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Avoid High Electricity Bills
The polar vortex triggered two extreme weather events in January 2014, which caused many residential and commercial customers in the U.S. to experience costly electricity bills this winter. Some electricity suppliers dramatically increased their charges; some even quadrupled the variable prices billed to customers. If you noticed an increase in your electricity bills, then your bill and contract should be analyzed as soon as possible. The electricity market is very volatile. Read More

2014 Computer Software Guides Available for members. The Distribution Software Guide is a one-of-a-kind compilation that serves as the primary resource for detailed distribution research in software selection projects. This Guide provides detailed vendor information and feature matrixes for Enterprise Distribution and Complementary Solutions. The Manufacturing Software Guide is designed to assist the Manufacturer in evaluating, comparing and analyzing which software products fit your unique processes and business operations. Order a copy

PIDA distributor sales increase to 3.3 billion
PIDA recently surveyed its fifty-three distributor members to find out what portion of the industry’s annual sales flow through distributors. The results reveal a segment of the market that is large and growing. PIDA-member distributors collectively did more than $3.3 billion in sales at wholesale last year. This translates to more than $4.45 billion in retail sales, assuming an average gross margin of 35%.
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Pet Store Pro Takes Retail Training to the Next Level
New features enhance accessibility and ease of use.
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PIDA presents lifetime achievement award to Dr. Bern Levine
Dr. Bern Levine was presented with the prestigious PIDA Lifetime Achievement Award during the PIDA Management Conference last month in Chandler, Arizona. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a member of the pet industry who has made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the health and well-being of the pet industry and pet product distributors. A panel of past chairmen of PIDA selects the award recipient and the award is presented only when a truly outstanding individual is identified.
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The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession™ August 5-7, 2014
The Association Education Alliance (AEA), in partnership with PIDA, announces dates for the 2014 Sales Professional Training Camp. The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession™, taking place August 5-7 2014 in Dayton, Ohio, features 2-1/2 days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team.
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INDUSTRY NEWS

Retailer Excellence Award Winners Announced at Global Pet Expo 2014
Global Pet Expo Officials are proud to announce the winners of the Third Annual Global Pet Expo Retailer Excellence Awards. The Awards Program, sponsored by Coastal Pet Products, took place at the Show's Pet Industry Breakfast, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Individual awards were sponsored by Cardinal Labs, ProLabs, and Wholesalepet.com.
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Global Pet Expo, the World's Largest Annual Pet Products Trade Show, Reports Record-Breaking Numbers
Global Pet Expo2014 was a huge success, reporting record-breaking numbers in exhibitors, buyer and media attendance and total booths sold. Experiencing an increase in growth on all fronts, the 10th Annual Show featured 5,597 buyers in attendance, a five percent increase over last year, more than 3,000 new pet product launches, 985 exhibitors and 2,896 booths sold - the highest post-show numbers to date.
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Pet Care Trust offers Cure to 2nd Semester Boredom through Classroom Pets
Grants available to eligible Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers nationwide
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Absorption Corp Becomes Healthy Pet®
Absorption Corp is excited to announce its new identity as Healthy Pet®
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