Courtesy of the World Pet Association (WPA), the organization that hosts the SuperZoo trade show annually in Las Vegas, the winner of Pet Product News’ (PPN) 2023-2024 Retailer of the Year will be awarded three free nights at the Mandalay Bay Resort during the show, as well as funds toward airfare and dining, and VIP status at SuperZoo.
SuperZoo will be held Aug. 16-18 at the Mandalay Bay Resort. In addition to a complimentary hotel stay, the winner will receive round trip airfare to SuperZoo for one traveler (up to $500) and meal per diem for two show dates for one traveler ($100 per day).
PPN’s annual Retailer of the Year Awards aim to showcase the best of the best in the industry, honoring independent businesses that thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
As it has done every year in the past, PPN is also inviting pet retailers, grooming businesses and pet service providers to apply to be named either the Retailer of the Year or an honoree in one of many categories. PPN invites manufacturers and distributors to nominate their top choice for pet business award winners.
PPN’s annual Retailer of the Year Awards aim to showcase the best of the best in the industry, honoring independent businesses that thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace. The awards recognize outstanding pet stores—single stores, multiple stores, specialty stores, boutiques, grooming salons and pet service establishments—in numerous categories.
While the categories sometimes change from year to year, past winning categories have included Merchandising & Store Design, Growth & Expansion, Full-line Retailer, Pet Health & Nutrition Advocate and more.
A wide range of winning qualities can put a business in the running to be honored as a Retailer of the Year winner. These qualities can include, but are not limited to: phenomenal sales, amazing store design, fantastic marketing and promotion acumen, top-notch customer service or being a staunch pet advocate and promoter of pet welfare.
PPN will announce the winners at the SuperZoo trade show in Las Vegas in August, where honorees will be brought to the stage in a special awards ceremony.
Submission and nomination forms can be filled out online at roty.petproductnews.com, or they can be downloaded and emailed to PPN along with supplemental material of your choice—photos, media mentions, community commendations and business awards.
The deadline for submission is April 24, 2023.