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Jones Naturals Leverages New Personnel to Focus on Efficiencies and Growth

This effort led to foregoing the annual SuperZoo Trade Show this year.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Under the leadership of Laura Jones, COO, Jones Naturals is focused on improving operational processes and systems to ensure continued growth and profitability. This effort led to foregoing the annual SuperZoo Trade Show this year, but Jones remains confident about 2020 and beyond.

“Jones’ priority has always been to manufacture the highest quality, natural USA dog treats and chews and provide excellent customer service,” Jones said. “With the support of our board of directors and a dedicated team of employees, we are directing our attention back to the basics that helped this company become successful over the past 30 years. The steps we are taking now will allow us to continue to experience growth and success in the future.”

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As part of this effort, Jones recently filled three positions with experienced leaders who bring a wealth of knowledge to the organization: Mary Sagona, CFO; Michael Coyle, VP of operations; and Steve Doherty, director of sales.

Sagona, a certified public accountant, has more than 20 years of progressive experience in manufacturing finance and five years of public accounting. Sagona is tasked with analyzing product costing and pricing to improve margins for Jones and its customers. She is also leading the implementation of an updated inventory management system.

Coyle brings an extensive knowledge of manufacturing and operations with more than 16 years of experience across multiple food and beverage platforms. In a short span, Coyle has increased efficiencies 25 percent over 2018, and is tracking the usage of an additional shrink wrap machine installed in Q1 in order to maximize its capacity.

Doherty is an experienced sales manager and adviser with 30-plus years working in consumer-packaged goods and beverages markets across multiple channels. He has a thorough understanding of sales strategies and merchandising, and will also oversee Jones’ existing sales teams to support existing customer relationships and seek opportunities for growth.

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Jones Naturals is the parent company and leading manufacturer of premium, natural dog treats and chews marketed under three brands: Jones Natural Chews, The Country Butcher and Grass Valley Farm. These brands boast a variety of proprietary, flavorful options, including exotic and organic proteins, bones and chews, jerkies and sausages, and a line of super-premium and single-ingredient products.

With over 160 years of meat manufacturing experience, the Jones family has built a reputation on quality products and unmatched customer service. All products are 100 percent natural and raised, sourced, and made in the USA, adhering to the strictest quality and safety standards. Jones Naturals brands are manufactured at facilities in Rockford, IL, and sold through independent, regional, and national retailers.

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These 10 Attendees Won a Free Night at the PETS+ Wellness Summit Hotel

Find out who won a free night at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel on us!

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Leading up to the PETS+ Wellness Summit happening Oct. 1 and 2 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, we gave away 10 free nights to 10 lucky attendees. Picked at random, they are:

  • Kelly Donnel, Pet Central Station, Lincoln, NE
  • Kimberly Aspenleiter, Moore Equine Feed & Supply, Southern Pines, NC
  • Patricia Boden, Animal Connection, Charlottsville, VA
  • Justin Dowling, Pet Supply Port, Saukville, WI
  • Brianna Swanberg, Mutts & Meows, Nashville, TN
  • Christine McCoy, The Natural Pet Enrichment Center, North Royalton, OH
  • Annabell Bivens, The Dog Store by Your Dog’s Best Friends, Alexandria, VA
  • Hernando Umana, Beautify the Beast, Lutz, FL
  • Trace Menchaca, Flying M Feed Co, Houston, TX
  • Chris Guinn, Dog Krazy, VA

Thinking of making last-minute travel plans to attend the PETS+ Wellness Summit? Friday, Sept. 20, is the last day to get the conference rate at the Lowes Chicago O’Hare Hotel. Get more info about the summit.

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Under the Weather Partners with Pet Food Experts to Expand Distribution

It will now be distributed to more than 1,200 independent pet retailers in Pet Food Experts’ Midwest territory.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Under the Weather has announced a distribution partnership with Pet Food Experts. With this new partnership, Under the Weather will now be distributed to more than 1,200 independent pet retailers in Pet Food Experts’ Midwest territory.

“We are very excited to be part of the Pet Food Experts distribution network,” says Kyla Sternlieb, founder and president. “I founded Under the Weather based on my passion for helping pets. Working with Pet Food Experts, it’s clear that we are partnering with a distributor that is equally as committed and passionate about improving the lives of our pets.”

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Under the Weather was founded in 2015 and is known for its award winning freeze-dried bland diets for dogs with digestive upset. Also offering a complete line of dog and cat supplements and a full CBD line, Under the Weather is a one-stop shop for busy pet parents who need a quick and convenient solution for any sick pet. Under the Weather can be found in more than 1,500 retail stores across the country.

“Under the Weather provides pet parents with a variety of products to help their pets with issues from an upset stomach to joint pain,” says Antoine Seailles, market strategy manager at Pet Food Experts, “Their portfolio consists of bland diets to pre and probiotic supplements. They are a solution-oriented company that we are happy to be able to offer our retailers.”

Pet Food Experts is a fourth-generation family-owned and operated company headquartered in Pawtucket, RI. Pet Food Experts delivers to more than 4,000 retailers in 32 states out of five distribution centers located in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Washington and Colorado.

Under the Weather donates a portion of every sale to its Ruffy Rescue Fund, named after the dog who inspired the company. The funds are used to help cover the transportation and spay/neuter of pets from overpopulated areas of the USA to Vermont for adoption. The Ruffy Rescue Fund has helped save the lives of more than 2,000 shelter dogs.

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Old Mother Hubbard and The Dogist Partner on #Cookiecam Cookies

These tasty treats have been given a “paw of approval”.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Old Mother Hubbard has announced a new partnership with The Dogist to bring pet parents exclusive #CookieCam Cookies. The Dogist has photographed more than 30,000 dogs from around the world, sharing their unique stories online and on social media. Now, through this product collaboration with Old Mother Hubbard, The Dogist will be serving up healthy and heartfelt treats — dubbed as #Cookiecam Cookies — on the streets of New York City to pups participating in these documentary-style photos as well as for sale online exclusively through The Dogist.

Carefully crafted with natural, wholesome ingredients, these tasty treats have been given a “paw of approval” from The Dogist’s expert Cookie Committee taste test team: Waffle, Simon and Finn. The crunchy treats come in a fun mini-bone shape in an assortment of three best-selling recipes that dogs have been drooling over for 90 years and counting: Liv’R’Crunch, P-Nuttier and Bac’N’Cheez.

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Dogs make the world a better place and can inspire all pet owners to do the same. Treating them right with all-natural recipes serves as one way to say thank you for the joy they bring. Each pack of treats allows pet parents to step behind the camera and create their own #CookieCam whenever snack time may take place so the world can watch their pup munch away.

“We believe that snack time is one of the best ways to show our dogs both the love and nutritional excellence they deserve. With the exclusive #Cookiecam Cookies, it will now also be a time that is shared beyond just a pet parent and their pup,” said Kristof Vlaeminck, senior director of global brand marketing for Old Mother Hubbard. “We’ve long admired the work of The Dogist and we’re excited that the power of wholesome, all-natural nutrition will now be a part of the stories they share.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Old Mother Hubbard on these exclusive #cookiecam cookies. Rewarding our pups for great behavior is paramount to the training process and Old Mother Hubbard makes it easy with both a tasty and healthy treat” said Kate Speer, CEO of The Dogist. “After years of having solely The Dogist shoot joyful videos of pups chomping away, we are excited to see what our own community comes up with when they have a chance to spread the #cookiecam love with their pups too.”

#Cookiecam Cookies will be sold exclusively online at thedogist.com.

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