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1st Annual Pet Industry Leadership Conference a Success
Over 250 pet industry leaders representing manufacturing, distribution and retail convened at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona, for the 1st Annual Pet Industry Leadership Conference. The energy of this new format was felt throughout the week packed with programming and networking events. Attendees seized the opportunity to reconnect with industry colleagues, make new contacts and mingle with companies not normally accessible in day to day operations more.

PIDA Members Endorse New Credit Exchange
PIDA has partnered with Inet Credit Exchange (ICE) to create an industry exchange that will help our members make faster and more accurate decisions when extending credit to independent pet stores. ICE has a track record of reducing bad debt within an industry ... read more.

Registration is Now Open for the 2016 University of Innovative Distribution, March 6-9, 2016. Since 1994, the University of Innovative Distribution (UID) has been a renowned educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale-distribution industry. The faculty of the University of Innovative Distribution features renowned wholesale-distribution though-leaders, including university professors, industry experts, authors and consultants. Learn more at

Dates announced for the 2016 Sales Professional Training Camps with Don Buttrey.
Through PIDA�s partnership with the Association Education Alliance (AEA), members can attend the Four Pillars of the Sales Profession training course at a discounted rate. Dates are March 1-3, May 24-26 and August 9-11 in Dayton, Ohio. This program features two and a half days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER


Global Pet Expo Named 'Greatest Show on Earth' by Trade Show Executive Magazine.
Andy Darmohraj, American Pet Products Association (APPA) Executive Vice President and COO, is proud to announce that in addition to being recognized by Trade Show Executive (TSE) for the past six years in their Gold 100 Awards, Global Pet Expo is now being recognized with the top honor of Greatest Show on Earth. The award is a result of the 2014 Show, which was also the 10th Anniversary Show ... read more.

Pet Ownership Saves $11.7 Billion in Health Care Costs . The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation today announced the findings of a new economic study on the healthcare cost savings associated with pet ownership. The economic analysis, conducted by two researchers from George Mason University, calculated an $11.7 billion savings in U.S. healthcare costs as a result of pet ownership ... read more.



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