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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.

Pet Business Names Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) President Steve King as its 2016 Pet Industry Executive of the Year
During his more than a quarter century as the president of the Pet Industry Distributors Association, Steve King has been able to use diplomacy and a broad vision of what is best for the pet trade to benefit the entire industry ... (read more)

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 Reports Record-Setting Year
Global Pet Expo 2016 experienced record setting attendance and new product launches during the three-day show. Now in its twelfth year, Trade Show Executive Magazine's (TSE) "Greatest Show on Earth," Global Pet Expo, presented by APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), featured more than 320,000 net square feet of exhibit space (nearly 10,000 feet larger than 2015), to accommodate the growing numbers in booths and attendees.

In 2016, Global Pet Expo experienced an impressive spike in domestic buyers at 4,679, an 8.4% increase over last year, with a total of 6,170 buyers in attendance ... 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.

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.

"The pet humanization trend is alive and well and continues to drive growth at the premium end of the market," said Vetere. "As millennials prepare to take the reins from the baby boomer generation as the primary demographic of pet owners, they stand to further develop this trend." ... read more.



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