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Orange County Convention Center
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American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA)

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March 1, 2012
Tierra Bonaldi / Julie Rowe / Jamie Brant
The Impetus Agency

Inaugural Retailer Excellence Awards Presented at Global Pet Expo 2012

- Awards presented at Industry Breakfast during Global Pet Expo, taking place February 29- March 2, 2012, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL-

(Greenwich, CT)- Officials from Global Pet Expo along with Pet Business proudly announced the first-ever Global Pet Expo Retailer Excellence Awards today at an Awards Ceremony during the Show's Pet Industry Breakfast in the Valencia Ballroom at the Orange County Convention Center. 

The Retailer Excellence Awards were designed to honor outstanding independent pet stores in a variety of categories. Awards were given to the following retailers:

(1)  Global Pet Expo Retailer of the Year Award - WoofMeow (Derry, NH)

(2)  Merchandising Excellence Award - Brookline Dog Grooming & Pet Supplies (Brookline, MA)

(3)  Multi-Service Excellence Award - The Petropolitan (Dallas, TX)

(4)  Marketing Excellence Award - Petagogy (Pittsburgh, PA)

(5)  Customer Service Excellence Award - Paw's Natural Pet Emporium (Richland, WA)

(6)  Excellence in Store Design Award - Especially for Pets (Newton, MA)

(7)  Community Service Award - West Lebanon Feed & Supply (West Lebanon, NH)

Entries were judged by a committee consisting of Global Pet Expo and Pet Business media staff members, as well as a panel of select retailers. For more information about the Show, please visit


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 2011 Show featured 835 exhibitors, 2,380 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 4,691 pet product buyers from around the world attended. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. For more information, visit