Zoomark International concluded its 18th edition with a considerable increase in exhibitor numbers and buyer attendance.
It was the seventh time that PetQuip organised a ‘British pavilion’, which included a UK pet product industry information stand, providing support for the British exhibitors, as well as a free product-sourcing service for overseas buyers.
Security retailer Chickenguard attracted more than 40 international sales leads. And other brands, including Meatiful, Frozzy’s, Mr Johnson’s, Pet Remedy and Tribal Pet Foods – exhibiting for the first time at Zoomark – were ‘overwhelmed’ with overseas interest.
Dog treats and chews manufacturer Antos, based in Scotland, also had a ‘fantastic’ show.
Managing director Antoon Murphy said: “This was our second time exhibiting at Zoomark and the show was extremely busy. We received over 100 quality genuine enquiries from distributors and stores all over Europe and some even further afield such as Canada, Russia, the Middle East and the USA.
“The feedback was fantastic and people loved our product offering and Scottish branding. The hard work starts now trying to convert all these promising leads into sales!”
In all, 757 exhibitors from 45 countries attended Zoomark, in Bologna, Italy, held earlier this month.