GREENWICH, CT., March 28, 2005— The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) announced today the winners of one of the most prestigious awards within the industry, New Product Showcase Best In Show Winners.
More than 600 new pet products were launched in The New Products Showcase at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, March 13-15, 2005. APPMA and PIDA awarded first, second and third places in 11 categories. The contest, which was judged by national and international industry buyers, is designed to recognize the year’s best creative efforts in new pet products and point-of-purchase displays.
2005 Global Pet Expo New Products Showcase Winners:
New Product Showcase, Best In Show
Aquarium: 144 Stainless Steel Half Circle Aquarium Combo - Oceanic
Bird: Sweet Swing Naturals – Sweet Feet & Beak
Cat: Hidden Litter – Aquiline Innovations Corp.
Dog: Glo n Go™ Reflective Pet Collars and Leashes – Lazy Pet Products
Equine: WashWand – Miller Manufacturing
Gift: AntWorks –Fascinations
Holiday: Jingle Bites Edible Christmas Ornaments for Dogs - Crunchkins
Point of Purchase: The Ultimate Dog Den – Creative Leisure
Pond: Ulti-Vac – Python Products
Reptile: Exo-Terra Canned Foods – Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
Small Animal: C.O.C. Critter Operated Chopper - Super Pet
New Product Showcase, Second Place
Aquarium: AquaVista 500 Wall Mounted Aquarium – AquaVista Enterprise, Inc.
Bird: Brown’s Fixins Wild Bird Mealworms – F.M. Brown
Cat: Fling-Ama-String – Moody Pet, Inc.
Dog: Petmate Le Bistro Electronic Portion Control Feeder – Doskocil Mfg.
Equine: Country Vet Equine Products Display – Waterbury Companies, Inc.
Gift: Your Love on Canvas – Everly Originals
Holiday: Fat Cat, Inc. Holiday Toys for Cats and Dogs – Fat Cat, Inc.
Point of Purchase: Petsport USA, Inc.’s Bling Bling Blinkers – Petsport USA, Inc.
Pond: PreStrike Mosquito Torpedo - Wellmark
Reptile: Waters Edge BIO-Habitat – Marineland, Inc.
Small Animal: CritterTrail OFF TO SCHOOL – Super Pet
New Product Showcase, Third Place
Aquarium: Aqua Betta – Current USA
Bird: Fantastic Performing Parrot Series by Tani Robar - Feathered Phonics
Cat: Kitty Kat Circus – Four Paws Products
Dog: Chewy Louie Pooch Pizza – Redbarn Pet Products
Equine: Vita Sport Horse Snacks – Vitakraft Pet Products Co., Inc.
Gift: Little Dogs–Training Your Pint-Sized Companion – TFH Publications/Nylabone Products
Holiday: From the Pet Greeting Cards – Avanti Press, Inc.
Point of Purchase: Reptile UVB Lighting Center – Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc.
Pond: PreStrike Larvicide - Wellmark
Reptile: The Original Reptile Lunch Box – Timberline Live Pet Foods
Small Animal: CritterTrail XYZ - Super Pet