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Press contact: Amy Dufour– 678.285.0597
ATLANTA (November 2, 2015) – Making its debut August 24-25, 2016 at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, the new P3 | Progressive Pet Products trade show exhibitor ranks are filling up with leading distributors, top brands and market newcomers. Headlining the list of companies that have already secured space include leading pet industry distributors Phillips Pet Food & Supplies and General Pet Supply.
“We’ve been extremely pleased with the positive response we’ve received about the new show launch from industry veterans and emerging companies alike,” says Stacey Barrett-Brooks, show director, P3 | Progressive Pet Products. “The industry sees that this new show is definitely moving in to effectively fill a void in the Midwest marketplace and are excited to get in on the ground floor of an event with strong new business and growth potential.”
Topping the list of confirmed exhibitors is Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, one of the premier pet food and pet supply distributors in the nation, working with more than 300 brands and servicing thousands of independent pet stores and specialty pet retailers across the U.S.
With a strong footprint in the Midwestern region, General Pet Supply has also confirmed its participation in the inaugural edition of P3. Based in Milwaukee, WI, General Pet Supply operates six established branches and carries more than 14,000 products from 120 manufacturers.
Manufacturers are also securing booths on the show floor. Among them, Bentonite Performance Minerals, The Blissful Dog, Dog Life, DOGLINE, E&S, Evangers Dog & Cat Food, Home Pet Spa, Hyper Pet, Marchioro, Nature’s Logic, NutriLife Pet Products, LLC, Pet Safe and Sophisticated Pup and others.
On the product front, P3 is focused on bringing the industry’s newest pet products from every sector of the industry to the region’s retailers. A key highlight area of the show will be a special Incubator Feature Area showcasing prototypes and product innovations from brand new companies (less than 2 years in business) and inventors. The Incubator Feature Area will serve as an interactive forum for new manufacturers and inventors to exchange ideas and receive feedback from attending retailers on their designs and in turn for retailers to get a sneak peek at the latest innovations and product designs. A number of companies have already signed on such as Petronics, Pet Wellness, A Pet With Paws, and Collar Guard.
On the show floor and in its show promotions, P3 will also spotlight other key focus areas, including technology, natural food and treats, interactive toys, safety certified products and Made In the USA resources.
In addition to a fresh new selection, retailers will also find exceptional educational programs and networking events – all under one roof in Chicago, one of America’s top destination cities. Look for more information on programs and events coming soon.
SHOW FAST FACTS
WHEN: Wednesday, August 24 – Thursday, August 25, 2016
WHERE: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
HOURS: 10 am – 5 pm, Wednesday and Thursday
MORE INFO: www.p3petshow.com | 678.285.3976 (EXPO) or 800.318.2238
Filling a marketplace need for a Midwest trade show for pet industry retailers, P3 |Progressive Pet Products was launched by Urban Expositions. Representing a complete reinvention of the former H. H. Backer Total Pet Expo postponed earlier this year, P3 will debut August 24-25, 2016 at Navy Pier, Chicago, Il. P3 will deliver a forward-looking, fun trade show experience to one of America’s top destination cities – pairing the market’s newest pet products with exceptional educational programming and networking events.
ABOUT URBAN EXPOSITIONS
Based in Kennesaw, GA and founded in 1995, Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 40 events serving nine industry sectors, including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Apparel, Aviation, Halloween | Party, Foodservice, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focusing on the airport concession industry. In addition to its Kennesaw, GA headquarters, Urban has offices in Shelton, CT, Boca Raton, FL, and is represented by employees in California, Colorado and Illinois. www.urban-expo.com | 800.318.2238.