Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Global pet expo and some interesting numbers.

Global Pet Expo is the pet industry's largest annual trade show, and takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, February 20-22.

The show is intended for industry professionals and grows every year. According to the Global Pet Expo website, this year presents 990 booths showing everything from pet beds to aquariums.

To me, almost a thousand booths sounds incredible, and it inspired me to look up some numbers. According to the 2011-2012 APPA National Pet Owner's Survey, 62% of US households own a pet, of some sort. This is approximately 73 million homes.

The survey breaks ownership down in some interesting numbers.

(Millions)
Pet type Number of households Number of pets
Bird
5.7
16.2
Cat
38.9
86.4
Dog
46.3
78.2
Equine
2.4
7.9
Freshwater fish      
11.9
151.1
Saltwater fish
0.7
8.61
Reptile
4.6
13.0
Small animal   
5.0
16.0


86.4 million cats and 78.2 million dogs, that's a lot of cats and dogs! The APPA page also concludes American households spent approximately 20.43 billion dollars on pet food under 2012.

The large number of pets is starting to affect businesses not traditionally geared towards this market. Many hotels across the country are installing new pet-friendly policies that include everything from pet pillows to gift packages with pet toys and treats. There are cat and dog spas, pet massages, and pet seat belts. Many companies one wouldn't associate with pets - like Harley Davidson and Old Navy - carry lines of pet products such as brand-name toys, gourmet treats, and clothing.

If you visit the Global pet expo, PlexiDor representatives Maya and Robert will be there to greet visitors and show the doors in action. The are at booth 1155 and love company, so if you're there, stop by and say hi to them!

4 comments:

  1. Just installed a plexidor at my sliding glass door for my big dogs. Our lives life has changed since.
    I am glad that the research I did for the best door for my needs was succsesf.

    I am no longer the survant who open and close that window. neither my dogs doesn't need my service to close the door.

    I'm very happy .
    You got a great products. Thank you.

    Ro-e Yogev
    Israel

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  2. I am so happy to hear you enjoy the pet door, and that it's making life easier for you and your dogs. We'd love to see photos of them! =)

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  3. Sounds like fun! Looks like my place to go on a shopping spree!!!!

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  4. It was a lot of fun! Many cool new products I didn't know existed.

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