Introducing the 2017 New Products Showcase Awards Winners

With nearly 1,000 new pet products entered into this year’s New Products Showcase, the buyers in attendance definitely had their work cut out for them in choosing the most innovative, useful, and groundbreaking products for 2017.


Well, the votes are in, and the winners are…



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Best In Show
Seriphos Drop Off Aquarium
Elive, LLC

Second Place
Jelly Cylinder 5
Jellyfish Art LLC

Third Place
Brio 35 Urban Eco Garden
Deep Water Aquatics


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Best In Show
USA Happy Beaks Toys
A&E Cage Co., LLC

Second Place
Bird Temp – Digital Infrared Thermometer
Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc.

Third Place
Eco- Friendly Bird Nest
Le Sharma Trading, Inc.


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Best In Show
Bake-at-Home Birthday Cake Mix for Dogs
The Lazy Dog Cookie Co., Inc.

Second Place
Dodo Bird Family: Baz the Dad, Barb the Mom & Billy the Baby Dodo Birds
Merito Industries dba THINK OUTSIDE

Third Place
PetCakes Frozen Yogurt Treats
PetCakes by Lucky Paws, LLC


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Best In Show
Catysmile Backpack Cat Carrier
Primetime Petz LLC

Second Place
The Bridge
Molly and Friends Cat Furniture Company

Third Place
Side Table Cat Bed
Sauder Woodworking Co.


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Best In Show
West Paw Design

Second Place
PAW5 Wooly

Third Place
TropiClean Natural Flea & Tick
TropiClean Pet Products


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Best In Show
Earth Animal

Second Place
Ruff Bone
Himalayan Corporation

Third Place
CannaBoost (TM) CDB/Hemp full spectrum extract
PawFlex, Inc.


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Best In Show
Exo Terra Gecko Food
Hagen Group

Second Place
Exo Terra Tall Terrarium
Hagen Group

Third Place
Zilla Front Opening Terrarium
Central Garden & Pet


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Best In Show
Kaytee Run-About Ball LED Light Rainbow 7 inch
Central Garden & Pet

Second Place
Walkin’ Wheels Mini Wheelchair
Walkin’ Pets by

Third Place
Kaytee Critterhome 30 x 18 Deluxe Habitat Large
Central Garden & Pet


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Best In Show
Meowijuana – Retail Display Box (Large)
Meowijuana LL

Second Place
Earth Rated 2017 Collection
Earth Rated

Third Place
Kaytee Crittertrail Building Station
Central Garden & Pet

Global Pet Expo is a Winner!

Hollywood isn’t the only one buzzing with awards lately. We have a few of our own to tout….luckily, we didn’t have to fast before accepting these ones!

Global Pet Expo is a WINNER!!!


We’re pleased to announce Global Pet Expo was recently honored by the International Association of Exhibitors & Events (IAEE) and took home two awards from the organization’s annual Art of the Show Competition. Additionally, Global Pet Expo also received the Grand Award for Best Use of Social Media by Trade Show Executive, a leading trade industry magazine.

Honored within the “over 150,000 net square feet” category, Global Pet Expo was awarded for Exhibit Sales Brochure & Prospectus and Sponsorship Development Program by IAEE. The Art of the Show Competition recognizes excellence in promotional materials for the exhibitions and events industry and includes 15 different categories of competition spanning three show sizes. Our year-round marketing plays a key role in the success of Global Pet Expo and we are honored to receive such acknowledgment from the leading association for the exhibition industry.

“The level of excellence from all the entries-and of course, the winners- is a real testament to how strong this industry really is.”
-IAEE President and CEO David Dubois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA

Taking home Trade Show Executive’s Grand Award for Best Use of Social Media, Global Pet Expo was honored for results from its 2013 Show, demonstrating the key role social media plays in the Show’s success. Pre-show communication as well as onsite, real-time social media engagement has helped connect with attendees in such a way that it enhances their Show experience. Contributing to success, the Global Pet Expo YouTube channel grew 58% from the previous year as thousands tuned in daily to stay up-to-date on Show news, #globalpetexpo was one of the top trending stories on Twitter throughout the Show week, and Global Pet Expo’s Twitter encouraged buyers, exhibitors and media to join the conversation and generated 13.5 million impressions.

We look forward to connecting with you at the 2015 Show and hope to see you there!

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2014 Retailer Excellence Awards: Final Call for Nominations


Retailer Excellence Awards
Last chance to get your nominations in for the Third Annual Global Pet Expo Retailer Excellence Awards!

The awards program is designed to recognize outstanding pet specialty retailers in a variety of areas such as merchandising, marketing, customer service and community service. Winners will be announced at Global Pet Expo’s Pet Industry Breakfast at 8 a.m. on March 13, 2014.

Nominations can be submitted by manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and members of the press.

CLICK HERE to download the nomination form, which may be submitted via email at or fax at 646-674-0102.

Last year's winners posing at Global Pet Expo.

Last year’s winners posing at Global Pet Expo.

Award Categories

Best Overall Single-Store Retailer: Recognizes a single-store retailer that excels in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.

Best Overall Multi-Unit Retailer (two -10 stores): Recognizes multi-unit retailers with between two and 10 stores that excel in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.

Best Overall Multi-Unit Retailer (10 or more stores): Recognizes multi-unit retailers with 10 or more stores that excel in sales, customer service, store design, merchandising and community service.

Best Live-Animal Specialty Store: Recognizes a retailer that excels in sales, promotion, display, concern and knowledge of a dedicated live-animal category.

Merchandising Excellence Award: Recognizes a retailer that demonstrates outstanding creative techniques to promote sales and services.

Multi-Service Excellence Award: Recognizes a retailer that effectively offers a broad spectrum of services including grooming, training, boarding, etc.

Marketing Excellence Award:  Honors a retailer that effectively executes sales and promotional techniques to increase sales and customers including the use of advertising, public relations, social media and more.

Customer Service Excellence Award: Recognizes a retailer that provides an unmatched level of customer service, demonstrates familiarity with products and services, etc.

Excellence in Store Design Award: Honors a retailer that demonstrates excellence in overall store design including merchandising displays, store layout, curb appeal and more.

Community Service Award: Recognizes a retailer that demonstrates fellowship, integrity and a clear demonstration that the store is committed to giving back to the community.