March 22-24, 2023
Orange County Convention Center
March 26, 2021
(877) 703.3824 x106
STAMFORD, CONN. (March 26, 2021) – Officials from the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) are excited to announce the winners of its 11th annual New Products Showcase Awards at this year’s online-only Global Pet Expo Digital Access. The Best in Show, Second and Third place awards are presented across nine categories including Aquatic, Bird, Boutique, Cat, Dog, Natural, Reptile, Point of Purchase and Small Animal. The awards are selected based on the voting results of buyers attending the event.
“We are excited to reveal the winners of the 2021 New Products Showcase Awards,” said Andy Darmohraj, EVP and COO of APPA. “While we were unable to be together to present these awards in person, we’re grateful for everyone who watched this year’s presentation remotely. These awards are coveted as they recognize the latest in innovation and reveal upcoming trends that retailers can pass along to their customers.”
Out of the 300 new product submissions, the following winners were selected across the nine categories:
ABOUT GLOBAL PET EXPO
Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s premier event, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The 2020 Show featured 1,066 exhibitors, 3,541 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. Additionally, 6,041 pet product buyers from 78 countries attended. The March 24-26, 2021 event is online-only. Global Pet Expo Digital Access is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, media and other qualified professionals. For more information, visit www.globalpetexpo.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN PET PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes nearly 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following APPA Gives Back initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Pets and Vets Program, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and Pet Care Trust and Pets in the Classroom. Visit www.americanpetproducts.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
ABOUT PET INDUSTRY DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION
Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) is the premier trade association representing the interests of pet product distributors since 1968. The mission of PIDA is to enhance the well-being of the wholesaler-distributor, to promote partnerships with their suppliers and customers and to work cooperatively with other organizations in fostering the human-companion animal bond. PIDA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and Pet Care Trust and Pets in the Classroom. Visit www.pida.org for more information.