MONROVIA, Calif. — SuperZoo, a trade show for the pet retail industry in North America, announced a date change for the 2019 SuperZoo. After listening to feedback from pet professionals and reviewing post show research, SuperZoo will now host the event that attracts more than 20,000 pet professionals on August 20-22 in Las Vegas. The show’s educational programming for retailers will start August 19. This date change is designed to better serve the buying needs of industry retailers.

“SuperZoo’s goal is to provide the most robust platform of product discovery, education and networking to ensure this hardworking, dedicated community is able to come together at a date that is most conducive to their business imperatives,” said Jacinthe Moreau, World Pet Association (WPA) president. “Our commitment to serving the needs of the industry requires us to be vigilant, listen to feedback and take action when required. After several conversations and in-depth post show research analysis, we realized that hosting SuperZoo in August more efficiently matches the business goals and priorities of both brands and retailers. Armed with that information, we took immediate action and are pleased to make this industry-requested change.”

With more than 1,200 exhibitors and over 800 product debuts, retailers can source unique gear, pet technology, accessorie, pet food and pet treats that will allow them to differentiate themselves in today’s competitive market.

SuperZoo registration is expected to open by January 2019. Produced by WPA, the annual show attracts retailers, product suppliers and service providers. Founded in 1950, WPA brings thought leadership, innovative thinking and best practices to the pet industry. The association’s goal is to foster the well-being of pets and their families, while ensuring the health and sustainability of the pet industry as a whole. In addition to producing SuperZoo, WPA is the host of America’s Family Pet Expo, held annually in Costa Mesa, California, Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference, held in Atlanta, and Aquatic Experience, held in Secaucus, New Jersey.

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