written by Patrick Schiek
That is often a question we get asked by the pet parents we serve, whether it is in our store, with grooming, or just in general with regard to cats & dogs. We love to share with our clients what is new. It’s one important way we differentiate ourselves at Lucky Dogs.
Exactly three weeks from today Amy & Pat will be finding out what is new when we attend Global Pet Expo in Orlando, FL. Global Pet Expo is the largest pet industry trade show in the United States and an important way for us to find out what is new.
This year, these are some of the main categories we will be focusing on to find out – and bring back to you our valued clients – what is new:
- Premium pet foods
- Gently cooked
- Food toppers
- Dog Chews
- Dog treats
- Cat treats
- Dental Care
We are blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the country. However, Skaneateles and Central New York are not the easiest places to get to and so we rarely see reps from companies. We try to stay on top of what is new through industry trade journals, industry trade groups, paid memberships in industry trade associations, webinars, etc.. Going to a show like Global is a significant effort for us to do in both time and money, but it’s one of the best ways for us to get immersed in what is new.
As always, we want your feedback on what you are interested in and looking for, for your furry best friends. We will be posting videos from our time at Global and soliciting your feedback as we go through the show. Please follow along on social media (@shopluckydogs on Instagram & Facebook) and give us your feedback as to what you are liking. Also, please take a minute to let us know what is on your mind as we are currently planning our approach for Global. You can send us a message via email, Facebook, or Instagram.
Lastly – in order for us both to be able to go to the show and maximize our time, we will need to close the Lucky Dogs store from Tuesday March 21st – Friday March 24th. We will be back open on Saturday March 25th.
Thank you for participating in our journey and helping us bring back what is best for your pets and yourself!