Details from this year's Wild Bird Expo™ and Heart of America Gift Show™, held in Mexico, MO on October 8-10, have been concluded and are now available for announcement. This annual event is attended by hundreds of backyard nature retailers from across the United States and Canada and offers the ability for attendees to review and vote for their favorite represented New Product and Vendor Booth.
|Pictured left to right: Cheryl Roberts with Brome Bird Care and Grant Toellner with Gold Crest Distributing.||Pictured left to right: Tony Otero and Sue Otero with Lone Wolf and Grant Toellner with Gold Crest Distributing.|
The winners of the Best New Product Showcase are as follows:
Best New Product: Squirrel Buster® Suet Feeder by Brome Bird Care, Inc. Gold Crest Vice President Grant Toellner stated, “Brome continues to be the gold standard in the birding industry when it comes to new innovative and functional squirrel-proof products, and it was no surprise to me the new suet feeder won the best overall new product at the show as it is a tremendous new product.”
Best Vendor Booth: Lone Wolf® Hand Painted Feeders. Gold Crest Vice President Grant Toellner stated, "We are lucky to have Lone Wolf come year after year to the Expo and they always have a terrific eye-catching booth, and I was very excited to see that this year they were chosen to have the best overall vendor booth at the 2019 Wild Bird Expo.”
Other winners at this year's event included Share Night's examples of best piece in five categories: Best Display – Backyard Bird Center in Kansas City, MO; Best Special or Promotional Piece – Nature Lover’s Nest in Middlefield, OH; Best Advertisement – Chirp Nature Centers in Big Bear Lake, CA; Best Direct Mail Piece – Nashua Farmers’ Exchange in Nashua, NH; and Best Social Media – Chesterton Feed & Garden Center in Chesterton, IN.
The Wild Bird Expo ™ and Heart of America Gift Show™ are held annually at the Gold Crest Distributing facility in Mexico, MO.