H.H. Backer’s 23rd annual pet industry spring trade show was held April 13-15 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, attracting nearly 6,000 registered buyers from 1,869 firms.
These attendance figures are up 23% compared with the previous year’s show. According to the organizer, a total of 314 exhibitors displayed products in 560 booths. In addition, 60 exhibitors displayed at the Backer show for the first time.
The next show is the 45th annual pet industry Christmas trade show, which will take place from October 13-15 in Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
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