Nine ground-breaking new pet products have been confirmed as the winners of the inaugural Pets at Glee New Product Showcase 2019, at a special award presentation organised and run by Garden Trade News.
Selected from over 360 entries – a record breaking number of entries – showcased at Glee (10th – 12th September, NEC Birmingham), the winning products were chosen by an expert panel of judges.
Entries were submitted into nine key pet retail categories, comprising:
- Best Pet Clothing Products
- Best Pet Toys & Entertainment
- Best Pet Accessories
- Best Pet Bedding & Travel
- Best Pet Food & Treats
- Best Pet Health, Grooming & Cleaning
- Best Pet Technology
- Best Eco Initiative Pet Products
- Best Overall Pets @ Glee
The 2019 judges – Ian Hodgson – Garden News, Andy Bunker – Altons Garden Centre, Mel Livingstone – Fron Goch Garden Centre, Jane Lawler – Marketing Consultant and GCA Inspector, Tom Grinnall – Head of Home, Blue Diamond, Josh Winter – Planters Tamworth, Colin Weatherly-Mein – GIMA/Greenfingers, Roger Crookes – Pughs Garden Centres and Ex-GCA inspector, Caroline Linger – Crocus and Emma Kelly – Bents – considered each entry on a challenging range of criteria, including innovation, design, quality, environmental credentials, pricing and retail potential – resulting in some hot debates and close runners-up in a number of categories. A shortlist was then decided for each category, with the shortlisted suppliers then invited to join the judges in the ‘Pitching Den’.
Best Pet Clothing Products
Winner: The House of Paws – Santa Knitted Snood
Best Pet Toys & Entertainment
Winner: Trixie – Dog Activity Flower Tower
Best Pet Accessories
Winner: Dickie Bag – Neoskin Treat Bag
Best Pet Bedding & Travel
Winner: Scruffs – Santa Paws Box Bed & Gift Set
Best Pet Food & Treats
Winner: Henry Bell – Dog Gone Fishing
Best Pet Health, grooming & Cleaning
Winner: Trixie – Cat Litter Tray Sieve Mat
Best Pet Technology
Winner: 101 & Co – Automatic Pet Feeder
Best Eco Initiative Pet Products
Winner: Danish Designs – FatFace Marching Dog’s Deluxe Slumber Bed
An additional award was always awarded to the ‘best in show’ selected from all the entries received.
Best Overall New Product at Pet at Glee 2019
Winner: Dickie Bag – Neoskin Treat Bag
Shortlisted: Dickie Bag, Scruffs, Henry Bell, Trixie and George Barclay
Matthew Mein, Glee Event Director confirmed: “I’d like to extend my sincerest congratulations to all those that scooped one of the inaugural Pets at Glee New Product Showcase awards. Pet is a huge part of Glee’s offering so being able to celebrate the value and innovation of this thriving sector has been a truly enjoyable experience. Thanks also to our judges for their time and invaluable input – it is greatly appreciated.”
Join PAWExpo in 2020
PAWExpo – a new high-end pet focused exhibition – will launch in September 2020, supported by the team behind the annual Glee trade event. A special ‘first look’ at what is to come will be unveiled at the official PAWExpo reveal party on Wednesday 11th September at the Pets Café area, in Hall 19.
PAWExpo – Pet & Animal Wellbeing Expo – will offer a fresh look at pet product and accessories. Pet care, wellbeing, premier and luxury products will take centre stage, showcasing brands that cover everything from food and health, to accessories, technology and retail solutions.
More details about PAWExpo 2020 will be announced soon. To find out the latest news log onto www.gleebirmingham.com. For details on exhibiting at Glee, call +44 (0)203 3545 9752.
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ITE Group plc was founded in 1991 and is now one of the world’s leading organisers of international exhibitions and conferences.
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