Retailer Excellence Award Winners Announced at Global Pet Expo 2013

We’re proud to announce the winners of the Second Annual Global Pet Expo Retailer Excellence Awards. The Awards Ceremony took place at the Show’s Pet Industry Breakfast, Thursday, February 21, 2013. The Retailer Excellence Awards are designed to honor outstanding independent pet stores in a variety of categories. The following retailers received designated awards in each of the 10 different categories:

West Lebanon Feed & Supply of West Lebanon, NH

Best Overall Single-Store Retailer: Awarded to Curt and Sharon Jacques, this award recognizes a single-store retailer for excelling in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.

Paws Natural Pet Emporium of Richland, WA

Best Overall Multi-Unit Retailer (less than 10 stores): Awarded to Doyle and Dorothy Hunter, this award recognizes multi-unit retailers with less than 10 stores for excelling in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.

Kriser’s of Chicago, IL

Best Overall Multi-Unit Retailer (more than 10 stores): Awarded to Brad Kriser and Ken Grouf, this award recognizes multi-unit retailers with more than 10 stores for excelling in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.

Absolutely Fish of West Clifton, NJ

Best Live-Animal Specialty Store: Awarded to Patrick Donston, this award recognizes excellence in sales, promotion, display, concern and knowledge of a dedicated live-animal category.

Treats Unleashed of Chesterfield, MO

Merchandising Excellence Award: Awarded to Teresa and Ian Miller, this award recognizes their outstanding creative techniques to promote sales and services.

Healthy Spot of Santa Monica, CA

Multi-Service Excellence Award: Awarded to Andrew Kim and Mark Boonnark, this award recognizes their effective offering of a broad spectrum of services including grooming, training, boarding, etc.

TailsSpin of Savannah, GA

Marketing Excellence Award:Awarded to Jusak Yang Bernhard and Jeffrey Manley, this award honors effective execution in sales and promotional techniques to increase sales and customers including the use of advertising, public relations, social media and more.

Chew On This Dog Barkery of Frankfort, IL

Customer Service Excellence Award: Awarded to Teresa Kara, this award recognizes an unmatched level of customer service, demonstrates familiarity with products and services, etc.

Royal Pets Market & Resort of Carollwood, FL

Excellence in Store Design Award: Awarded to Denise Wolin-Gore and Joe Gore, this award honors excellence in overall store design including merchandising displays, store layout, curb appeal and more.

Chuck & Don’s of Mahtomedi, MN

Community Service Award: Awarded to Chuck Anderson and Bob Hartzell, this honor recognizes fellowship, integrity and a clear demonstration that the store is committed to giving back to the community.

Entries were judged by a committee consisting of Global Pet Expo media, staff, members, as well as a panel of select retailers. For more information about the Show, please visit www.globalpetexpo.org.

New Products Showcase Winners Announced for Global Pet Expo 2013

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) are pleased to announce the New Products Showcase winners from this year’s Global Pet Expo, held February 20- 22, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

AQUATICS

Best In Show

NoClean Aquariums, Booth 3181

Self-Cleaning Betta Aquarium

Second Place

Central Garden and Pet, Booth 1901

Aqueon LED Bubble Wands

Third Place

RefinedKind Pet Products, Booth 3617

Zooquariums

 

BIRD

Best In Show

Fetch-It Pets Inc., Booth 650

ZOO CHEWS FORAGING BIRD TOYS

Second Place

Prevue Pet Products Inc., Booths 2867, 2967

Pop up Park

Third Place

A&E Cage Co. LLC, Booth 1919

Java Wood Bird Toys

 

BOUTIQUE

Best In Show

Aquatica Gallery LLC, Booth 2987

Classic Paws Furniture-Style Pet Bed- Tyson Pet Bed Collection

Second Place

Dog SnorZ, Booth 582

Dog Snorz designer pillowcases

Third Place

Bow Wow Couture, Booth 315

Dog Collar with Bow/Bow Tie

 

CAT

Best In Show

Ware Manufacturing, Booths 2567 & 2667

Earthly Elements Curves

Second Place

PetSafe, Booths 3251 & 2757

FroliCat DART DUO

Third Place

PetSafe, Booths 3251 & 2757

FroliCat POUNCE

 

DOG

Best In Show

The Company of Animals, Booth 1583

Green

Second Place

Petstages Inc., Booth 1409

CRUNCHCORE Chewing Dog Toys

Third Place

Dog Gone Smart, Booth 2974

Dirty Dog Floor Runner

 

NATURAL PET

Best In Show

Ware Manufacturing, Booth 2567 & 2667

Bamboozles

Second Place

Fromm Family Foods LLC, Booth 3115

Fromm Four-Star Pork & Peas Recipe for Dogs

Third Place

The Pet Hydration People LLC, Booth 4219

LICKS Liquid Vitamins

 

REPTILE

Best In Show

Penn-Plax Inc., Booth 2413

Reptology Stone Hide-Away

Second Place

BioBubble Pets, Booth 1977

Terrarium Riser

Third Place

A&E Cage Co. LLC, Booth 1919

Reptile Javarium

 

SMALL ANIMAL

Best In Show

Ware Manufacturing, Booths 2567 & 2667

Critter Timbers

Second Place

A&E Cage Co. LLC, Booth 1919

Java Wood Natural Small Animal Chew Toys

Third Place

Ware Manufacturing, Booth 2567 & 2667

Rice Pop Paddy

 

POINT-OF-PURCHASE

Best In Show

Tropiclean Pet Products (Div. of Cosmos Corp.), Booth 2313

Tropiclean End Cap

Second Place

Ware Manufacturing, Booths 2567 & 2667

Chick-N-Cantina

Third Place

Timberline Live Pet Foods, Booth 1135

Cricket Display Case