GPS for Pet Business, Building Your Company with Strategic Data Analysis & Planning
PIDA members who are looking for a better way to understand their markets have a new resource in their corner. John Gibbons, author of the monthly PIDA Pet Economics Report, is now available to help distributors get a better handle on their business drivers through strategic data analysis. Strategic Data Analysis digs deep into sales data that every distributor has, but few know how to analyze effectively. This is a custom program that will be uniquely tailored to each PIDA member. There is no charge for initial consultation, up to 1 ½ hours. Once a plan is agreed upon, an initial retainer of $1,000 will be charged against an hourly rate of $100. (Learn more)
Registration is open for the first 2017 Sales Training Camp! Feb28-Mar2, 2017, Dayton Ohio
The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession. Whether a sales rookie or long time veteran, this course will help all sales professionals immensely! This training will inspire immediately and have significant long term impact - changing behaviors and building consistent professional selling disciplines! Discount registration for PIDA members. Every event in 2016 was sold out and this first one for 2017 will fill up quickly. Learn more and register.
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.
2nd Annual Pet Industry Leadership Conference, January 30- February 2, 2017, Montage Laguna Beach.
The Pet Industry Leadership Conference is attended by nearly 300 of the pet industry’s leading voices, including CEOs, CFOs, Owners, V.P. Sales & Marketing and other C-level executives. All segments of the pet industry gather in a non-trade show setting, where the emphasis is on problem solving, not selling. Hear keynote speakers whose achievements are celebrated worldwide and learn how can help you stretch your goals. Get updates on the latest issues affecting the pet industry. Take part in the peer-to-peer dialog in a relaxed, resort environment that encourages collaborative thinking in a beautiful beach setting that offers a welcome respite from January's bitter cold. (Learn more)
2017 University of Innovative Distribution Registration Now Open
The University of Innovative Distribution (UID) is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. 2017 marks the 24th year that UID has been serving the supply chain. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by the leading distribution professional associations, in cooperation with the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation at Purdue University. Working together, these groups take great pride in providing a superior learning experience. (learn more)
HABRI Releases Results of Study of Role of Dog Walking in Heart Health Promotion
The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation today announced the results of a study exploring the effects of an email mediated intervention to increase walking in dog owners and non-dog owners, conducted by researchers at Purdue University and published in the journal Clinical Nursing Research. Findings of the study showed that a simple email intervention sharing the importance of walking and the positive impact of walking on a dog’s health were effective tools to promote walking. These interventions caused participants to increase and maintain dog walking over a 12-month period. Email intervention for non-dog owners also increased weekly minutes of walking compared with baseline measures and control groups, however dog owners accumulated significantly more walking minutes per week than non-dog owners. (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.
Global Pet Expo 2017 — Attendee Registration is Now Open. Registration for the 2017 Global Pet Expo is now open to qualified buyers. Join the growing number of pet retailers who attend the pet industry’s premiere event! Take advantage of over 30 free educational programs and 3 full days on the trade show floor. At Global Pet Expo, more than 1,000 companies from around the world showcase the latest and greatest products available for all types of pets including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals and horses. The Show features 13 football fields’ worth of pet products, more than 3,000 product-launches and 150 first-time exhibiting companies. Ranked one of the top 100 trade shows in the nation by Trade Show Executive Magazine, the Show has also grown in recent years with added special sections including the "International Pavilion," "Natural Pet," "Boutique," "Everything Aquatic," and "What’s New!" Learn more and register online
Pet Industry Spending Makes History, Surpasses $60 Billion
Bob Vetere, president and CEO of the American Pet Products Association (APPA), announced at Global Pet Expo, an annual trade show presented by APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), that overall spending in the pet industry for 2015 came in at a record $60.28 billion. The spending figures are part of APPA's annual comprehensive report that covers pet spending in the market categories of: food, supplies/over-the-counter (OTC) medications, veterinary care, live animal purchases and other services.