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Pet Food Company Breaks Ground on $60M Treat Facility

It will employ 150 people.

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Rendering of Tuffy’s Pet Foods’ planned treat facility in Delano, MN.

Delano, MN, city officials  joined executives from Tuffy’s Pet Foods, CRB, Pinky Swear Foundation and Founding Fathers Pet Treats to celebrate the groundbreaking of Tuffy’s new pet treat facility on Aug. 7 in Delano.

Delano Mayor Dale Graunke kicked off the ceremony by discussing the impact the facility will have on his community. “Delano is open for business and our beautiful city couldn’t be more excited to have such a highly-respected family-owned company add jobs and vitality to Delano. We want Tuffy’s Pet Foods to feel as home in Delano as they do in Perham.”

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Twin Cities Business reports that the plant is a $60 million facility.

The 173,500-square-foot facility is slated to open in November 2020. It will feature two extrusion lines producing 9,000 pounds of semi-moist pet treats each hour and six packaging lines producing stand-up re-sealable pouches.

The plant will initially employ 50 people. The number of jobs will reach 150 when it hits capacity.

The facility will be constructed by Kansas City, MO-based CRB, a global consulting, design and construction services firm. It will be designed and built to achieve Green Globe Certification for sustainability.

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“Tuffy’s is committed to producing great products for four-legged family members,” said Charlie Nelson, president of Tuffy’s Pet Foods parent company KLN Family Brands. “We are equally committed to being a great corporate citizen and an important part of the Delano business community.”

Based in Perham, MN, Tuffy’s has been producing dry dog and cat food kibble for over 50 years. Tuffy’s currently produces kibble under its own national brands NutriSource, Pure Vita and Natural Planet as well as numerous co-manufactured products.

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Brutus Broth Launches Biscuit Product Line at SuperZoo

Dog treats deliver flavor and nutritional boost made with real human-grade bone broth.

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(PRESS RELEASE) OWINGS, MD — Brutus Bone Broth, pet nutrition products created from Grandma’s bone broth recipe, announced at SuperZoo it is expanding its line of bone broth products to include Brutus Biscuit dog treats. The expansion of the product line gives dog owners an easy and convenient way to boost canine nutrition, in a portable and flavorful treat form. Visit Brutus Broth at Booth #813 for exclusive show specials and a sneak peek at other new products.

Brutus Biscuits are made with human-grade Brutus bone broth and are crafted to provide exceptional flavor while still packing the health benefits of bone broth into every bite. Free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, Brutus Biscuits are available in 8 oz. resealable, stand-up pouches of beef or chicken flavor and are nutrient rich, making them the perfect snack for dogs of any age.

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“We are thrilled to be announcing our expanded line of bone broth products at SuperZoo this year and are looking forward to growing our footprint across the U.S.,” said Kim Hehir, co-founder of Brutus Bone Broth. CEO Sue Delegan added, “We’ve received great feedback during our trials from dog owners and veterinarians alike. Each purchase of our chicken and beef Brutus Biscuits provide dog owners with a nutritious treat that delivers 18 grams of protein per serving for their pups, while giving back to animals in need.”

The new product launch of Brutus Biscuits supports the company’s corporate mission to provide nutrition to pets, while giving back to the community. In doing so, Brutus Broth continues to support organizations such as Animal House Colorado, Colorado Springs All Breed Training & Rescue, Grateful Greyhounds, Hawaii Humane Society, the Linda R. Kelley Shelter, Project K9 Hero and many more.

“Brutus Bone Broth Biscuits are not only filled with nutritious ingredients from bone broth, but glucosamine as well,” said Dr. Joanna Cook, Ali’i Animal Hospital. “As a veterinarian, I always ensure that everything we feed our patients is a positive additive to their health, which is why we choose these Brutus Biscuits.”

Brutus Bone Broth is hydrating and nourishing and is the only bone broth on the market made with added glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health. Brutus Broth is available online as well as in national grocers and specialty retailers across the U.S. including: Big Y, Calvin & Susie, District Dogs, The Dog Stop and Wegmans. For more information about Brutus Broth, visit https://brutusbroth.com/ and keep up on social media at https://www.instagram.com/brutusbroth/ and https://www.facebook.com/brutusbroth/.

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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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