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Pet Connections ExpoAnnounces Retailer Boot Camp

This session will kick off on Oct. 16.

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International Conference Development has announced that registration is now live for its third annual Pet Connections Expo and introduces a groundbreaking 2½-hour Boot Camp for Independent Pet Retailers, Tactical Lessons to Drive More Sales this Holiday Season, facilitated by Lynn Switanowski of Creative Business Consulting Group. This session will kick off the second day of the show on Oct. 16 and be filled with easy-to-implement strategies that all businesses should be doing to drive more sales for the holiday season … and beyond. Attendees will leave with a list of simple things that every business owner/manager must do to compete with national chains and own their local markets.

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“I’m thrilled to be speaking at Pet Connections Expo – at such an important time of year and at such an important business building show,” Switanowski said. “The cost is free to attend, and the marketing lessons presented during the boot camp are focused on helping businesses maximize fourth-quarter sales, with actionable tips and tactics to be used immediately, and for years to come.”

The Pet Connections Expo will take place at the NJ Convention & Expo Center from Oct. 15-16. This year’s focus will continue to be on topics that are most important to independent retailers. Pet Connections Expo will bring together pet industry buyers and suppliers from around the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, as well as the entire country.

“We are excited to add this valuable 2½-hour educational session to kick off our second day of programming with Lynn Switanowski. Stay tuned for announcements of additional high-profile, industry-leading speakers, including our Opening Panel on Tuesday, October 15, Half the Bark, Twice the Bite!, moderated by Antoine Seailles of Pet Food Experts, opening a discussion on Ways To Successfully Compete with Big Retail & Online, Despite Limited Budgets & Resources. Our goal continues to be to focus on the independent retailer and empower their success,” said Bill Doherty, ICDevents president and show director.

Further details on the 2019 Pet Connections Expo can be found at petconexpo.com.Information on The Retailer Boot Camp, Tactical Lessons to Drive More Sales this Holiday Season, can be found at petconexpo.com/retailer-bootcamp.

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Natural Dog Chew Brand Nature Gnaws Coming to Costco

It will be sold at select 48 Costco stores.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Nature Gnaws, the Florida-based natural dog chew brand, announced that its line of bully sticks will be sold at select 48 Costco stores. With Costco being one of the largest, most trusted retailers in America, Nature Gnaws is in good hands with its bully sticks being sold alongside Costco’s incredible brands.

Expected on shelves by the beginning of September, Nature Gnaws’ most popular product, the 12-inch bully stick, will be available to Costco club members as a 12-count bag.

“To see our product on their shelves is a major milestone, and we are incredibly grateful to Costco for entrusting us with our brand,” says co-founder Steve Mamak.

In a span of a few years, Nature Gnaws has seen explosive growth and is a top seller at other retails including Amazon, Walmart.com and Chewy.com.

All Nature Gnaws products are made from single or limited ingredients, providing a natural alternative to rawhides. Their line of chews not only consist of bully sticks but jerky, porky, salmon, antlers as well as combo packs so dogs can try different types of chews.

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Gold Paw Series Introduces Stretch Fleece Onesie

It’s a baseball-tee-inspired onesie that is made to fit like a dream.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Gold Paw Series has announced it has designed itsStretch Fleece in a full-body style, thanks to popular demand. The Stretch Fleece Onesie is a baseball-tee-inspired onesie that is made to fit like a dream.

Gold Paw Series believes no garment can exceed its material. That’s why the Onesie is made from the company’s signature buttery-soft fleece using recycled content fabrics by bluedesign certified mills. “We work with top-notch high-tech mills to develop gorgeous, functional fabrics that maximize performance and minimize fuss,” comments Rebecca Gadd, CEO of Gold Paw Series. “Our Stretch Fleece Onesie features 7 percent spandex for a 4-way stretch. It’s so comfy that your pup will never want to take it off!”

The new Onesie is lightweight, which makes a single layer of it just right for a cool walk or perfect for winter pajamas. It even has a turtleneck for added warmth. Being suitable for indoor and outdoor wear, the Onesie also works great as a liner under heavy coats, protects skin conditions or wounds, eases mild anxiety and calms puppies, and helps to keep weight on senior dogs.

Available in four two-way color options, including navy and winter mod, hunter and avocado, eggplant and summer mod, and red tartan and black, plus a full leopard option, it’s designed to fit canines of all breeds and sizes. Gold Paw Series even offers customization to the garment — sleeves can be shortened to fit smaller pups or those with shorter legs.

The Stretch Fleece Onesie is available for suggested retail prices ranging from $55-$65.

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Evercare Relaunches Pet and Home Collection of Lint Rollers

The packaging is revamped with a cleaner and more aesthetically attractive look.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Evercare recently relaunched its Extra Sticky Lint Roller — Pet Collection and Extreme Stick Lint Roller – Home Collection with all new branding, product design and packaging. Still offering the same great performance, the Evercare collection, now boasts a “comfort grip” handle and thumb indent. The packaging is revamped with a cleaner and more aesthetically attractive look, flaunting a brighter color palette, while the branding is more cohesive and consistent for the consumer.

In blind in-home use test (IHUT), 100 people were asked to compare Evercare and the leading brand on the market. Evercare outperformed on all metrics analyzed, including performance, durability, and comfort.

Evercare’s extreme stick adhesive, coupled with the razor-cut, easy-tear sheets, make Evercare second to none when it comes to easily and efficiently picking up even the most stubborn pet hair, lint, dust and debris.

“Several tests have already proved Evercare to be the stickiest lint rollers on the market, compared to other leading brands. Now, the look and feel of the products match the performance!” Steven Golub, senior director of marketing, boasted.

Both collections are comprised of several sizes and shapes including 100-Layer Standard Rollers, 70-Layer Giant, Mega (10-inch wide), 30-Layer Travel Size, and various refill options. The Pet Collection has already begin rolling out to retailers including Target and Amazon. In the coming months, the redesigned Home Collection will also be available.

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