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Winners of the 12th Annual New Products Showcase Awards Recognized at Global Pet Expo 2022

STAMFORD, CONN. (March 25, 2022) – The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) today announced the winners of their 12th annual New Products Showcase Awards during Global Pet Expo 2022. The Best in Show, second and third place awards were presented across nine categories: Aquatic, Bird, Boutique, Cat, Dog, Natural, Reptile, Point of Purchase and Small Animal. The awards are selected based on the voting results of international and domestic buyers attending the pet industry’s premier annual event.

“We are excited to celebrate and recognize the winners of the 2022 New Products Showcase Awards,” said Celeste Powers, CAE, president of PIDA. “Each year, we are more and more impressed by the innovative and unique products entered in the annual awards program, and this year was exceptionally special as we were able to gather together in-person again to see what’s new and hot in the industry. Congratulations to this year’s winners, all of which shine a spotlight on the industry’s bright future!”

Out of over 800 new product submissions, the following were selected as winners: 

AQUATIC

Best In Show
Sea Anemone / Regular and LED Light Up Styles
Penn-Plax, Inc., Booth 5138

Second Place
Wipeout Terrarium and Aquarium Glass Cleaner
Zoo Med, Booth 5221

Third Place
Weird Waters Aquarium Kits by Koller Products
Koller Products LLC, Booth 2401

BIRD

Best In Show
Happy Beaks Foraging Piñatas by A&E Cage Co
A&E Cage Company, LLC, Booth 3436

Second Place
Poultry Pro Feeder
Poultry Pro Feeder, Booth 2070 

Third Place
Manna Pro Automatic Chicken Door
Compana Pet Brands (formerly Manna Pro Products), Booth 2601

BOUTIQUE

Best In Show
Cannot live without Coffee and my Dog
Dog is Good, Booth 5212

Second Place
Puppy Scoops Ice Cream Mix – Birthday Cake Flavor
Puppy Cake, Booth 5900

Third Place
Feline Frenzy Cat Kicker Toys
P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle and You, Booth 1840

CAT

Best In Show
Pure Cravings Cutlets in Gravy, 3oz cans
Pure Cravings, Booth 3472

Second Place
Pull-A-Partz™ Sushi and Bat-A-Bout Glow Aquarium
KONG Company, Booth 2444

Third Place
CheckUp for cat
CheckUp Kit, Booth 1072

DOG

Best In Show
Funki Flingerz
FLINGERZ, Booth 1703

Second Place
The Sidekick
Heather`s Heroes, Booth 2770

Third Place
Propel Air Platform
Blue-9 Pet Products, Booth 2658

NATURAL PET

Best In Show
Dog & Cat Supplements
Bocce’s Bakery, Booth 234

Second Place
Raised Right Shake A Flakes
Raised Right, Booth 840

Third Place
Wellness CORE Plant Based Recipe
Wellness, Booth 1850

POINT OF PURCHASE

Best In Show
DoggyRade, KittyRade, YummyRade
DoggyRade, Booth 1172

Second Place
ZenPet Total Recovery Rack
ZenPet, Booth 2463

Third Place
Catit Pixi Display (PP15)
Hagen Group, Booth 2419

REPTILE

Best In Show
Exo Terra Frogs & Co Dart Frog Terrarium
Hagen Group, Booth 2419

Second Place
Madagascar Reptile Lounge (R25)
New Age Pet, Booth 3425

Third Place
Zilla Heat Projector
Central Garden & Pet, Booth 3019

SMALL ANIMAL

Best In Show
Festive Holiday Treats & Toys by A&E Cage Co
A&E Cage Company, LLC, Booth 3436

Second Place
Oxbow Essentials Senior Foods
Compana Pet Brands (formerly Manna Pro Products), Booth 2601

Third Place
All Walks Hemp Bedding
All Walks Pet, Booth 3270 

For more information about the New Products Showcase Awards and Global Pet Expo, visit GlobalPetExpo.org.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN PET PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes nearly 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA’s mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following APPA Gives Back initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Pets and Vets Program, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and Pet Care Trust and Pets in the Classroom. Visit www.americanpetproducts.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

ABOUT GLOBAL PET EXPO
Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s premier event, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The show features more than 1,000 exhibitors, 3,500 booths and over 3,000 new product launches annually. Each year, the event gathers 6,000+ pet product buyers from around the world. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, media and other qualified professionals. Global Pet Expo Digital Access, held in March 2021, was recognized with the Outstanding Digital Engagement Award by Trade Show Executive magazine. For more information, visit GlobalPetExpo.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

ABOUT PET INDUSTRY DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION
Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) is the premier trade association representing the interests of pet product distributors since 1968. The mission of PIDA is to enhance the well-being of the wholesaler-distributor, to promote partnerships with their suppliers and customers and to work cooperatively with other organizations in fostering the human-companion animal bond. PIDA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and Pet Care Trust and Pets in the Classroom. Visit PIDA.org for more information and follow us on LinkedIn.

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