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ATLANTA (January 11, 2016) –  Leading distributor American Distribution & Manufacturing Company (ADMC) has announced plans to exhibit in the August 24-25, 2016 debut edition of the P3 | Progressive Pet Products Trade Show at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL.  ADMC joins other top distributors, like Phillips Pet Food & Supplies and General Pet Supply, as well as a growing number of big name brands and emerging companies now filling the show’s exhibitor roster.


“We are so pleased to welcome ADMC and its many brands to our growing exhibitor base,”   says Dean Russo, group show director for Urban Expositions, producers and managers of P3.  “The momentum for P3 is really starting to build and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with ADMC.  We’re already working on co-promotional programs to ensure that P3 delivers a rewarding market experience to their manufacturers and retail customers.”


“P3’s strong focus on our key customer, the Midwest pet retail market, makes it the ideal trade show venue for ADMC,” adds Terry Sullivan, vice president of sales and marketing, ADMC.  “By providing a much-needed product resource  and networking place for our  region’s retailers – P3 gives us the perfect platform to meet face-to-face with our customers and share our newest products and services.”


Headquartered in Cottage Grove, MN, ADMC is a family-owned and operated full line wholesale distributor with 700+ brands in the Farm & Fleet, Pet, Wild Bird and Wildlife industries.  With more than 75 years of experience servicing the independent retailer, ADMC covers the entire central corridor of the US -- from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico.  During P3, the company will showcase the latest introductions, best-selling items, services and promotional offerings from the premier brands in its Pet Food and Pet Product divisions.  For more information, visit

Making its debut August 24-25, 2016 at Chicago’s Navy Pier, 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.

 In addition to the latest products and innovations from distributors, established brands and emerging leaders, 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.

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 participating exhibitors, programs and events coming soon.

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:  | 678.285.3976 (EXPO) or 800.318.2238



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. | 800.318.2238.