Distributor Announcements: April 2014
Paw Pods has added national distributors and retailers. The new partners include Hindsdale Pet Cemetery in Willowbrook, Ill., Partridge Enterprises in Clarklake, Mich., and Kap-Lind Enterprises in St. Louis.
“We are very excited about these new national partnerships,” said Ben Riggan, managing partner of Paw Pods. “Exposing more people to alternative, ethical and environmentally friendly pet aftercare solutions is our primary goal, and these new distributors and retailers will greatly support this mission.”
Aquatop has partnered with Chuck Latham Associates, a premier sales and marketing agency in the pet, vet and farm ag industries. Chuck Latham Associates will distribute Aquatop products in the East Coast, South, Southwest and West Coast U.S. regions.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Chuck Latham Associates,” said Dave Chai, president of Aquatop. “They understand our key customers and produce real results for fast-growing, innovative brands just like us. We’re excited to see how this new relationship will help shape the future of our company.”
Pet Palette, a specialty distributor in the pet industry, has launched two brands, bringing the total number of brands for the company to more than 50. The company started distribution of Sit Treats—a line of USA-made, sweet potato treats—in February. In March, the company added the distribution of the H2O4K9 brand of stainless steel water bottles for dogs.
“We have successfully established ourselves as an important alternative to the larger distributors by supplying stores nationwide with our unique selection of small, boutique brands,” said Robin Kershner, executive vice president of Pet Palette LLC. “Sit Treats and H2O4K9 fit perfectly into our unique line up of brands, and we will continue to support small manufacturers and small retailers.”