1. The team at the Stella & Chewy’s
booth (941) smiles for the camera.
2. Chad Kuklish promotes Party Animal’s
(booth 1367) Cocolicious food recipes.
3. At the Pet Releaf booth (870), Steve
Smith and Chelsea Gennings pose with
the company’s line of cannabidiol
(CBD) pet products.
4. John Gordon and Scott Whipple are on
hand at the Canidae Pet Food booth (1335)
to tell attendees about the company’s new
Grain Free Pure Ancestral food.
WPA president Jacinthe Moreau joins the Pet Product News 2018-2019
Retailer of the Year Award winner, Toni Shelaske (center left) of Healthy
Pet Products, and Pet Product News editors Jennifer Boncy and Lindsey
Wojcik at a special presentation that was held on Wednesday in the
New Product Showcase area of the show floor.
PET PRODUCT NEWS NAMES WINNERS OF 2018-2019
RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Pet Product News (PPN) (booth 3820) honored outstanding pet specialty retailers, groomers and service providers with its annual Retailer of
the Year Awards yesterday during a ceremony held in the New Product
Showcase area of the show floor.
After combing through dozens of applications from pet businesses all
across the U.S., PPN’s editors selected one standout store as its Retailer
of the Year: Healthy Pet Products, which has two retail stores and one
grooming store in the Pittsburgh area.
An additional 11 stores join Healthy Pet Products as special honorees in
this year’s Retailer of the Year Awards. These stores have earned awards
for their business achievements in a variety of categories.
In the coming months, PPN will feature profiles of the winners in each
issue of the magazine.
The winners are:
RETAILER OF THE YEAR: Healthy Pet Products. The retail stores offer products
for dogs, cats, small animals, birds and wild birds as well as boutique
items. They also offer grooming, delivery and educational seminars to its
SPECIAL RECOGNITION CATEGORIES:
LONG-TERM RETAIL SUCCESS: Agri Feed Pet Supply, which has two
stores in Knoxville, Tenn.
SOCIAL STEWARD: Bark Out Loud Doggie Boutique & Café, which has
one store in Mansfield, Texas
RETAIL CONCEPT: Cool Dog Gear, which has three locations in
MARKETING: Dog Krazy, which has four locations in Virginia
CONCEPT & INNOVATION: Flying M Feed, which has one store in
AT YOUR SERVICE: Happy Dog Café, Boutique and Spa, which has one
location in Belmont, N.C.
ONE TO WATCH: Lisa’s Doghouse, which has one store in North Bay,
PEOPLE & PET PARTNER: Purrrfect Bark, which has one location in
INDEPENDENT SPIRIT: The Quirky Pet, which has one location in
FRANCHISE: Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery, which has 16 locations in the U.S.
HOLISTIC APPROACH: Whiskers Holistic Petcare, which has two locations in New York
Fish Mart’s Laura Reid
Receives Top Industry Honor
The World Pet Association (WPA) honored Laura
“Peach” Reid, president and CEO of Fish Mart, a
wholesale supplier of tropical fish and companion pets, with the Matsui Lifetime Achievement
Award last night at the House of Blues in the
Mandalay Bay Resort.
Reid, who is serving her second term as
chairman of the board of directors of the Pet
Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), is
known as a stalwart leader in the pet industry.
She has been involved in legislative issues
for decades, serving on numerous boards and
committees. She has also contributed countless
hours of time and money to support issues
involving animal welfare, and she is a champion
of pet-related issues and usually first to step up
to the plate to address them head-on, according
to WPA officials.
Reid;is the perfect recipient of the WPA
Lifetime Achievement Award, said WPA board
member and past chairman Michael Lasky of
Schiaffino, Lasky & Associates.
“Her contributions and commitment to pets
and the pet industry are unsurpassed and so
greatly appreciated,” added Lasky, who presented
the award to Reid before the start of the Kenny
Loggins concert, which was presented by WPA.