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March 11, 2009
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CASCO Global Pet Expo Store Makeover Winner Announced

-Nahackys Aquarium receives $30,000 store remodel-

(Cerritos, CA)- American Pet Products Association (APPA) Senior Vice President, Andy Darmohraj, together with CASCO Europe COO, Matthew Bubear, announced at Global Pet Expo 2009 that Dave and Lisa MacDonald, owners of Nahackys Aquarium in Melbourne, Florida, are the winners of the first-ever CASCO Global Pet Expo Store Makeover. CASCO Group, Inc., the leading manufacturer of pet and aquatic store fixtures teamed up with Pacific Store Designs, Pet Power Radio & Global Pet Expo to offer one lucky Global Pet Expo attendee a $30,000 store remodel.

Since 1961, Nahackys Aquarium has been providing customers with aquariums, accessories and supplies out of their 2,000 square foot store. The husband and wife team who owns the store says they preliminary work with fresh water aquariums, but do offer some salt water fixtures as well. The current stand-out design element in their store is a 500 gallon pond at the back end of the store.  

This prize package specifically includes $25,000 worth of store fixtures provided by CASCO, a $5,000 store design layout provided by Chris Miller of Pacific Store Designs AND a FREE 1 year subscription to PetPowerRadio.com (retail value $1,320.00). 

“CASCO is known for manufacturing innovative, high-quality products, and we were impressed by the company’s creativity and generosity to coordinate such a unique contest at Global Pet Expo,” Darmohraj said. “The winners seemed thrilled to have been selected.” 

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 2009 Show featured 779 exhibitors, 2,306 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 4,100 pet product buyers from around the world attended. In 2010, Global Pet Expo will take place March 25-27 in Orlando, FL. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. For more information, visit www.globalpetexpo.org.

 

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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 2009 Show featured 779 exhibitors, 2,306 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 4,100 pet product buyers from around the world attended. In 2010, Global Pet Expo will take place March 25-27 in Orlando, FL. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. For more information, visit www.globalpetexpo.org.