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12/30/2010
Deadline Extended on APPA’s 3rd Annual National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest
American Pet Products Association APPA President Bob Vetere announced today that the organizations 3rd Annual National Childrens Pet Poetry Contest deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday February 14 2011 at 5 pm EST

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12/20/2010
Global Pet Expo 2011 Announces First Ever New Products Showcase Awards Presentation
Global Pet Expo 2011 Announces First Ever New Products Showcase Awards Presentation Best in Show winners to be featured at exclusive first ever awards presentation Dr Marty Becker resident veterinarian on both Good Morning America and The Dr Oz Show and frequent contributor to Parade magazine hosts the first ever New Products Showcase Awards Presentation at Global Pet Expo

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11/22/2010
Global Pet Expo Media Advisory
More Than 800 Companies Expected to Feature Latest Innovations at the Pet Industry’s Largest Annual Trade Show Demonstrating the Strength and Resilience of the Pet Industry Thousands of buyers and media expected to attend Global Pet Expo 2011 March 16 18 in Orlando FL New to this years Show is an all weekday schedule to better accommodate buyers

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10/28/2010
Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Highlighted at Petailing Leadership Conference
Bob Vetere President of the American Pet Products Association APPA is pleased to share a new initiative the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative HABRI outlined during the Petailing 2010 Leadership Conference Vetere will also serve as president of HABRI

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09/09/2010
APPA NAMES JULES SCHWIMMER SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The American Pet Products Association APPA would like to congratulate the winners of The APPA Jules Schwimmer Scholarship Award for the 2010 2011 academic year APPAs Scholarship Program now in its fourteenth year was established to help deserving students of APPA member companies Scholarships are awarded each year to eligible students who present the most impressive combination of academic and non academic credentials

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08/18/2010
APPA Co-Sponsors First Ever Petailing2010 Leadership Conference
The American Pet Products Association APPA together with Pet Business magazine will educate pet manufacturers and retail executives on the latest insights & trends strategic partnerships shopper marketing social media and an economic outlook for 2011 and beyond October 27 28 2010 at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas

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07/06/2010
APPA Announces 3rd Annual National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest
American Pet Products Association APPA President, Bob Vetere announced today that beginning August 1 2010 the organization will be accepting poems for the 3rd Annual APPA National Childrens Pet Poetry Contest through their public awareness campaign Pets Add Life PAL

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06/22/2010
APPA Members Provide Solutions for Common Dog Problems
Dogs come in many different sizes breeds shapes and colors but no matter the type of dog pet owners are faced with some common problems According to the 2009 2010 American Pet Products Association APPA National Pet Owners Survey 95 of dog owners report companionship love company and affection as the leading benefit of owning a dog However some aspects of dog ownership can be challenging so pet product manufacturers have come up with compromises for living harmoniously

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05/11/2010
Social Media Plays Big Role at Global Pet Expo 2010
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) are pleased to announce the successful launch of a mobile Global Pet Expo website for the 2010 show, which took place March 23-25 in Orlando, FL. Attendees were provided interactive, multimedia content and information on their mobile phones. Twitter, YouTube and Facebook were also used to enhance their show experience and success. The mobile site included general show information such as show hours and event times as well as a floor map shuttle bus schedules an exhibitor directory and pictures and videos of the days events The site also provided important announcements such as the New Products Showcase winners timely reminders of activities seminars and special networking events The site incorporated a feature that enabled attendees to forward the mobile site link via a text message to their colleagues and contacts

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04/27/2010
2010 Global Pet Expo Announces Show Sponsors
The pet industrys largest annual trade show presented by American Pet Products Association APPA and Pet Industry Distributors Association PIDA is March 25 27 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando FL

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04/23/2010
APPA Offers Cool Ways to Enjoy the Summer with Your Pets
The American Pet Products Association encourages pet owners to get out and have fun with their pets this summer

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04/23/2010
APPA Members Provide Solutions for Common Cat Problems
According to the 2009 2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, there are 38 2 million cat owning households in the United States

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04/15/2010
APPA Elects Board Members to New Two Year Term
Bob Vetere president of the American Pet Products Association APPA is proud to announce the elected individuals who will serve on the APPA Board of Directors for the 2010 2011 term

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04/15/2010
Best Booth Awards Announced for Global Pet Expo 2010
The American Pet Products Association APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association PIDA are pleased to announce the winners of the Best Booth Awards from this years Global Pet Expo held March 25 27 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando FL

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04/15/2010
New Products Showcase Winners Announced for Global Pet Expo 2010
The American Pet Products Association APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association PIDA are pleased to announce the New Products Showcase winners from this years Global Pet Expo held March 25 27 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida

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04/15/2010
World’s Largest Annual Pet Products Trade Show Exceeds Organizers’ Expectations and Enjoys Record Growth in Attendance Despite Recession

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04/15/2010
Rachael Ray to be Honored at Global Pet Expo 2010
Rachael Ray is named 2010 recipient of the prestigious annual Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award

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04/15/2010
Global Pet Expo Officials Announce 2011 Dates and New Show Date Pattern to Better Accommodate Buyers
The pet industrys largest annual trade show presented by the American Pet Products Association and Pet Industry Distributors Association will take place March 16 18 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando FL

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03/01/2010
Horse Owners Cite Companionship as Mane Benefit
From showing to trail riding horses bring entertainment and joy to pet owners around the country According to the 2009 2010 American Pet Products Association APPA National Pet Owners Survey horse owners reported companionship company love and relaxation relieves stress as the top benefits to ownership

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02/08/2010
Pet Industry Grows More Than 5% in 2009 and Anticipates Nearly 5% Growth Again This Year
The American Pet Products Association APPA just released the annual comprehensive review of spending data and reports which shows overall spending in the pet industry including food supplies veterinary care live animal purchases and other services such as grooming boarding and pet sitting grew by 5 4 from 43 billion dollars in 2008 to a little over 45 billion dollars in 2009 with no declines in any category from 2007

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