programs & resources

Resources for Distributors

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PIDA was organized in 1968 for the purpose of promoting programs and activities on behalf of the pet product wholesaler-distributor, we accomplish this through Exclusive Membership Benefits, Industry Events, Surveys & Publications, The Power of D for Distributors, and more.

PIDA and the Power of D

At PIDA, we are your advocate in sharing the value distributors bring to the supply chain in the pet industry. We call this the Power of D. Some feel that consolidation at the distributor level has reduced the Power of D. Don’t be fooled. Though distributors are fewer in number than in years past, the volume of products and dollars flowing through the channel is greater than ever.

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PIDA Distributors Deliver!

PIDA Distributor members recently participated in an industry size survey reporting the impact of pet product distribution on the industry. PIDA members deliver sales of $5.15 billion to drive industry growth and support for your products through 7.9 million square feet of warehouse space and 2.4 million deliveries annually. See full stats in this infographic to see why working with a distributor is the most effective way to get your products to the market.

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Pet Industry Leadership Summit

The largest gathering for pet industry executives takes place each January, where the emphasis is on collaboration and problem-solving, not selling, all in a resort setting. The Summit features world-class speakers, unmatched networking opportunities, and engaging social events. 

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Global Pet Expo

Global Pet Expo teams PIDA with the American Pet Products Association to introduce the year's hottest new products. It's the pet industry's premier trade show for both buyers and sellers, where new products, product lines and line extensions are launched. Exhibiting is open to Distributor and Associate members of PIDA, and members of APPA.

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Pet Store Pro

Free retailer training from Pet Store Pro gives busy pet store owners the time and resources to make sure that essential tasks get done right. Funded by PIDA distributors and developed by pet experts for pet retailers, this online program content is brand-neutral and advertising-free — so your retailer customers can apply what they learn immediately.

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Exclusive Member Services

The Pet Industry Distributors Association has partnered with several organizations to give members discounts on debt collection, energy savings, and data analysis.

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Exclusive Member Publications

As a member of the Pet Industry Distributors Association, companies can access several publications and surveys.

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Pida Programs

  • The Power of D
  • Global Pet Expo
  • PetStorePro
  • Pet Industry Leadership Summit

Pida Partners

  • Pets Classroom
  • Pet Advocacy Network
  • Petstore Day
  • habri
  • pgn