Poll Archives

What feature of Global Pet Expo are you most looking forward to?

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  1. New Products Showcase (43.8%)
  2. Global Pet Expo Academy Seminars (6.2%)
  3. Meeting/Networking with Suppliers (18.8%)
  4. Visiting Specialized Show Floor Sections (6.2%)
  5. Allan L. Levey Golf Tournament (6.2%)
  6. Retailer Excellence Awards (18.8%)

What is your biggest source of competition?

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  1. Grocery & Mass Retailers (14.3%)
  2. Big-Box Pet Stores (35.7%)
  3. Other Independent Pet Stores (21.4%)
  4. Online Retailers (28.6%)

What is your preferred source for information about new products?

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  1. trade publications (60.0%)
  2. trade shows (10.0%)
  3. Internet (15.0%)
  4. distributors (5.0%)
  5. sales & marketing reps (10.0%)

What is the key to reinvigorating the aquarium hobby?

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  1. Expose more young people to the hobby (42.9%)
  2. Focus on products that make aquarium keeping easier (21.4%)
  3. Focus on products that make aquarium keeping less expensive (14.3%)
  4. Offering services to make aquarium hobbyists successful (14.3%)
  5. Prominently position in-store aquarium displays (7.1%)

What is the biggest threat currently facing independent pet stores?

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  1. Misguided legislation/regulation (15.8%)
  2. Uncertain economy (21.1%)
  3. Competition from mass/grocery retailers (10.5%)
  4. Competition from big-box pet stores (36.8%)
  5. Declining ownership in certain pet categories (5.3%)
  6. Supplier consolidation (10.5%)