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Q: Pet Supplies Sourcing Information Sources ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Pet Supplies Sourcing Information Sources
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: _mike_-ga
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Posted: 23 Nov 2004 17:09 PST
Expires: 23 Dec 2004 17:09 PST
Question ID: 433130
I'm trying to source pet supplies for dogs and cats, including toys,
accessories, food and medications. I'm interested in the following

a) List of major trade directories for the pet supplies industry in the USA.

b) List of major periodical industry publications (e.g. newsletters
and magazines) for the pet supplies industry in the USA.

c) List of industry organisations that support the pet supplies
industry in the USA.

d) List of major events for the pet supplies industry in the USA, such
as conferences and exhibitions.

e) List of any other resources that may be useful for sourcing
purposes (e.g. sourcing companies, etc.).

Resources can be either in online (e.g. website) or offline (e.g.
printed publication, CD Rom) format. For each resource, please specify
the following information (if relevant):
- Title / name
- Publisher / organizer
- Price
- Place where the resource can be accessed / purchased

Note that I'm only interested in industry-specific information, e.g.
no consumer magazines, etc.
Subject: Re: Pet Supplies Sourcing Information Sources
Answered By: adiloren-ga on 29 Nov 2004 16:07 PST
Hello, thanks for the question. Please let me know if you need any
further clarification.

----------------Industry Associations----------------------------------- 

World Wide Pet Supply Association

"World Wide Pet Supply Association, Inc.ź, or WWPSAź as it is better
known, is a non-profit, membership-controlled trade association
organized to represent its members and the interests of the companion
animal and pet products industry. America's oldest pet industry trade
association, WWPSAź serves more than 450 members including
Manufacturers, Product Distributors, Breeder/Livestock Distributors,
Suppliers, Manufacturers' Representatives and Retail Businesses.

WWPSA's mission is plain and simple: to create markets for its
members' products and services. In other words, WWPSAź seeks to
promote responsible growth and development of the companion pet,
product and services industry. WWPSAź has a number of key objectives:
(a) forging trade relationships that support and expand the industry;
(b) supporting related organizations and their efforts to enhance the
industry; (c) understanding and promoting the companionate benefits of
animals to industry and consumers; (d) developing educational programs
for retailers fostering industry communication; (e) promoting consumer
education and awareness."

The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association

-------------Industry Directories----------------------------------------

Google Pet Supplies Directory

Wholesale Directory

Pet Supply Directory

Pet Company List

Retail Reports

Pet Supply Directories:

---------------Trade Journals---------------------------------------------------

Pet Age

"Our Bpa-Audited Circulation Consists Of 23,000 Industry
Professionals, Including Retail Pet Supply Outlets, Pet-Services
Providers Selling Pet Supplies, Grocery/Mass Merchandiser Chains, Feed
Dealers, Pet Supply Wholesalers, Livestock Wholesalers, And Others
Allied To The Field"

Pets Magazine

"Pet Project"

Pet Trade World


Global Pet Expo

Expo Web

---------------Additional Resources---------------------------------------------

Major Pet Supplies Companies:

PETsMART (formerly R.C. Steele Pet Supplies)
Ahold USA
Costco Wholesale
Drs. Foster & Smith
Fat Cat
J and J Dog Supplies
KV Vet
Pet Valu
United Pharmacal

Industry Report

" The future looks promising for the pet supply industry. Its
projected that total industry sales will reach $30 billion by 2003 -
enjoying a 15% growth potential. Out of this, the e-tailers have a 5
to 10% slice. However, at $1.5 to $3 billion, it doesn?t leave a very
large pool for e-tailers, especially when considering the existing
competition between the existing and incoming players. This report
discusses the strategic isuues facing the industry, the key growth
factors, the existing competition and how it is changing."

Pet Supply Industry

Pet and Pet Supplies Stores in the US -- Industry Report

The U.S. Market for Pet Supplies and Pet Care Products


Google Search Strategy:

"pet supply industry"
"Pet supply directory"
pet "trade journals"
"trade associations" pet supply
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