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APPA Business Edge: How to Use Market Research to Improve Your Business
June 19

Developing Your Global Sourcing Strategy
RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 9

APPA Business Edge: How to Use Market Research to Improve Your Business

Date:  June 19, 2018
Time:  1:30 p.m. ET/ 12:30 p.m. CT/ 10:30 a.m. PT
Presented By:  Dave Bolen, CEO, The Bolen Group and APPA Member Program Consultant, and Maria Lange, Business Group Director, Gfk USA

APPA’s Business Edge educational program combines informative webcasts, market updates, and networking opportunities to help our members navigate the nuances of the pet industry.

APPA members have access to a variety of complimentary data resources to help them make informed business decisions. Through use of a case study, our expert will demonstrate why market research is an essential tool for long-term success and how to use it to gain a competitive advantage.

In this webcast, you will learn how to use market research to:

  • Detect new market opportunities
  • Identify gaps in supplier assortments
  • Benchmark from your competitors

The webcast will open with a brief industry update from APPA’s member program consultant and pet retail expert, Dave Bolen.

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Developing Your Global Sourcing Strategy
NEW DATE:  August 9, 2018
Time:  2:00 p.m. ET/ 1:00 p.m. CT/ 11:00 a.m. PT
Presented by:  Thomas A. Cook, Managing Director, Blue Tiger International

This webcast is Part 3 of the 5 part series, APPA Export-Import Solutions: Developing & Managing Your Global Supply Chain, designed to help APPA members travel beyond their borders and expand their international footprint. 

As demand for better quality and lower cost pet products grows, businesses are turning to global sourcing as a matter of survival.  Staying competitive in the long-term requires planning to ensure the benefits of overseas procurement outweigh the risks.

In this webcast, our experts will use a case study to demonstrate:

  •  How to identify cost savings opportunities in overseas markets
  • Developing sustainable vendor relationships
  • Establishing quality acquisition contracts

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 Past SeminarsClick here  to access our webcast archive page. 

APPA Webcast Series TO GO!  Take the APPA Webcast Series on the go with you!  Audio files are now available for Podcast and MP3 Downloads.  Don't forget to print the Presentation Slides and take them along to accompany your audio files. List of Archived Titles:

  • Building a Digital Presence to Drive Revenue and Customer Loyalty, Presented by Trish Thomas, CEO of TEEM Marketing and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Partners, June 7, 2018 (60 minutes)

  • Developing Your Export Sales Strategy, Presented by Thomas A. Cook, Managing Director, Blue Tiger International, May 24, 2018 (60 minutes)
  • Spotlight On:  APPA’s Generational Report – Volume 2 and Other APPA Market Research, presented by Julie Springer, APPA Market Research Analyst, May 17, 2018 (45 minutes)
  • APPA Business Edge - Trade Show Success Strategies: Best Practices for Global Pet Expo and Other Trade Show, presented by Dave Bolen, Pet Retail Specialist and Business Consultant, Kevin Fick, CEO, Worldwise and Alice Tillet, CEO, Petmate, February 22, 2018 (60 minutes)

  • Cyber Security Issues In Global Trade:  Avoiding Costly Mistakes, Presented by Thomas A. Cook, Managing Director, Blue Tiger International, February 15, 2018 (60 minutes)

  • Creating Sales Into Foreign Markets, Presented by Thomas A. Cook, Managing Director, Blue Tiger International, December 14, 2017 (60 minutes)

  • APPA Business Edge, Presented by Dave Bolen, Pet Retail Specialist and Consultant, December 13, 2017 (45 minutes)

  • How to Stock Your Toolbox with Resources for Successful Pet Food Exporting, presented by Dennis Lynch, Export Counselor, Food Export – USA and Food Export - Northeast and Joshua Dillard, Deputy Director, Food Export – USA, November 30, 2017 (60 minutes)

  • Take the Fear Out of Exporting and Increase Your International Sales, presented by Jennifer Simpson, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Export-Import Bank of the U.S., November 16, 2017 (30 minutes)

  • Food, Fur and Beyond:   A Fresh Look at Pet Wellness, Presented by David Sprinkle, Research Director, Packaged Facts,  November 8, 2017 (60 minutes)

  • New Trump Administration on International Business: Concerns and Opportunities,  Presented by Thomas A. Cook, Managing Director, Blue Tiger International, October 26, 2017 (60 minutes)

  •  Maximizing Your Pet Company's Value in 90 Days,  Presented by Shina Culberson, President of Quist and Moderated by Carol Frank. Managing Director, MHT Partners, October 24, 2017 (60 minutes)

  • Pet Product Marketing in Today's Digital Era, Presented by Tierra Bonaldi, Principal  and Katie Hippert, Digital Media Manager at The Impetus Agency, October 11, 2017 (60 minutes)

  • "I've Gotten the Big Order.  Now What?", Presented by Rick Rockhill, Executive Vice President and Partner at Lucy Pet Products and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Partners, April 25, 2017 (60 minutes)

  • Natural Products, Pet Wellness, and the New Pet Parent, Presented by David Sprinkle, Research Director, Packaged Facts, January 25, 2017 (60 minutes)

  • The Top Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Selling Their Business, Presented by Pamela Dennis, PhD, Organizational Development Consultant and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Partners, December 1, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Import Compliance Update, Presented by Rennie Alston, CEO, American River Group of Companies, November 17, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Mastering Negotiation Skill Sets, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, October 27, 2016 (60 minutes)

  •  The Ins and Outs of Licensing a Pet Product, Presented by Nicole A. Ressue, Intellectual Property Attorney.  Moderated by Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Midspan, September 27, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Breaking Into the Millennial Mind - Strategies for Recruiting, Retaining & Engaging, Presented by Scott Zimmer, Generational Expert and Keynote Speaker, BridgeWorks, June 16, 2016 (70 minutes)

  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Classification, Determination & Compliance, Presented by Jasmin Marin, Senior International Trade Consultant at American River Group of Companies, June 9, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Exporting in a Manner Compliant with U.S. Government Regulations, Presented by Sarah Reynolds, Senior Consultant / Trainer and Vice President of Operations, American River Group of Companies, May 4, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Launching a Brand: Part II in a series on Creating and Launching a Brand, Presented by Rick Rockhill, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Zarhill Partners and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Midspan, April 26, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Developing a Brand Identity, Presented by Rick Rockhill, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Zarhill Partners and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Midspan, February 4, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Best Practices for Sourcing Pet Products in China, Presented by  Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, December 16, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Pulling Back the Curtain on Private Equity, Presented by Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT MidSpan and Jeremy Holland, Principal, The Riverside Company and Owner of Outward Hound, December 15, 2015 (60 minutes)

  •  Are you Recall Ready?  Learn How to Be Prepared for the Unthinkable, Presented by Roger Hancock, Founder and President, Recall InfoLink, and John Kirkpatrick, Director of Sales, Recall InfoLink, December 10, 2015 (45 minutes)

  • Best Practices for Dealing with FDA Regulated Imports, Presented by Jasmin Marin, Senior International Trade Consultant, American River Group of Companies, December 3, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Export AES Compliance Management, Presented by Sarah Reynolds,  Senior Consultant/Trainer and Vice President of Operations, American River Group of Companies, November 19, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Successfully Raising Capital to Fund Your Growing Pet Business, Presented by Pat Robinson, Business Development Manager, CircleUp, and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT MidSpan, October 27, 2015 (60 minutes)
  •  Understanding INCOTERMS (International Commercial Terms) and How it Affects Imports & Exports, Presented by Neil Lenok, American River Group of Companies, June 11, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Developing Export Sales Opportunities, Presented by Neil Lenok, American River Group of Companies, May 7, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • The Myths and Realities of Pet Industry Mergers and Acquisitions: Revelations from Two Pet Industry M&A Insiders, Presented by Craig Lawson, Co-founder, MHT MidSpan and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT MidSpan, April 23, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Gaining a Competitive Advantage by Importing Your Pet Products, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, October 23, 2014 (60 minutes)

  • What is a minimum risk pesticide and how is it regulated? Presented by Leslie Garcia and Micah Reynolds, Senior Regulatory Consultants, Technology Sciences Group Inc., October 7, 2014 (60 minutes)

  • How to Select and Manage Your International Carriers, Freight Forwarder, and Custom House Broker, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, October 2, 2014 (60 minutes)

  • Demystifying Exports:  Exporting is Profitable, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, August 21, 2014 (60 Minutes)