The organisers of the planned PetEx 2012 pet trade show have announced that the event has been postponed until 2013.
The decision to put the show, due to be held in Dublin September, on hold was made following consultation with previous visitors and prominent companies in the Republic of Ireland’s pet trade.
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.