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Pet Industry Gathers for 4th Annual Pet Industry Leadership Conference - January 2019
Nearly 250 industry leaders attended the 4th Annual Pet Industry Leadership Conference January 27-30, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. The conference featured world-class speakers, unmatched networking opportunities, and engaging social events (learn more)

PIDA Elects New Officers and Directors.
Jeff Boyd, President of Lee Mar Pet in Vista California, was elected Chairman of the Board during PIDA's annual business meeting in San Antonio Texas. Other officers elected to serve in 2019 are Rob Chouinard, Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, Easton, PA, as Vice Chairman and Ryan Judge, Southeast Pet as Secretary-Treasurer. Keith Bornholtz, Central Pet Distribution, Walnut Creek, CA and Lloyd Campbell, AFCO Distribution, Spokane Valley, WA were elected to serve three-year terms as a directors. They join board members Peter Reid, Marshall Pet Products, Wolcott, NY, Clancy Lavins, Animal Supply Company, Orville, OH and Eric Zeigler, Zeigler's Distributor Inc, Lebanon, PA.

2018 Distribution and Manufacturing Software Guides Available. These guides are specifically developed for the unique needs of distribution and manufacturing communities. This 28th edition, is designed to assist with the evaluation, comparison and analyzation of various software products to find the best fit for your organization. To request a free copy, send an email to pida@kingmgmt.org

University of Innovative Distribution 2019 March 11-14.
Since 1994, the University of Innovative Distribution (UID) has been a renowned educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale-distribution industry. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored leading distribution trade associations including PIDA, in cooperation with the Innovative Distribution Program at Purdue University. Members receive discounted training. (learn more)

Sales Professional Training Camps for PIDA Members.
The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession training camp is the practical, career-changing sales training you have been looking for! (learn more)

Exclusive programs available to PIDA members webinars, publications and discount programs. Listen to webinars on-demand from ITR Economics, and register for upcoming programs through the members only web portal. Login is required. (learn more)

PIDA Distributors Deliver!
PIDA Distributor members recently participated in an industry size survey reporting the impact of pet product distribution on the industry. (View infographic)

INDUSTRY NEWS

Pets in the Classroom Announces Habitat Contest Winners. Winning entries are posted to the website. (read more)

Global Pet Expo 2019 Registration is Now Open. With more than 352,300 net square feet of exhibit space, the premier industry event has more to offer than any other industry trade show. Global Pet Expo, March 20-22, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. (learn more)

HABRI Awards Five Research Grants To Study Effects Of Human-Animal Interaction. The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) recently announced that it had awarded grants to five projects examining the effects of human-animal interaction on human health. (read more)

The new PLC Giving Network in partnership with GreaterGood.org and Rescue Bank is now LIVE! This portal helps maximize assistance from our generous pet care community to animal shelters, sanctuaries and rescue groups across the country. (read more)

2017 U.S. Pet Spending Highest to Date. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 2017 broke new records for pet spending in the United States. Last year, Americans spent over $69 billion on pets, an increase of 4% over 2016's $66 billion. Of that, pet food sales continue to account for the biggest portion, with over $29 billion spent. Veterinary care represented the second biggest portion at over $17 billion and is the fastest growing segment, having grown 7% in the past year. (learn more)

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