March 20-22, 2019
Orange County Convention Center
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American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)

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April 12, 2018

Contact:
Julie Rowe 
The Impetus Agency
775-322-4022
julie@theimpetusagency.com

New Products Showcase Winners Announced for Global Pet Expo 2018

(Stamford, CT) April 12, 2018- 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 March 21-23, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Best in Show, Second and Third Place awards were presented across nine categories, and a newly added award for Best in Show Buyers' Choice was given for a product representing a clear favorite among buyers. Beyond the designated nine categories in the New Products Showcase, this product garnered significant votes from buyers overall, and trade show officials felt it deserving of recognition. This year, buyers submitted twice as many votes at the 2018 Show over last year’s event.

 

AQUATIC 

BEST IN SHOW
Paludarium
Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc.
Booth 1855

SECOND PLACE
CUBE 30 Aquarium with Multi-Color LED Light, 4 Gallon – Translucent
OASE North America
Booth 5272

THIRD PLACE
Versagarden
AquaEl
Booth 4690, 4691, 4791

 

BIRD

BEST IN SHOW
Happy Beaks Made in USA Toys
A&E Cage Co., LLC
Booth 1619 

SECOND PLACE
Pecking Order Sun Pecks
Red River Commodities, Inc.
Booth 2651

THIRD PLACE
Pizza Party Bird Toy
Sweet Feet & Beak
Booth 3171

 

BOUTIQUE

BEST IN SHOW
Smart Scoops - Goat's Milk Ice Cream Mix
Puppy Cake
Booth 4254

SECOND PLACE
LickiMat
Hyper Pet
Booth3855

THIRD PLACE
Mutt Hatter Toy Set
P.L.A.Y.  (Pet Lifestyle And You)
Booth 4121

 

CAT

BEST IN SHOW
Mousr
Petronics, Inc.
Booth 6344 

SECOND PLACE
Swan, Stainless Steel Drinking Fountain
Pioneer Pet Products, LLC
Booth 3445 

THIRD PLACE
CatGenie A.I.
Petnovations, Inc.
Booth 3307

 

DOG

BEST IN SHOW
Aquapaw Pet Bathing System
Aquapaw, LLC
Booth 6166

SECOND PLACE
Bend-E Branch
StarMark Pet Products
Booth 2471

THIRD PLACE
Muffin's Halo For Blind Dogs
Muffin's Halo For Blind Dogs
Booth 6274

 

NATURAL PET

BEST IN SHOW
HandsOn Shedding/Bathing/Grooming Gloves
HandsOn Bathing/Grooming Gloves
Booth 5148

SECOND PLACE
Pet House Candle 2018 Spring Display
One Fur All
Booth 879 

THIRD PLACE
Black Gold Powder
PetStore.Direct
Booth 5244  

 

REPTILE

BEST IN SHOW
Exo Terra Tiki
Hagen Group
Booth 2701, 2901

SECOND PLACE
Zilla Verticle Décor
Central Garden & Pet
Booth 2101

THIRD PLACE
Zilla Spring Cave
Central Garden & Pet
Booth 2101

 

SMALL ANIMAL

BEST IN SHOW
Ferret Finder
Marshall Pet Products, Inc
Booth 2025 

SECOND PLACE
Kapok Build-A-Series
Ware Manufacturing
Booth 2867 

THIRD PLACE
Kaytee Premium Timothy Hay Treats
Central Garden & Pet
Booth 2101

 

POINT OF PURCHASE

BEST IN SHOW
Ultimate Chew Center Power Wing
Treat Planet, LLC
Booth 691 

SECOND PLACE
2018 Shelf Takeover
Honest Kitchen, Inc. (The)
Booth 443 

THIRD PLACE
Barnyarn Animals
Chilly Dog
Booth 801

 

BEST IN SHOW BUYERS CHOICE AWARD 

Walkin' Blind Dog Halo
Walkin' Pets by Handicappedpets.com
Booth 3838

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Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The 2018 Show featured 1,164 exhibitors, 3,523 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. Additionally, 6,508 pet product buyers from around the world attended. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. The 2019 Show will take place March 20-22, in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. For more information, visitwww.globalpetexpo.org.