APPA Market Access Program



APPA Retail Market Tour & Market Access Seminars

Delivering What You Need to Know About the US Pet Market!


Visit 4 local retail outlets to see American merchandising strategy in practice.  The itinerary contains stops at a variety of pet product retailers including Pet Supermarket, The Purple Pooch Boutique, Publix Supermarket, and Petco.

New this year, APPA is introducing a networking breakfast and moderator to answer questions and act as your personal guide through each store. 
Looking for even more information on emerging trends in the pet industry? Join us after the Retail Market Tour at one ouf Market Access Seminars.  Each hour-long seminar is designed to impart the most up to date information and will feature the debut of the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey.
The tour will include:
  • continental breakfast and market briefing
  • an on-board moderator
  • bus transportation
  • water and snacks
  • a printed copy of key topics discussed on the tour
About the moderator:
Dave Bolen is a retail advisor servicing a number of emerging growth businesses in the pet industry. Before dedicating his time to consulting, Dave served over 30 years in retail management with more than a decade spent in executive roles at two of the largest pet specialty stores in the U.S., Petco and Pet Supplies Plus.  Along with his extensive experience, Dave brings with him a wealth of knowledge about market trends, in-store merchandising strategies, and tips to succeed in the U.S. marketplace. 
Retail Market Tour
Tuesday March 21, 7:45am-12:30pm with continental breakfast
Price: $55 per person
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Market Access Seminar: Trends in Online Pet Product Shopping
Wednesday March 22, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Presented by: David Sprinkle, Packaged Facts
Price: Free admission
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Market Access Seminar: 2017-2018 APPA National Pet Owners Survey Debut
Thursday March 23, 11:00am-12:00pm
Presented by: Julie Springer, APPA Research Analyst
Price: Free Admission
Market Access Seminar: Key Trends and Developments in Global Pet Care
Friday March 23, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Presented by: Stefan Anbro, Euromonitor International
Price: Free Admission
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