Global Pet Expo Digital Access will take place March 24–26, 2021 

Global Pet Expo is moving to a fully-digital experience in place of its live trade show for 2021. Presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA),  Global Pet Expo Digital Access is the pet industry's premier digital event featuring the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today. 

Global Pet Expo Digital Access is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals (Buyers). Online registration is live, and buyers and members of the media who have already successfully registered for Global Pet Expo 2021 will automatically be registered to attend the digital event. Learn more

New Curriculum Maps Make it Easy to Navigate Your Retailer Training Program 

Pet Store Pro recently added both an Associate and Manager Curriculum Map to help leaders design a program that is easy to follow. 

These new curriculum maps are easy to navigate using color-coded topics in a flow-chart pattern, starting with recommendations on where to start with the core courses that should be part of every training plan. Once you complete those basics, the map provides expanded information on additional courses to enhance your staff’s knowledge.

Navigate to these new curriculum maps from the home page, select “courses”, then select “Associate” or “Manager”.  Click on any of the courses to view a description of the course, including the estimated time it takes to complete the course and test.

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Distributors Provide In-Store Support, Logistics Support and Promotional Support to Pet Retailers

PIDA distributor members rely on healthy pet specialty stores as the direct link between products and consumers. In turn, independents in particular should take advantage of the essential support their distributors can provide to help them sell more and improve profitability. PIDA recently interviewed nine successful retailers in different regions of the U.S. about how to make the most of the distributor-retailer relationship. In the videos that follow their profiles below, those retailers share what distributors can bring to the table in terms of in-store, logistics and promotional support.. Learn more.

Free Webinars from Pet Store Pro & Global Pet Expo

Join Pet Store Pro for a series of hosted events to help your pet store be more successful. Featuring speakers from the Global Pet Expo Academy, these free webinars and other special events will deliver expert advice on all aspects of your business, including marketing, business development, inventory management, staff training and development, finance and visual merchandising. Learn more about upcoming webinars and view past webinars on our GoToWebinar Channel