558) has introduced several cat scratchers and a cat tunnel. Arty is a versatile two-in-one cat scratcher. Designed with the fiercest scratchers in…
Soggy Doggy Doormat and Slopmat in Charcoal Grey
Soggy Doggy Productions (booth 3817) has added the Charcoal Grey Soggy Doggy Doormat and Soggy Doggy Slopmat, in recognition of the growing popularity of grey…
Petsafe Downsizes indigo Fresh Floss Bones
PetSafe (booth 2753) has unveiled indigo Fresh Mini Floss Bones. The long-lasting, grain-free dental chews are specifically designed for the diminutive mouths of dogs weighing…
ökocat Soft Step
Healthy Pet (booth 3257) has added ökocat Soft Step to its ökocat natural cat litter line. ökocat Soft Step is made from extra-lightweight, fine-wood granules…
Zuke’s Skinny Bakes 5’s
Zuke’s (booth 4127) has launched a natural and nutritious crunchy treat line that has a low calorie count, while keeping nutrition and taste high. Coming…
Bark n Bag Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with New Carrier
Bark n Bag (booth 404) has introduced its SkyBag Collection. The 10th Anniversary Limited Edition bag is a combination of the company’s Carrier One bag…
GfK Offers Analytic Tool for Understanding Pet Owners
Market-research company GfK has debuted its Pet Owner Navigator analytic tool for manufacturers and sellers in the pet retail marketplace. Through the tool, users can…
Quaker Pet Group Expands goDog Offerings
Quaker Pet Group (booth 2735) has added four collections to its goDog toy line. The additions include: Plush in Plush, Skinny Dragons, Ripperz Plush, and…
American Veterinary Distributors Association Supports HABRI with Donation
The Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation (booth 2408) received a $5,000 donation from the American Veterinary Distributors Association (AVDA). The donation will help HABRI…
Fresh to Home Freeze Dried Patties from Stewart by MiracleCorp
Stewart by MiracleCorp (booth 2319) has debuted Fresh to Home Freeze Dried Patties, which offer an easy to way to provide dogs with a raw…
Petmate Fetches More Chuckit! Toys
Petmate (booth 2935) has added five fetch toys to its Chuckit! brand. The new additions include Ultra Sling, Ultra Dart Spin, Ultra Dart Speed, Ultra…
New Products Showcase Winners Announced
Thursday evening, Bob Vetere, president and CEO of the American Pet Products Association, announced the winners of the New Products Showcase Awards at a ceremony…
Purina Unveils Pro Plan Bright Mind Foods
Nestlé Purina Petcare (booth 1935) has introduced the Pro Plan Bright Mind Adult 7+ formulas.   “Bright Mind formulas are helping senior dogs live better…
TropiClean Introduces Fresh Breath Drops
TropiClean (booth 1657) has unveiled its Fresh Breath Drops, which focus on providing the easiest solution for keeping pets’ breath fresh without brushing. The drops…
PetQuip Brings the British
PetQuip (booth 4470), the international trade association of pet equipment suppliers, is hosting a delegation of British exhibitors at this year’s Global Pet Expo. Five…
Aquatop’s Heater with Digital Controller
Aquatop (booth 1659) has introduced the TH-C Series Titanium Heater with digital controller. It is fully submersible, offers a compact design for versatile placement and…
Flexi Classic Leashes
Flexi (booth 835) has introduced its Classic range, a functional leash line with optional accessories, targeting the price-sensitive consumer. With an innovative, quick-response braking system…
Caru Bite Sized Soft ‘n Tasty Treats
Bite Sized Soft ‘n Tasty treats, from Caru (booth 4444), are chewy, square-inch baked treats made with USDA inspected, antibiotic- and hormone-free meat as the…
Essiac and Tru-Pine Pet Supplements
Essiac for Pets and Tru-Pine for Pets (booth 4256) supplements, distributed by Altramed Health Products, are ideal for pet parents that want to help keep…
Angels’ Eyes Plus
Angels’ Eyes (booth 526) has introduced Angels’ Eyes Plus Anti-Tear Stain Formula without antibiotics and Angels’ Eyes Gentle Tear Stain Wipes, which help remove dried mucus…
Elmira Pet Products Debuts Nutram Food in U.S.
Nutram Pet Products, a division of Elmira Pet Products Ltd., (booth 4085) is launching its balanced and optimized pet food lines in the United States…
National Animal Supplement Council Partners with PetHealthLive for Consumer Info Websites
The National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) (booth 3173) has entered a partnership with PetHealthLive to debut two websites for consumers on pet news, health tips…
Dexas Partners with Eastman Tritan to Develop Pet Travel Products
Dexas International (booth 1947) has partnered with Eastman Chemical Company for two of its pet travel products. The Popware for Pets Snack-DuO and H-DuO products…
Rush Direct Enters Feeding and Watering Segment with Stellar Bowls Line
Rush Direct (booth 3343) has debuted the Stellar Bowls line of stainless steel bowls for dogs and cats. The line features four collections, including Strong,…
Woof Gang Bakery to Open Five Corporate Stores
Orlando, Fla.-based Woof Gang Bakery, will open its first corporate-owned store in Savannah, Ga., in March. The franchise retail chain plans on opening four more…
The Metro Stripes Slow Feed Bowl from PetRageous
PetRageous Designs (booth 1219) has brought slow feeders back into its stoneware and designer plastic dog bowl lines. The Metro Stripes Slow Feed bowl features…
Tuggo Downsizes for Smaller Breeds
Tuggo Dog Toy LLC (booth 3585) has added the Tuggo Mini to its product offering. The Mini is a 7-in. diameter version of the original…
Grizzly Aids Joints
Grizzly Pet Products (booth 2019) has debuted Grizzly Joint Aid. Grizzly Joint Aid is a synergistic combination of glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and hyaluronic acid, carefully…
Loving Pets Love Treats
Loving Pets (booth 1475) has introduced two treats: Waggles and Puffsters Chips. Waggles are made from 100-percent natural, USA-grown chicken skins, providing a satisfyingly chewy…
Petsport Grows Eco-Friendly Toy Offerings
Petsport (booth 2117) has added four collections to its eco-frie ndly canvas toy line: Canvas Crawler, Forest Friends, Safari Suede and Bushy Buddies. Canvas Crawlers…
Petmate Provides Nighttime Visibility with Collar and Leash Collections
Petmate (booth 2935) has unveiled Glow in the Dark collars and leashes that provide nighttime visibility. The colorful glow-in-the-dark collars and leashes feature high-visibility patterns…
WellPet Adds to Wellness CORE Line
WellPet (booth 3401) has added three food options to its Wellness CORE family of products. Wellness CORE is a family of grain-free, natural pet food, treats…
Barkworthies Gets a New Look
Barkworthies (booth 3689) has re-branded its logo, advertising and packaging. The new tagline, “Naturally Healthy, Naturally Happy,” that accompanies the logo further reinforces the brand’s…
British Pet Food Maker Canagan Makes U.S. Debut
The Canagan pet food line, from British-based Symply Pet Foods Limited (booth 3184), is making its U.S. debut at Global Pet Expo. Canagan’s range of…
Piddle Place Makes Commitment to Help Pet Adopters Train Pets
In an effort to help pet adopters house train new pets, Piddle Place (booth 1856) has made a commitment to donate its Piddle Place pet…
PIDA and APPA to Host 2016 Management Conference and Supplier Trade Show
The Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) (booth 2301) and American Pet Products Association (APPA) (booth 2401) will join forces to host the first-annual Pet Industry…
All-in-One Filtration from Boyd Enterprises
 Chemi-pure Blue Nano packets, from Boyd Enterprises (booth 1649), are all-in-one aquarium filtration media packets. The easy-to-use, conveniently sized nylon packets offer superior filtration in…
Bare Knuckle and Rocky Rollers from Jones Natural Chews Co.
Jones Natural Chews Co. (booth 4101) has debuted the Bare Knuckle, an USA-made, all-natural beef crown knuckle. It does not have any natural smoke or…
Wellness Unveils TruFood Food and Treats for Dogs and Cats
WellPet (booth 3401) has introduced the Wellness TruFood product line, which is made with whole foods blended by hand and baked in small batches to…
Grizzly Pet Products' Powerful Antioxidant
Grizzly Pet Products (booth 2019) has introduced Krill Oil. It is a powerful antioxidant supplement for pets, providing a safeguard against free radicals (unstable harmful…
The Animal House from Jewett-Cameron
Jewett-Cameron (booth 1777) has unveiled its Animal House product line, which is a secure pet living solution for the home. The modular panel design offers…
Treats from Emerald Pet Receive Packaging Makeover
Emerald Pet Products (booth 4234) has updated the packaging for its Smart n’ Tasty Feline Dental Treats and Little Duckies dog treats. The packaging highlights…
All Four Paws Kissing Booth Benefits Global Pet Expo’s Featured Charity
The maker of the Comfy Cone e-collar, Imagine That International, Inc.—doing business as All Four Paws (booth 1301)—is hosting a kissing booth at Global Pet…

SHOW DAILY FEATURES

Suggestive Selling 101
In a specialty business like pet retailing, your associates have many opportunities to make an excellent impression on your customers and to boost sales at…
Shop 'Til You Bark
Forget the throwaway society. Consumers are buying higher-quality items these days, and that includes pet owners looking for everything from beds to fashions to gourmet…
Schooled in Fish
In a pet industry that is often largely dominated by dogs and cats, the aquatics trade is an underdog working its way back into the…
Jump-Starting Sales
The pet industry continues to see strong growth, but at some point, sales will inevitably slow down. In fact, this may have already started to…
Only in Orlando
Think you know Orlando? Think again. Both frequent Orlando, Fla., vacationers and once-a-year business-related travelers alike are familiar with many of the region’s most famous…
Evolution in Skin Care
Skin conditions in dogs are the No. 1 reason for veterinarian visits. The dog might be scratching or exhibit very dry skin with flaking, hair…
The View from the Top
This is an exciting time in the pet care market, and Global Pet Expo has gathered all of the best and the brightest companies and…
Q&A: PIDA's Steve King
In January, PIDA held its annual Management Conference. How did it go? What were some of the highlights? Are there any changes coming for future…
A Natural Fit
The natural pet products movement began as a niche trend. People were looking for healthier and safer options for themselves and their children; and as…
Creating New Pet Owners
Want to see a child smile? How about two million children smiling? That is the impact The Pet Care Trust’s Pets in the Classroom program…
APPA's Professional Women's Network
For those who are wondering, what is American Pet Product Association’s Professional Women’s Network (PWN), and why was it established back in 2009?Marian Thielsen: The…
Identifying the Next Generation of Pet Owners
Pet marketers are on the trail of something important. They need to track down their next generation of dominant customers. Baby Boomers, who account for…
An Industry United
Across the country, state legislatures have been in session for roughly two months now. In most states, this will be the first year of a…
Socially Savvy
It seems that almost daily, a new blog post gets pushed out by some marketing or social media “expert” talking about Facebook “killing organic reach”…
Don't Go Without a Road Map
We’re used to GPS systems guiding us when we drive. Punch in the address and follow the directions, right? Well, kind of. You may find…
Pet Industry Evolution
As buyers and exhibitors descend on the Orange County Convention Center to kick off Global Pet Expo 2015, the pet industry—while healthy overall—is very much…
Gaining Momentum
From your perspective, what is the state of the pet industry?Bob Vetere: It’s remarkably good. There was a lot of concern around the middle of…
Bigger and Better
How does the size of this year’s Global Pet Expo compare to previous editions of the show, in terms of the number of exhibitors and…
A Global Perspective
What is The International Pavilion and why was it created?Anne Ferrante: The International Pavilion was created to encourage the expansion of international trade opportunities at…
Seven Key Pet Trends
If there was a gluten-free smartphone app for pampered pets owned by doting Millennials, it would have premiered in 2014. Like so many other industries,…
Enhancing the Retail Experience
How can you increase your “Retail Readiness“ in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace? Let’s start with a baseline comparison of your store and what things you can…
Big Potential for Small Retailers
Good news! Recent surveys continue to predict a bright future for the pet industry. Contributing factors include the boom in pet ownership and the tendency…
Success with Pet Supplements
Supplements have become one of the fastest-growing niches in the pet industry in recent years, with an astounding assortment of options to consider. But with…
Surviving to Thriving
For business owners and operators, participating in a 20 group can be a valuable tool in revealing a company’s strengths and weaknesses. Spader Business Management…