APPA Business Edge


Give Your Business Every Advantage


APPA's Business Edge program is designed to help members traverse the dynamics and nuances of the pet industry, increasing their opportunity for success.  This multifaceted platform incorporates educational opportunities, market updates, networking events, and an interactive on-line discussion group to give you a complete understanding of the pet industry landscape and how to successfully navigate it.


Business Edge on LinkedIn

Sign up for the Business Edge group on LinkedIn to post questions, request program topics, and network with other APPA members. To register, go here



Quick Reads and Industry Updates 

Pet Industry Update- June


Past Business Edge Webcasts

How to Use Market Research to Improve Your Business - June 2018

Trade Show Success Strategies: Best Practices for Global Pet Expo and Other Trade Shows - February 2018


About the Moderator

Dave Bolen, CEO of The Bolen Group & APPA Program Consultant

Dave Bolen serves globally as a retail advisor in the pet specialty business to sharpen focus on strategic growth opportunities, organization and execution. Dave also serves on boards and with private equity groups to direct strategic thinking to enhance business opportunities. His very successful past positions as President & CEO of Pets Supplies Plus and EVP and Chief Merchandising officer at PETCO make him a valuable and insightful consultant to APPA's Market Access and Business Edge programs.