March 24-26, 2021
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)

Market Access Program

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APPA Market Access Program

Delivering What You Need to Know About the US Pet Market!




Retail Market Tour

Tuesday, February 25th, 8:00am-12:30pm 
Price: $65 per person
Presented by: APPA with host Dave Bolen

Room # W207A

You must be pre-registered in order to participate.  Click here to register. 

Join us for a tour of 4 local retail outlets to see U.S. in-store merchandising strategy in practice.  The itinerary contains stops at a variety of pet product retailers including PetSmart(New format Pinnacle store), Petco(New Nexus format w/full services inc. Vet), Walmart( New test store), and Pet Supermarket. The tour includes a pet industry market briefing and guided tour from our moderator and retail specialist, Dave Bolen.

About Our Moderator: 

With over 30 years in retail management and more than a decade spent in executive roles at two of the largest pet specialty stores in the U.S., Petco and Pet Supplies, our on-board moderator, Dave Bolen, will guide you through each stop, answering questions and offering insights about the U.S. marketplace, trends, and tips for success. The tour includes a market briefing and bus transportation.  

 Click here to register.


Market Access Seminars 

Looking for even more information on emerging trends in the pet industry? Join us four our Market Access Seminars Series.  Each hour-long seminar is designed to impart the most up to date information and trends.


U.S. Pet Market Outlook and Trends 2020
Date:  Wednesday February 26
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location:  Room W207B
Presented by:  David Sprinkle, Research Director, Packaged Facts


Hemp-CBD in the Pet Indsutry: A Budding Trend with an Uncertain Future
Date: Wednesday, February 26
Time:  3:15pm - 4:00pm
Location:  Room W203A
Presented by: Maria Lange, Neilsen


APPA National Pet Owners Survey: Generational Report - Volume 3 Debut
Date:  Thursday February 27
Time:  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room W207B
Presented by:   Julie Springer, APPA Research Analyst


The State of Global Pet Care: Six Trends to Watch
Date:  Thursday February 27
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room W207B
Presented by:  Jared Koerten, Head of Pet Care, Euromonitor International


Seating for all the seminars is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.**