The organisers of the planned PetEx 2012 pet trade show have announced that the event has been postponed until 2013.
Lesley Magill, PetEx’s sales director, commented: “We have decided to postpone PetEx mainly due to the economic situation in Ireland. The larger pet store chains are all experiencing an increase in business – however, they are buying directly from China and Asia and creating own brands.
“The two main Irish distributors are not in a position to exhibit with us this year as the smaller independent shops have seen a slow-down in trading and have cut back on stock. I would be concerned that if we go ahead this year the exhibitors would not have a good show without independent pet shops placing orders.”
New dates will be announced shortly.