APPA Press Releases : appa

APPA Press Releases : appa

APPA Launches National Pet Poetry Contest for Children
American Pet Products Association (APPA) President Bob Vetere announced today that the organization has launched a National Pet Poetry contest for children through their public awareness campaign Pets Add Life

Pet Industry Robust and Resilient Despite Recession and Cuts
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) Releases $43.2 Billion 2008 Pet Industry Spending Figure and Forecasts Continued Growth in 2009

APPA Welcomes New Members
Sixty-five companies have been approved for membership by APPA's Board of Directors

Pets Drive Gift Giving Trends This Holiday Season
Great Pet Gifts for the Holidays

APPA Appoints New Board Member
American Pet Products Association Welcomes Veterinary Ventures, Inc. Managing Director Sean Rowe to its Board of Directors

APPA Unveils Name Change
Leading Trade Association Changes its Name to Reflect its Expanding Role in the Pet Industry

The Internet Has Gone to the Dogs and Cats, Birds, Fish, Gerbils and Lizards
Pets have become one of the most popular topics online leading to a wave of new social networking sites, product review sites, blogs, news, videos, photos and more all dedicated to pets and their owners according to the American Pet Products Association

APPMA Welcomes New Members
Thirty-three companies have been approved for membership by APPAs Board of Directors

APPMA Names Jules Schwimmer Scholarship and Piggyback Scholarship Winners
The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) would like to congratulate the winners of The APPMA Jules Schwimmer Scholarship Award

High Gas Prices Got Your Tail Between Your Legs
Try some alternative activities with your pet rather than jumping in your car during the dog days of summer

APPMA Hires Office Administrator
The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, (APPMA) has named Michelle Treacy Office Administrator

U.S. Companies Continue Trend of Allowing Pets in the Workplace
A New Survey Conducted by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association Shows Nearly One in Five Companies Allow Pets at Work

APPMA Announces Appointment of Julia Fidenzio Within the N.Y. Bar Association
Fidenzio Appointed Co-Vice-Chair of the Resource/Webpage Subcommittee of the Special Committee on Animals and the Law

Pet Ownership Campaign Stretches Across the Country
Campaign receives airings from national outlets and top markets such as Los Angeles, Houston, and Washington D.C.

Go Green For Earth Day and Include Your Pet Too!
Pet Owners Make Earth Friendly Choices When Choosing Products For Their Pets

Pet Pampering and Pet Health Insurance Drive Pet Industry Sales to Another All Time High
The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association Releases 2007 Pet Industry Spending Figures and 2008 Spending Forecast

Spring Cleaning Does Not Stop at Windows and Closets
Give yourself, and your pet a clean and sparkling environment this Spring

APPMA Announces Promotions
The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) is proud to announce the promotions of three senior staff members

APPMA Welcomes New Members
Fifty-eight companies have been approved for membership by APPMAs Board of Directors

APPMA Welcomes New Members
Ninety-two companies have been approved for membership by APPMA’s Board of Directors.

2007 APPMA Holiday Pet Gift Guide
According to the 2007-2008 American Pet Products Manufacturers Association National Pet Owners Survey, 56% of dog owners and almost half of cat owners will buy their pets a gift this holiday season

No Tricks, Just Treats for Your Pet This Halloween
Halloween isn’t just for kids, as pet parents plan to let their loved ones have some fun too this year

APPMA Welcomes New Members
Fifteen companies have been approved for membership by APPMA’s Board of Directors

APPMA Membership Soars, Demonstrating the Strength of the Association and the Pet Industry
With 29 companies approved for membership, APPMA announces unprecedented membership numbers in excess of 1,000

APPMA Welcomes New Members
Twenty-seven companies have been approved for membership by APPMA’s Board of Directors

New National Pet Owners Survey Details Two Decades of Evolving American Pet Ownership
APPMA Releases 2007 2008 National Pet Owners Survey the Most Comprehensive Data Examining Demographics and Consumer Habits, of US Dog Cat Fish Bird Horse Reptile and Small Animal Owners

Leading Industry Experts Answer Questions Arising from Nationwide Pet Food Recall
The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association President and Board Certified Animal Nutritionist Dr. Pusillo Offer Advice and Answer Commonly Asked Questions

APPMA Urges Pet Owners to Buckle Up Pets
Despite Safety Concerns, Dangers and a Growing Number of State Requirements, Almost Two-Thirds Admit to Not Using a Pet Restraint

New Products and Services Keep Pet Memories Alive
New Statistics Mark World Pet Memorial Day June 10th, 2007

APPMA Names Jules Schwimmer Scholarship and Piggybacking Scholarship Winners
The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) would like to congratulate the winners of The APPMA Jules Schwimmer Scholarship Award, along with the winner of the Earl F. Smith Memorial Scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic year

APPMA Announces Board Changes
Kay Schwichtenberg Named Chairman of the Board, Michael Farmer Named Vice Chairman, Michael O’Bryan Named Secretary/Treasurer

Think Green for Pets this March
Celebrate with environmentally friendly “green” pet products this St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th and Earth Day, March 20th

Health and Services Drive Pet Industry Sales
The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association Releases All Time High 2007 Pet Industry Spending Forecast of $40 Billion

APPMA Welcomes New Members
Thirty-eight companies have been approved for membership by APPMA’s Board of Directors

American Pet Prodcuts Association Joins Forces with Zootoo.com in First Annual Pet Lovers Choice Awards
The Votes from Hundreds of Thousands of Pet Lovers Across America Reveal the 'Best Of' Products and Services at Global Pet Expo

Best Booth Awards Announced for Global Pet Expo 2009
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) are please to announce the winners of the Best Booth Awards from this years Global Pet Expo

Ellen DeGeneres Honored at Global Pet Expo 2009
Ellen DeGeneres Named 2009 Recipient of the Annual Excellence in Pet Industry Journalism Award and is Recognized for Her Outstanding Contributions to Pet Industry

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) Announces New Hire
The country's largest pet products association welcomes Karyn Bennitt to the team

New Product Showcase Winners Announced for Global Pet Expo
APPA and PIDA Announce New Product Showcase Winners for Global Pet Expo 2009

Must Have Products for the New First Puppy
The American Pet Products Association offers the latest and greatest puppy products for the new White House pooch

The American Pet Products Association Announces Board Changes
APPA Announces Board Changes

Help Reduce Your Pets Carbon PAWprint this Earth Day
Pet owners can make earth friendly choices when choosing products for their pets

PIJAC CONTINUES LEADING FIGHT AGAINST HR 669
If Passed in Current Form 669 Could Negatively Impact Pet Businesses and More Than One Third of the US Population

Pack up the Family and the Family Pets as you Hit the Road this Summer
The American Pet Products Association offers some of their top picks for making summer traveling with your pet safe and more convenient

Winners Announced the APPA National Childrens Pet Poetry Contest
American Pet Products Association (APPA) President Bob Vetere announced today the five winning poems for the first ever National Childrens Pet Poetry Contest

APPA Names Jules Schwimmer Scholarship Winners
APPA would like to congratulate the winners of The APPA Jules Schwimmer Scholarship Award

New Survey Reveals that When it Comes to Caring for Our Faithful Companions American Pet Owners are Top Dog
American Pet Products Association releases the 2009-2010 National Pet Owners Survey

Andrew Darmohraj of the American Pet Products Association Named Chairman of the Board of Directors for the New York Society of Association Executives
Darmohraj Named Chairman of the Board of Directors for NYSAE

Pet Reptiles in the House Are Sure to Entertain
From snakes and turtles to iguanas and lizards reptiles make fun and entertaining pets According to the 2009 2010 American Pet Products Association APPA National Pet Owners Survey reptile owners reported fun quiet and easy to maintain as top benefits to ownership Interestingly there are 4 7 million reptile owning households with turtle ownership being the most popular

APPA Announces 2nd Annual National Childrens Pet Poetry Contest
American Pet Products Association APPA President Bob Vetere announced today that the organization is now accepting poems for the 2nd Annual APPA National Childrens Pet Poetry Contest through their public awareness campaign Pets Add Life PAL

Global Pet Expo Awarded Trade Show Executives 2009 Gold 100 Award
Andy Darmohraj American Pet Products Association APPA Senior Vice President is pleased to announce that Global Pet Expo has been awarded Trade Show Executives 2nd Annual Gold 100 Award

Fish Equal Fun
According to the 2009 2010 American Pet Products Association APPA National Pet Owners Survey fish owners reported fun to watch have in the household appearance and relaxation relieve stress as top benefits to ownership The average number of fish owned has increased among both freshwater and saltwater fish owners with an average of 13 freshwater fish owned in 2008 up from 10 in 2006 and an average of 16 saltwater fish owned in 2008 up from 12 in 2006 respectively Interestingly The Survey also showed that 18 percent of freshwater fish owners have bought a medication for their fish

APPA & Global Pet Expo Launch FREE Marketing Program for Members and Buyers
The American Pet Products Association APPA and Global Pet Expo invite members and buyers to take advantage of a FREE Marketing Stimulus Package developed by renowned marketing expert Steve Miller The package consists of a marketing know how series of webcasts and valuable tips that can re energize marketing strategies and engage customers during these tough economic times

Despite Tough Economic Climate Americans Remain Loyal to Their Pets
In August 2009 the American Pet Products Association APPA asked nearly 21000 pet owners nation wide if the current economy has influenced their pet ownership in any way The results are clearly indicative of a nation that loves their pets one which will stop at almost nothing to keep their faithful companions happy and healthy

Cats Provide Companionship, Company and Love
From companionship to convenience relaxation and entertainment owners report many benefits to cat ownership According to the 2009 2010 American Pet Products Association APPA National Pet Owners Survey 89 percent of cat owners reported companionship love and company as a benefit to ownership

Global Pet Expo Officials Assist in Securing Consistent Rates for Luxury-Car Service for 2010 Show
In response to concerns expressed by last years Global Pet Expo participants the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida and some of the surrounding hotels have reached a deal with transportation providers to offer uniform rates for luxury car service between certain hotels and the center Last year show attendees encountered issues with varying prices charged in non metered town cars and a lack of transportation options

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

Survey Says: Bird Ownership Brings Joy
Pet birds have flown their way into the heart and homes of American families. According to the 2009/2010 American Pet Products Association APPA National Pet Owners Survey bird owners reported fun to watch have in the household and companionship love company affection as top benefits to ownership One third of bird owners even made provisions in their will and named a caretaker or guardian for their bird Cockatiels continue to be the most popular type of bird owned 35 percent while Parakeets are the second most popular 32 percent Also interestingly the recent Survey reports the highest level of those owning large birds 21 percent in a decade

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Survey Reveals Pet Ownership at its Highest Level in Two Decades and Pet Owners Are Willing To Pay When It Comes To Pet’s Health
American Pet Products Association APPA releases the 2011 2012 National Pet Owners Survey the most comprehensive consumer research providing insight on demographics buying habits and other traits of US owners of dogs cats fish birds equine reptiles and small animals

Pet Industry CEO Summit Presented by American Pet Products Association (APPA)
The Pet Industry CEO Summit will bring together 150 200 chief executives of pet product manufacturing companies and suppliers to the industry The three day event will feature education exhibits and networking opportunities

Winners Announced for Third Annual APPA National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest!
American Pet Products Association APPA President Bob Vetere announced today the six winning poems for the Associations 3rd Annual National Childrens Pet Poetry Contest

American Pet Products Association APPA Board Approves Formation of New Pet Leadership Council
New Council to Consist of Company and Organization Leaders From all Pet Industry Sectors Working Together to Advance the Industry

PAL Campaign Lands Celebrity Endorsements From Victoria Stilwell & Alison Sweeney

Recently Launched Pets Add Life Video Becomes Instant Online Hit
First of five new ‘talking animals’ videos promoting multiple pet ownership reaches more than 200,000 views in first week

No Tricks, Just Treats for Pets This Halloween
The American Pet Products Association APPA offers safe treats for furry winged and scaly pets this Halloween

FIFTH ANNUAL PETS ADD LIFE CHILDREN’S POETRY CONTEST RETURNS SEPT. 1 – JAN. 31
American Pet Products Association (APPA) encourages students in grades 3rd-8th to submit creative poems for a shot at scholarship dollars and other pet prizes

Global Pet Expo Reports Record Breaking Numbers Across the Board
Global Pet Expo the Worlds Largest Annual Pet Products Trade Show Reports Record Breaking Numbers Across the Board Global Pet Expo held February 20 through 22 2013 in Orlando FL a huge success

APPA Offers the Hottest Pet Products of the Summer
As warmer weather hits, the American Pet Products Association APPA encourages owners to head outdoors with pets this summer

Top 10 Products to Keep Pets Cool this Summer
(Greenwich, CT) – According to the American Pet Products Association’s (APPA) 2013/2014 National Pet Owners Survey, there are 83.3 million dogs owned in the United States. With the warm summer weather you can expect millions of dogs making their way outdoors to run around and enjoy the fresh air, but along with that comes the need to stay cool and hydrated. Help Fido beat the heat with these 10 products manufactured by APPA members, designed for cool hydration and relaxation.

Global Pet Expo Announces 2013 Show Sponsors
World’s largest annual pet products trade show presented by the American Pet Products Association APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association PIDA took place February 20 through 22 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida

Pets Add Life Wins 2013 Nonprofit PR Daily Award For “Best Use of Social Media”
Pets Add Life nonprofit campaign receives additional award for its social media and strategic communications to promote multiple pet ownership

CELEBRATE MULTIPLE PET OWNERSHIP DURING "NATIONAL GET A PAL FOR YOUR PET DAY" NOVEMBER 19
American Pet Products Association through their nonprofit campaign Pets Add Life encourages pet owners to adopt additional pals

Pets Add Life New Talking Animals Video "Mouse Rover" Lands…
Produced by Pets Add Life and the famous creator of the Ultimate Dog Tease YouTube video Mouse Rover is the latest among a series of entertaining viral videos all encouraging multiple pet ownership

PETS ADD LIFE AWARDS $25,000 TO SHELTER SHOWDOWN CONTEST WINNERS
Pets Add Life Shelter Showdown contest awards a total of 25000 dollars to three winning shelters to ultimately help more pets find homes-

Connie Wilson to be Honored at Global Pet Expo 2014
Connie Wilson named this years recipient of the prestigious annual Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award

New Products Showcase Winners Announced for Global Pet Expo 2014

American Pet Products Association (APPA) To Be Honored at Green Chimneys’ Spring Gala

APPA Announces Staff Promotions
Andrew Darmohraj, executive vice president and COO of the American Pet Products Association (APPA), is pleased to announce the promotion of Tracey Wilson to Senior Show Manager, Special Events and Meetings and Alexis Vallerio to Administrative Coordinator.

APPA Expands Member Benefits with Launch of ‘Member Marketplace’
American Pet Products Association members can now access all member benefits from one convenient location.

APPA’s Sarah Bopp Receives IAEE Rookie of the Year Award
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Recognizes 2015 Individual Award Winners.

Pet Age Honors Forty Under 40
Jennifer Skelley of the American Pet Products Association Among Honorees

APPA Announces Pet Industry's First-Ever Young Professionals Group
APPA Young Professionals set to co-host a breakfast at Global Pet Expo along with the APPA Professional Women’s Network

APPA Announces Staff Promotions
Andrew Darmohraj, executive vice president and COO of the American Pet Products Association (APPA), is pleased to announce four new staff promotions across several departments.

Bob Vetere Honored at Global Pet Expo
American Pet Products Association (APPA) President and CEO Bob Vetere Honored with Rolf C. Hagen Hall of Fame Award at Global Pet Expo

APPA Releases New Report Detailing Pet Ownership Among Generations
New report breaks down data to gain further insight into pet ownership and product buying behavior among generations

Pet Leadership Council Launches Effort on Responsible Fish Keeping
As Finding Dory movie is expected to spur interest, The Pet Leadership Council (PLC) announces an effort to promote the health and welfare of aquatic life, environmental stewardship, and responsible fish keeping.

Pet Products That Give: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
APPA members are doing their part to fight breast cancer this October

Registration for the Second Annual Pet Industry Leadership Conference Now Open
The American Pet Products Association (APPA), Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) and Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) are excited to announce registration for the 2017 Pet Industry Leadership Conference is now open. The conference is scheduled for January 30 to February 2, 2017, at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, California.

American Pet Products Association Highlights New Sleek and Serene Trends in Aquatics
As fish owners report appearance and stress relief as key beenfits to ownership, pet product manufacturers introduce innovatice technology to enhance the hobby

American Pet Products Association Announces Staff Promotions
American Pet Products Association Executive Vice President & COO Andrew Darmohraj announces two staff promotions, Edith Martignetti and Alexandra Simonfay.

New Year, New Pet: Pets Get Healthy in 2017
American Pet Products Association (APPA) has a round up of options to help pet owners with healthy choices in the New Year

Pet Industry Spending at All-Time High: Up $6 Billion
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) Releases Annual Industry-Wide Spending Figures

Pet Industry’s Most Comprehensive Consumer Research Study Released, Finding Millennials as Primary Pet-Owning Demographic
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) Releases Biennial National Pet Owners Survey

Global Pet Expo 2017 Expands Exhibit Space and Boasts a Sold Out, Record-Setting Show
Thirteenth Annual Global Pet Expo, held March 22-24, in Orlando, FL, featured more booths, buyers and exhibiting companies than ever before

APPA Board of Directors Elects Kevin Fick as Chairman of the Board
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) Board of Directors elects Kevin Fick to serve as Chairman at the annual meeting of members

American Pet Products Association Announces Staff Promotions
American Pet Products Association (APPA) Executive Vice President & COO Andrew Darmohraj proudly announced today two staff promotions.

American Pet Products Association Announces New Hire
APPA announces Cori Stoutenberg has been hired as Associate Manager, Industry Relations.

Pets are Getting in the Halloween Spirit
2017 Halloween trends from the American Pet Products Association

American Pet Products Association Announces New Hire
APPA adds Nicole Mitchell to their Member Relations and Business Development team as Program Director.

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