HH Backer's 22nd Annual Pet Industry Spring Trade Show , held April 23-25 in Baltimore, Massachusetts, USA, drew approximately 4,900 registered buyers from 1,536 firms, according to the show's program publisher,  Pet Age .

Trade show director Colette Fairchild reported that 224 exhibitors displayed products in more than 406 booths in addition to new 56 exhibitors.

"Even though the attendance numbers were down compared to previous years, buying seemed to have increased compared to last year's show," said Fairchild. "We're confident this trend will continue."