AUSTRALIAN DOG ACCESSORY BRAND PARTNERS WITH U.S. DISTRIBUTOR
Australian brand Outback Tails will be available for U.S. retailers to order through King Wholesale Pet Products.
The company’s range of pet accessories has been printed with authentic Aboriginal art from
the Warlukurlangu Aboriginal artists of the Central Desert. A percentage of sale proceeds from
the range goes back to the featured artist on each product.
The Outback Tails collection also includes a selection of Australian outback animal dog toys,
all made from sustainable fibers and colored with natural vegetable dyes, making them a safe
and nontoxic choice for pets to chew and play with, according to company officials.
Hound & Gatos, a
canned dog and cat
food company, has
up with United
Pacific Pet (UPP).
Through the partnership, Hound &
Gatos will now be
available to independent retailers in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada.
Recently acquired by Charlee Bear Pet Products, Hound & Gatos is looking to
expand its current national distribution in anticipation of the brand’s impending
“UPP’s professionalism and commitment to customer service are only a couple of
the reasons that we’re thrilled to collaborate with them,” said Patrick McGarry, general
manager of Charlee Bear Pet Products. “We’ve got some exciting upcoming plans in
the works for Hound & Gatos, and we know UPP’s extensive network will help us to
continue growing and reaching more pet parents with our protein-packed pet food.”
PETIX ADDS NEW DISTRIBUTOR, OPENS U.S. OFFICE
As part of its expansion in the U.S., Petix, the maker of WizSmart, has added a new
distributor partner, Frontier Distributing. The partnership will bring WizSmart pads
to a wide range of pet specialty retailers, ranging from single-store independent operators to multistore, multistate operations, in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.
Petix manufactures WizSmart Premium Super Absorbent Dog Pads. The
eco-friendly company transforms more than 120 million unused diapers each year
into an exclusive and super-absorbent blend for the pads, said company officials. The
pads contain a one-of-a-kind formula to provide an odor-controlled, quick-drying and
leak-proof indoor potty solution. The absorbency of one pad can last all day, plus the
pads feature patented stay-put adhesive tabs that can be used to secure the pads to
the floor and the wall at a 90-degree angle, creating a perfectly placed target for male
dogs, officials said.
The company has also opened its first U.S. headquarters. The Brazilian-based company, which introduced its first SKU in the U.S. in 2017, has established an office in
“We have experienced a great deal of growth in the recent years, and opening our
U.S. headquarters will help our brand establish stronger relationships with both our
retail partners and customers here in the states,” said Krister Holm, general manager
of Petix. “We’re also very excited to partner with a well-respected wholesale distributor such as Frontier. With more than 30 years’ experience distributing pet foods and
related supplies, we are confident that this partnership will help broaden the opportunities in the North American market for WizSmart.”
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