Top 5: Reasons To Be An APPA Member

While Global Pet Expo is certainly a top benefit of joining the American Pet Products Association, there are a number of reasons membership to APPA can be your best business investment.

Here are the top 5:

  1. Grow Your Business

As a trade association, APPA provides a wealth of services and programs designed to meet its members’ business needs. From discount programs for insurance, shipping and public relations, to import/export services and educational seminars on a wide-spectrum of topics, these programs will help you prosper in the ever-growing global pet product market. For a snapshot of all the benefits members have access to, click here.

  1. Global Pet Expo

Global Pet Expo is the premier industry event presented by APPA and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). As the largest pet products trade show in the United States, the Show has the most qualified pet product buyers in attendance, including independent retailers, distributors, and mass-market buyers, representing 76 countries. In order to exhibit, companies must be a member of either APPA or PIDA.

In 2017, Global Pet Expo will take place March 22-24 in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit www.globalpetexpo.org.

  1. Market Research

Since 1988, The Association has been publishing the APPA National Pet Owner’s Survey, the industry’s most comprehensive consumer research study of demographics, buying habits and other traits of owners of dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles, small animals and equine. Published every other year, the Survey is the premier resource of its kind and APPA members receive a complimentary copy when a new one is published.

Additionally, APPA publishes the National Pet Market Opportunity Study, as well as its most recent APPA Generational Report, both of which are available to members at a discounted rate.

  1. Government & Regulatory Affairs Advocacy

APPA has an established Government and Regulatory Affairs Department whose activities are directed towards the advancement of its members and the pet industry through member cooperation and advocacy. We provide a comprehensive Products & the Law Library online exclusively available to APPA members, which includes summaries of current bills and proposed regulations that could impact your business as well as the industry as a whole. 

  1. Supporting the Industry. Leading the Way.

As the pet industry’s leading association, APPA strives to grow and support the industry in many ways beyond the direct services The Association provides its members. APPA has played a chief role in driving and developing significant programs designed to strengthen the pet industry while demonstrating the joys and benefits of pet ownership.

For more information on becoming an APPA member, visit our website today.

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