PPN: How does Pet Palette make it easy
for independent pet supply retailers to
RK: Pet Palette has 14 field reps
that work with our retailers on an
individual basis. Retailers have a
big appetite for new products,
and our reps are great at showing
them what is new and the benefits of why they might want to
carry the product. We also have
had a great relationship with
WholesalePet.com since our inception. In the latter part of 2016,
we plan to launch our own online
ordering system so that retailers
can visit our portal and see past
ordering info, quantities available, etc., when they order.
Pet Palette also offers a low
PPN: What do you want independent pet
minimum order of $100 and a
shipping rebate of 5 percent on
orders over $350. We dedicate
ourselves to staying in stock,
The easiest thing
we do is give retailers
60 great brands on one
order, one box and one
retailers to know about Pet Palette?
RK: We support small business, as
do most of our vendors. We also
are not a big company, so you
will get to know us on a personal
level. Most of our team has been
working at Pet Palette
since its inception, so
they have gotten to
know many retailers on
a first-name basis.
PPN: How does Pet Palette give
PPN: What does the future hold for Pet Pal-
back to the industry (shelters,
RK: Pet Palette partners with the
Huxley & Kent Rescue Fund.
This fund awards a retailer that
has purchased Huxley & Kent
with a donation to their favor-
ite pet-related charity. Huxley
& Kent and Pet Palette believe
strongly that the retailers and lo-
cal rescue groups are the cham-
pions of local pet-related causes.
This year, we will donate to more
than 15 charities.
ette? Where would you like the company
to be in 10 years?
RK: We would like to have a West
Coast distribution facility open
in the next phase of expansion.
We also are excited about our online ordering system. We always
will continue to be very selective
about the type of brands that we
bring on and continue to bring
new products to market quickly.
We want to have a greater role
in helping the small retailers
become more successful.
Pet Palette also plans to
expand the amount that we
contribute to pet-related
charities as we grow. It’s
fun to help at the local
level, and we take great
pride in that.
ELLO PET SUPPLY ADDS NEW
Ello Pet Supply, a wholesale pet
product distributor in Littleton,
Colo., added Scout & Zoe’s dog
treats, My Dog Nose It doggy sun
protection and Mr. Wigglebottoms dog shampoo to its USA-made wholesale products.
The distributor now markets
five Scout & Zoe’s dog treat varieties: Venison Jerky, Chicken
Jerky, Duck Delights, Lamb Lung
and Chicken Jerky Sticks.
The My Dog Nose It clear sun-screen balm comes in 0.5-ounce
jars and a starter kit of six jars.
Made specifically to protect dogs’
exposed areas such as noses, ears
and bellies, the product is all natural, vegan, and cruelty and paraben free, the company stated.
Mr. Wigglebottoms’ 8-ounce
shampoo varieties come in Orig-
inal, Lavender, Rosemary Mint
and Unscented. Made with organ-
ic ingredients, the vegan, pH-bal-
anced formula contains no sulfates
and is gluten, cruelty and paraben
free, according to the company.
BIOZYME DISTRIBUTES COUNTRY
VET NATURALS DOG FOOD LINE
BioZyme Inc. in St. Joseph, Mo.,
now distributes four formulations of Country Vet Naturals dog
food: Healthy Adult Dogs, Growing Puppies, High Performance
Dogs and Senior Dogs. The foods
contain added vitamins and minerals in addition to BioZyme’s
proprietary Amaferm—a natural
INABA CIAO EXPANDS
Inaba Foods, the Tokyo-based
makers of premium feline treats,
announced additional U.S. distribution of Ciao Grilled Fillets and
Ciao Churu Purees with Pet Food
Experts Inc., which is headquartered in Rhode Island, and Rio
Grande Service Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
SKOUT’S HONOR PICKS UP
THREE NEW DISTRIBUTORS
Skout’s Honor of Irvine, Calif.,
which makes a line of pet stain and
odor products, added three new
U.S. distribution partners: Bark to
Basics, Natural Animal Nutrition
Inc. and Fauna Foods Corp.
The new partners join Skout’s
current lineup of distributors,
which include Central Garden &
Pet, Veterinary Service Inc., United Pacific Pet and Aloha Natural
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