;;ooth traffic has been terrific,; said ;oey ;errick, president and founder of
Lucy Pet. “We’ve seen so many customers who are all happy about our new
;owever, attendees who did not make it to the booth might have already
missed the bus;literally. ;errick said the spay and neuter bus is heading back
on the road, and he will be redesigning the booth for future shows. Attendees
can expect something “eclectic and homegrown,” he said, adding that he doesn’t
want the booth to have a “slick, corporate” feel.
;aving the opportunity to talk to customers in person was valuable to Moderna Products America, based in Gaffney, S.C. Global Pet Expo served as an opportunity to have its products recognized “as being U.S. made with high-quality
designs and value pricing,; said ;ruce ;. Flant;er, Moderna’s ;orth American
director of sales and marketing.
Moderna asked show attendees to leave their ;ohn ;ancock on a wall banner
at the company’s booth, and for each signature the company received, Moderna
donated ;; to ;arma ;escue, a ;os Angeles-based nonprofit.
The fundraiser was modeled after a similar one launched by Moderna’s ;uro-pean headquarters at the Zoomark International pet trade show a couple of years
ago. Flantzer said the company secured more than 1,500 signatures at Zoomark
and donated more than 1,500 euros in the name of the European pet industry.
“The value of the show for us is that we’ve always been known as a European
company, and now we can truly be known as both a European and American
company,” Flantzer said.
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors
Association honored Andrea Arden as the 2017 recipient of Global Pet Expo’s annual
Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award.
APPA president and CEO Bob Vetere presented the award to Arden on March 23 in
Orlando, Fla., at the Purina media reception held in conjunction with Global Pet Expo,
which was held March 22 to 24 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Arden’s career in television began 22 years ago with her Emmy-award-winning
show, “The Pet Department.” Now, she is a frequent contributor to “The Today
Show,” “Live With Kelly,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and many others.
She provides media with trends within the pet industry, tips on training and responsi-
ble pet ownership as well as pet education. She is also the on-camera trainer for An-
imal Planet’s “America’s Cutest Dog and Cat,” “Dogs101,” “Cats101” and “Underdog
Arden is dedicated to utilizing her position in the media to educate pet owners
about how to best enrich and prolong the lives of companion animals and advocate
for rescue animals and the organizations tasked with helping them.
In addition to her extensive television work and advocacy, Arden has been
the behavior columnist for Dog Fancy, as well as a contributing writer for the AKC
Gazette and Modern Dog. She has also written four books: “Barron’s Dog Training
Bible,” “Dog-Friendly Dog Training,” “Train Your Dog the Lazy Way,” and “The Little
Book of Dog Tricks.”
“Andrea Arden works tirelessly to educate pet owners across the country and
help enhance the relationships between pets and their people,” said APPA executive
vice president and COO Andy Darmohraj. “We’re thrilled to honor her at Global Pet
Expo for all she’s contributed to the industry.”
The American Pet Products Association and the Pet Industry Distributors Association have named the ;ew Products Showcase winners from this year’s Global Pet Expo.
THE WINNERS ARE:
Best In Show: Seriphos Drop Off Aquarium from Elive
Second Place: ;elly ;ylinder ; from ;ellyfish Art
Third Place: Brio 35 Urban Eco Garden from Deepwater Aquatics
Best In Show: ;SA ;appy ;eaks Toys from A;; ;age ;o.
Second Place: ;ird Temp;;igital Infrared Thermometer from ;oo Med ;aboratories
Third Place: ;co-Friendly ;ird ;est from ;e Sharma Trading Inc.
Best In Show: ;ake-at-;ome ;irthday ;ake Mix for ;ogs from The ;a;y ;og ;ookie ;o.
Second Place: ;odo ;ird Family; ;a; the ;ad, ;arb the Mom and ;illy the ;aby ;odo
Birds from Think Outside
Third Place: PetCakes Frozen Yogurt Treats from PetCakes by Lucky Paws
Best In Show: Catysmile Backpack Cat Carrier from Primetime Petz
Second Place: The ;ridge from Molly and Friends ;at Furniture ;o.
Third Place: Side Table Cat Bed from Sauder Woodworking Co.
Best In Show: Qwizl from West Paw Design
Second Place: Paw5 Wooly from Paw5
Third Place: Tropi;lean ;atural Flea ; Tick from Tropi;lean
Best In Show: ;o-;ide ;og ;hews;Pork from ;arth Animal
Second Place: ;uff ;one from ;imalayan ;orp.
Third Place: ;anna;oost ;;;;;emp full spectrum extract from PawFlex Inc.
Best In Show: ;xo Terra ;ecko Food from ;olf ;. ;agen ;;SA; ;orp.
Second Place: ;xo Terra Tall Terrarium from ;olf ;. ;agen ;;SA; ;orp.
Third Place: ;illa Front-;pening Terrarium from ;entral ;arden ; Pet ;o.
Best In Show: ;aytee ;un-About ;all ;;; ;ight ;ainbow ; inch from ;entral ;arden ; Pet ;o.
Second Place: ;alkin’ ;heels Mini ;heelchair from ;alkin’ Pets by ; andicappedpets.com
Third Place: ;aytee ;ritterhome ;;-by-;;-inch ;eluxe ;abitat ;arge from ;entral ;arden ; Pet ;o.
POINT OF PURCHASE
Best In Show: ;arge Meowi;uana ;etail ;isplay ;ox from Meowi;uana
Second Place: Earth Rated 2017 collection from Earth Rated
Third Place: ;aytee ;rittertrail ;uilding Station from ;entral ;arden ; Pet ;o.
ANDREA ARDEN ACCEPTS
EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM
AWARD AT GLOBAL PET EXPO
The Scout & About range of outdoor
products took center stage at the P.L.A. Y.
(Pet Lifestyle And You) booth.
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