Retailer Excellence Award Winners Announced at Global Pet Expo 2016

Global Pet Expo and Pet Business are proud to announce the winners of the Fifth Annual Retailer Excellence Awards. The Awards Ceremony took place during the Show’s Pet Industry Breakfast on Thursday March 17, 2016. 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:

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All Pets Considered of Greensboro, NC
Best Overall Single-Store Retailer: This award recognizes a single-store retailer for excelling in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.
http://www.allpetsconsidered.com

TailSpin of Savannah, GA
Best Overall Retailer (2 – 10 stores): This award recognizes multi-unit retailers with less than 10 stores for excelling in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.
http://www.tailsspin.com

Natural Pawz of Houston & Austin, TX
Best Overall Retailer (10 or more stores): This award recognizes multi-unit retailers with more than 10 stores for excelling in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.
https://naturalpawz.com

Pet Express of Boston, MA
Best Live Animal Retailer: This award recognizes a retailer that excels in sales, promotion, display and knowledge of the dedicated live-animal category.
http://www.petexpressboston.com

Gorge Dog of Hood River, OR
Merchandising Excellence: This award recognizes their outstanding creative techniques to promote sales and services.
http://www.gorgedog.com/Gorge_Dog/Home.html

Woof Gang Bakery of Orlando, FL
Multi-Service Excellence: This award recognizes their effective offering of a broad spectrum of services including grooming, training, boarding, etc.
http://woofgangbakery.com/locations/

Brookside Barkery & Bath of Kansas City, MO
Marketing Excellence: 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.
http://barkerybath.com

Blackbird’s Bowl of St. Morris, IL
Customer Service Excellence: This award recognizes an unmatched level of customer service, demonstrates familiarity with products and services, etc.
http://www.blackbirdsbowl.com

Healthy Pet Products of Pittsburgh, PA
Store Design Excellence: This award honors excellence in overall store design including merchandising displays, store layout, curb appeal and more.
http://www.healthypetproducts.net

Pet Things of Douglasville, GA
Community Service Excellence: This honor recognizes fellowship, integrity and a clear demonstration that the store is committed to giving back to the community.
http://petthingsstore.com

Entries were judged by a committee consisting of Global Pet Expo and Pet Business Media staff members. For more information about the Show, please visit www.globalpetexpo.org.

Introducing the New Products Showcase Winners from Global Pet Expo 2016

With nearly 1,000 new pet products entered into this year’s New Products Showcase, the buyers in attendance definitely had their work cut out for them in choosing the most innovative, useful, and groundbreaking products for 2016.

Well, the votes are in, and the winners are…..New Product Showcase

AQUATICS 

Best In Show
Jellyfish Cylinder Nano
Jellyfish Art LLC

Second Place
Finding Dory Aquatic Line
Penn-Plax, Inc.

Third Place
Aqueon NeoGlow™ Aquarium Kits
Central Garden & Pet

BIRD

Best In Show
Eco-friendly Birdhouse
Le Sharma Trading, Inc.

 Second Place
Exclusive Happy Beaks Bird Toys
A&E Cage Co., LLC

Third Place
BLOCKS N KNOTS
Sweet Feet & Beak

BOUTIQUE 

Best In Show
PetCakes Holiday Series
PetCakes by Lucky Paws, LLC

Second Place
Dog is My Zen Collection
Dog Is Good

Third Place
The Original Pup for a Charming Boy & Darling Girl
The Lazy Dog Cookie Co., Inc.

CAT 

Best In Show
Bark-N-Cats- Now cats are really barking up the right tree!
Ware Manufacturing

Second Place
Cat Love Woodland Mouse Hunt Interactive Toy
Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.

Third Place
Vesper Cat Furniture-Red
Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.

DOG 

Best In Show
Humunga Bling
Moody Pet, Inc.

Second Place
Earth Animal No-Hide- All Natural Raw Hide Alternative Chews
Earth Animal

Third Place
iFetch Frenzy
iFetch

NATURAL PET

Best In Show
YakySNACKS’ YakyYUM and YakyCHURRO
Himalayan Corporation

Second Place
WHIMZEES Variety Value Box
Paragon Pet Products USA Inc.

Third Place
Eco-Friendly Natural Pet Toys
Le Sharma Trading, Inc.

REPTILE  

Best In Show
Zilla Turtle Trunk
Central Garden & Pet

Second Place
Exo Terra Small Decor
Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.

Third Place
Zoo Med Skyscraper Terrerium
Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc.

SMALL ANIMAL

Best In Show
Kaytee Crittertrail LED Lighted Habitat
Central Garden & Pet

Second Place
Brown’s® Tropical Carnival® Play Barns with Hay
F. M. Brown’s, Inc.

Third Place
Critter X is back, BUT it is Critter X Connects
Ware Manufacturing

POINT OF PURCHASE 

Best In Show
Dogs are really going Ape for Gorilla Chews, Chomps and Tugs
Ware Manufacturing

Second Place
Treat Planet Ultimate Chew Display
Treat Planet, LLC 

Third Place
TropiClean Fresh Breath Dental Center Floor Stand
TropiClean Pet Products