Spring is a time for new growth and new opportunities, which makes it an ideal season for marketing. After all, business owners are more-likely to feel full of energy and enthusiasm after a long winter! Those in the booming and competitive pet industry understand how critical networking and exposure is for success. Tradeshows are typically well worth the investment since they allow brands to connect directly with potential prospects.
Over the past seven years, the NYC Re-tails and Sales Pet Expo has provided pet industry professionals with a one-day B2B tradeshow event that continues to grow with popularity each year. Hosted once again by Nancy Hassel of American Pet Professionals and Dana Humphrey of Whitegate PR, hundreds of attendees from the New York City and surrounding areas will join together on May 12, 2020 at Home Studios Inc., a bright and sunny venue in Manhattan.
“Spring is a wonderful time to start something new since it signifies freshness and revitalization,” expresses Dana Humphrey, “Whether you are a new or well-established pet business, our boutique expo provides attendees with a fun, laid-back but business focuses atmosphere to network and establish countless connections that will help take your business to the next level of success!”
The 8th Annual Re-tails and Sales Pet Expo aims to bring balance to pets and the planet with a fresh perspective on protein sources, eco-friendly packaging and holistic production for thriving pet health and enhancing the planet’s vitality. Pet Retailers, Groomers, Veterinarians, Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters are invited to meet pet product manufacturers to take a stand for the planet with regenerative packaging and high-performance products that benefit our pet’s health and impact our social wellness.
Some of the innovative and emerging trends in the pet industry include alternative proteins such as cricket protein or mouse meat cat treats. The show welcomes any pet product manufacturers that believe in eco and earth friendly production and business practices to not only reduce our carbon footprint but impact the environment in a positive way. Health focused start-ups and new businesses that empower pet parents to make smart choices for their pets and the earth are invited to exhibit.
“What pet parents, especially millennial’s are looking for when shopping for their pets is something that solves all their concerns – their pet’s health and longevity as well as the impact on this planet,” says Nancy Hassel, President of American Pet Professionals, “Pet savvy, urban consumers who love sustainability are now looking for regenerative and up cycled non-waste options and will be confronting retailers about this. Now is the time for retailers to enhance their planet friendly options to prepare for the future.”
Repurposed and rescued materials transformed into a positive usable item, is one of the ways that manufacturers are looking to make goods, which help our planet thrive. Additionally, those making human-grade food or treats for pets that take into account alternative, renewable proteins are right on track for the future of the pet care industry. The new definition of luxury is how well we all are, from snout to tail!
This year for the first time, the 2020 Pet Retailer Community Impact Award will be awarded to a retailer who has implemented impactful ways to help the planet and pets and give back to help their local community thrive may apply! Do you know a community that is thriving thanks to a local pet retailer? Retailers Can Apply Now! Submit how you are impacting your community here: http://bit.ly/2020PetRetailNomination
Pet industry professionals are encouraged to take part in the NYC Re-tails & Sales Pet Expo to help vitalize both the planet and your pet business this spring season!
About NYC Re-Tails & Sales Pet Expo: NYC Re-Tails & Sales Pet Expo is a boutique trade show that takes place every spring in NYC. Founded by pet public relations professionals Nancy Hassel of American Pet Professionals and Dana Humphrey of Whitegate PR in 2013. These entrepreneurs wanted to fill a void in the marketplace for buyers and retailers in the NYC area to connect with pet product manufacturers. The 8th annual business-to-business trade show will be held on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020. In previous years, NYC Re-tails & Sales vendors have showcased everything from luxurious beds, nutritious food and treats, top-of-the-line grooming supplies, beautiful jewelry for pets, stylish collars, durable leashes, innovative pet technology, and more. Learn more at www.RetailsandSalesPetExpo.com.