Attendance increased by 19% over the previous year, with 12,197 registered attendees. Together exhibitors and attendees represented 4,715 companies, a 26% increase.
During SuperZoo, the “New Product” awards, voted on by buyers, were given out in eight categories.Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. won third place in the Overall Best in Show category and first place in the Small Animals category for its Quiko Edible Treats. In the Bird category, Kaylor of Colorado won for its Quick n Ready and Sunny Yellow foods. Central Garden & Pet Company won third place in the Miscellaneous category for the Kaytee Hummingbird ElectroNectar drink.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.