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New WagzT Serve Smart Feeder May Be Smarter Than Your Pup

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(press release) PORTSMOUTH, NH – Wagz, Inc., the connected pet lifestyle company, introduces the Wagz Serve Smart Feeder—the only dog feeder that delivers the right nutrition at the right time, and keeps you connected to your pup from anywhere.  

The Wagz Serve Smart Feeder eliminates the most common pet lover concerns surrounding nutrition with intelligent serving technology that allows pet owners to control everything from their smartphone. The new feeder raises the bar for what is possible in an exploding smart pet product space that has modern pet owners looking for more practical and integrated solutions. 

As part of a greater system of connected Wagz solutions that will include smart collars, dog doors, water dishes and more; the video-enabled smart feeder automatically feeds the right amount, to the right pup, at the right time. More than just an automatic feeder, the device pairs with the soon-to-launch Wagz Explore Smart Collar to portion food based on the precise activity levels of each individual dog. It knows when you’re running low and can automatically order more food to be shipped to your door before you run out. 

“Dog owners know that their pets have different levels of activity every day, but don’t always know how it should translate to portion size,” said Terry Anderton, CEO of Wagz, Inc. “Our new smart feeder is loaded with proprietary technology that feeds the right amount of food at the right time, and automates mealtime, but it’s really about one thing—eliminating real-life worries that get in the way of enjoying more fun, hugs and wags with your best bud.” 

The Wagz Serve Smart Feeder can be loaded with any food (7mm or more), but also accepts new Whello smart food boxes that easily snap into the feeder. Using the feeder (and Whello food cartridges) challenges the need/practicality of giant bags of dog food by eliminating the hassle of lugging around heavy bags and the loss of most of the food’s nutritional value long before it lands into a dog’s dish. Feeding from smaller packages guarantees more nutrition, freshness, and less waste.

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Serve Smart Feeder features and functionality include:

  • Portion Control and Calorie Allocation
  • When synced with the soon-to-launch Wagz Explore Smart Collar, feeder recommends and dispenses the right amount of food for your dog’s unique size and activity levels. 
  • Built-in Replenishment
  • Smart monitoring detects when food levels are low, and automatically reorders food to your doorstep. 
  • Automatic Dispenser
  • Ditch the scooping and set unique feeding schedules from your smartphone to automatically feed your dog from anywhere, anytime. 
  • Feeds the Right Dog in Multi-Dog Household 
  • Included smart pendant recognizes each unique dog and instantly covers food when another dog approaches. 
  • Sound Alert
  • Let your dog know it’s dinnertime with an automated sound, whether you are at home, or on the go. 
  • Built-in HD Video Camera
  • Interact with your dog on the go, and see for yourself that they’re eating properly while you’re away. 
  • Whello Smart Nutrition
  • Buh bye bags, welcome Whello. New smart boxes snap into the feeder to deliver super-premium nutrition without the waste and hassle of giant dog food bags. 
  • Each standard Wagz Serve Smart Feeder comes with a smart pendant, a 19-cup hopper, and a free app. Optional monthly subscription options to store data. Wagz Explore Smart Collar ships Q3 2018.

Wagz is on a mission to develop a fully integrated pet care system that makes it easier for pet owners to deliver the best life for their best friends – all managed through one simple app. At the heart of the Wagz system is the Explore Smart Collar (available in Q3 2018) which connects with a suite of products including the Serve Smart Feeder, Go Smart Door, Play Smart Treat Dispenser, Drink Smart Water Dish, and more.

“The Wagz Serve Smart Feeder is just the first in a line of smart solutions that will reinvent how people connect with their pet. We are enthusiastic about rolling out the entire system throughout the year,” continued Anderton. 

For more information, visit www.wagz.com/servefeeder.  

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Thanksgiving Weekend to Draw 165M Shoppers With Deals ‘Too Good to Pass Up’

Holiday retail sales are expected to grow 4%.

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(PRESS RELEASE) WASHINGTON – Retailers are preparing for one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year with an estimated 165.3 million people likely to shop Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

“The tradition of Thanksgiving weekend holiday shopping has become a five-day event with consumers spending money in stores, supporting local small businesses, and online with their mobile devices and computers,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. “Even as people are starting to purchase gifts earlier in the season, consumers still enjoy finding good Thanksgiving deals and passing time shopping with family and friends over the long holiday weekend.”

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Throughout the course of the holiday weekend, 39.6 million consumers are considering shopping on Thanksgiving Day, 114.6 million on Black Friday, 66.6 million on Small Business Saturday and 33.3 million on Sunday. The shopping weekend will wrap up on Cyber Monday, when 68.7 million are expected to take advantage of online bargains.

Shay said younger consumers are significantly more likely to shop over the Thanksgiving weekend. Among those ages 18-24, 88 percent say they are likely to shop and particularly enjoy the social aspect. Similarly, 84 percent of those ages 25-34 plan to shop. That compares with 69 percent of holiday shoppers overall.

Of those planning to shop, there is an almost even split of people who plan to start their shopping in-store (47 percent) compared with those who plan to start online (41 percent). Those under 25 are even more likely to say they expect to start shopping in-store (52 percent).

“We expect the biggest increase in potential shoppers for Thanksgiving Day this year,” Prosper Insights Executive Vice President of Strategy Phil Rist said. “We anticipate that people may head to stores if they are open or shop from their phones while watching football.”

The top reasons consumers are planning to shop include:

The deals are too good to pass up (65 percent)
Tradition (28 percent)
It’s when they like to start their holiday shopping (22 percent)
It’s something to do over the holiday (21 percent)
It’s a group activity with friends/family (17 percent)
For consumers who do not plan to shop, more than half (53 percent) say something could convince them. The top reasons given that would change their minds are a sale or discount on an item they want (26 percent), if a family member or friend invites them to shop (12 percent), if they could be sure the items they want are available (11 percent) or a free shipping offer (11 percent).

NRF’s annual forecast estimates that holiday retail sales in November and December will be up between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent over 2018 for a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion.

The survey of 7,917 adult consumers’ Thanksgiving weekend plans was conducted Oct. 31 through Nov. 6 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2 percentage points.

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WholesalePet.com Announces Partnership with N-Gage Brand

Both parties are excited with the partnership.

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(PRESS RELEASE) WholesalePet.com has announced retailers will be able to purchase N-Gage Brand products consisting of toys, collars, harnesses, leashes, and travel gear.

“WholesalePet.com is very excited to bring N-Gage Brand to our customer base. Retailers are going to love the high-quality, innovative, mixed material and textured surface toys and travel gear. This is a fresh and sharp line that will help differentiate a store from big-box retail. The company gives back to dog rescue non-profits, too, through N-Gage Cares.” says Chris Avery, CEO at Wholesalepet.com.

“We are excited about partnering with WholesalePet.com and the independent pet retailer community to offer a meaningful product line that encourages spending more time with our dogs, an active lifestyle, and the right work life balance, all based on products that are designed for longevity — and fun,” said David Bornstein, head of business development, N-Gage Brand. “We’re confident that consumers will love our uniquely designed, well-built products, which will serve to enhance customer loyalty.”

WholesalePet.com is the leading online buying service connecting pet retailers with more than 350 pet supply vendors. Their vendors carry the highest quality, most innovative, upscale and unique pet products in the market.

N-Gage Brand is a maker of well-built, long lasting and functional pet products including toys, collars, harnesses, leashes and travel gear for dogs and their families. Integrity is the foundation of their organization.

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Happy Dog Barkery Expands Retail Space

The business was sorely lacking space in the existing location.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Happy Dog Barkery recently expanded its retail brick-and-mortar location in downtown Downers Grove, IL. The business was sorely lacking space in the existing location, and when a neighboring store relocated, Happy Dog jumped at the opportunity to expand into their space by knocking down the adjoining wall.

Beth Staley, owner of Happy Dog Barkery states, “We’ve been talking to our landlord for a few years about needing more space. Just when we decided to move some of our operation off-site for efficiency’s sake, this opportunity presented itself. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect!”

At a time when many brick-and-mortar retail locations are suffering due to many factors, including increased online shopping, Happy Dog Barkery has enjoyed success over its 15 years. This is the company’s third expansion in the current building it has occupied for the entire life of the business, adding square footage at each expansion. Happy Dog attributes its success to its fresh offerings of dog treats, stews and birthday cakes, which is unique to the area, as well as the experience its canine and human customers get while in the store. Canine customers’ favorite treat is the house specialty: liver cake.

The new space will expand the retail floor by an additional 1,300 square feet, allowing the business to bring in a more diverse mix of specialty products for dogs, cats and humans. The new space also provides more storage area for backstock, a mixed-use room and office space.

Happy Dog Barkery is an independent, pet specialty retailer featuring its own in-house bakery for dogs (and cats, horses, pigs, etc.) Local entrepreneur Staley left her job in corporate America in 2004 with the goal of working with her own pets and owning her own business. She was motivated by her own dog’s allergies. A baker since childhood, her Labrador Retriever, Payton, was suffering from severe food allergies and there seemed to be no existing healthy treats on the market for Payton so Staley created recipes of her own that were safe for Payton to eat. That quickly led to the opening of Happy Dog Barkery in April 2004. Happy Dog Barkery is home to Kale Chips the Dog, an international weight-loss story of the beagle mix who lost half his weight.

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