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Distributors and Suppliers Honored at Management Conference

Super Dog Pet Food Co. was named Distributor of the Year at the 40th  while United Pet was named Suplier of the Year.
Super Dog Pet Food Co. was named Distributor of the Year at the 40th annual Pet Industry Distributors Association’s (PIDA) meeting, while the United Pet Group was named Supplier of the Year.

The conference took place this past weekend, March 5 to 9, 2008, in San Antonio at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country resort. A number of meetings and events took place during the five-day meeting, but PIDA organizers said the awards banquet was a particular highlight. Fred Schober of Super Dog presented the supplier performance awards, while Bob Nicastro of Lambert Kay presented awards to the distributors.

Distributors voted Royal Canin (a Mars Petcare brand) the Most Improved supplier and JW Pet the runner-up Supplier of the Year. Suppliers chose Animal Supply Co. as its Most Improved distributor and Wilson Pet Supply as runner-up Distributor of the Year.

A complete list of the winners is listed below. 

Supplier Awards
(voted on by Distributors)

Overall Most Improved: Royal Canin

Supplier of the Year: United Pet Group

Runner Up: JW Pet

Sales Support:

  1. United Pet Group
  2. JW Pets
  3. Naturvet

Most Improved: Lexit Corp. 

Marketing and Promotions:

  1. United Pet
  2. JW Pet
  3. ZooMed

Most Improved: Royal Canin

Logistics and Operations:

  1. Coastal Pet Products
  2. United Pet Group
  3. Sun Seed

Most Improved: Boyd Enterprises


Distributor Awards (voted on by Manufacturers)

Overall Most Improved: Animal Supply Co.

Distributor of the Year: Super Dog

Runner Up: Wilson Pet Supply

Sales Support:

  1. Animal Supply Co
  2. Lone Star Pet Supply
  3. Pet Food Experts

Most Improved: Animal Supply Co.

Marketing and Promotions:

  1. Central Garden
  2. Wilson Pet Supply
  3. Super Dog

Most Improved: Gardner Distributing Co.

Logistics and Operations:

  1. Wilson Pet Supply
  2. Super Dog
  3. LeeMar Aquariums

Most Improved: Animal Supply


Posted March 11, 2008, 3:00 p.m., EST

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