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Petland Continues International Expansion

Pilot store opens in Saudi Arabia.

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(PRESS RELEASE) CHILLICOTHE, OH — Chillicothe-based Petland Inc. announces that the first Petland has opened in Saudi Arabia. In 2016, Petland announced the expansion into the Middle East North Africa region with the signing of a Master Franchise Agreement.

Petland has 135 locations in international markets, including stores in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, China, El Salvador and South Africa. Last year, Entrepreneur magazine ranked Petland #20 in the top global franchisees.

The master franchise agreement for Saudi Arabia includes rights to develop stores in United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Lebanon, Kuwait and Bahrain.

The store, located in Jeddah, opened May 26 and features a complete line of great pets and pet supplies. Petland offers many unique items for the welfare of animals that have never before been available in the Middle East.

“Finding the right partner takes time. We spent more than two years working with a family to determine the Petland Master Franchise was the right fit for a partnership and we have spent the past months developing a strong relationship with them planning and building their first store,” Petland Vice President of Business Development and International Relations Steve Huggins said

“We are excited to bring the unique Petland experience to the Jeddah community,” Petland President and CEO Joe Watson said. “Petland stores in Middle East will make a beneficial impact on pet retail and will provide a unique and personal pet shopping experience for families looking for a new pet or buying supplies for their current pets.”

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Various members of the Petland team have made several visits to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where they assisted with the planning, merchandising, sourcing and training for the Petland pilot store.

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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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