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PETS+ Wins FOLIO Award for Best B2B Animal/Pets Magazine

3-year-old magazine honored for its June 2018 issue.

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(PRESS RELEASE) MONTCLAIR, NJ – PETS+, the newest publication of SmartWork Media, won one of its biggest honors yet when it won a gold award in the prestigious FOLIO Eddie & Ozzie Awards, announced in New York on Wednesday, October 30.

The magazine’s June 2018 issue took home gold in the category of Best Full Issue (B2B Animal/Pets). The issue was led by one of the magazine’s most acclaimed features of the year, “Dare to Do: Our Guide on How to Do Just About Everything”.

PETS+ also won an honorable mention award for feature design for “Lab Work”, a lead story from the February 2019 issue of PETS+.

Other gold winners included SmartWork Media’s magazine for jewelry professionals, INSTORE, for its May 2019 issue in the B2B Retail category and a best website honor in B2B healthcare category for INVISIONMAG.COM, the company’s media for independent eyecare professionals.

“This award is an important vote of confidence showing pet-business marketing partners that they are investing in a truly best-of-class publication for the fast-growing pet vertical,” says Matthijs Braakman, publisher and chief executive officer of SmartWork Media.

Other honorable mention winners for SmartWork Media included INVISION for best full issue in the B2B healthcare category, as well as a instructional/how-to award for INVISION (“Epic Fail”, April 2019 issue).

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The competition, which attracted more than 2,500 entries in 33 categories, recognized publications for print and digital design, as well as breaking coverage, feature writing and how-to articles.

The six FOLIO Eddie and Ozzie honors earned in this year’s awards bring the company’s total since 2004 to 148, making SmartWork Media one of the most highly decorated publishers, per title, in the world.

PETS+ has won 16 awards of its own since launching in 2017.

See the company’s full list of awards here.

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Veritas Farms Announces Expansion of Veritas Pets Into Ingestible Pet Products

The company is launches three separate ingestible products designed specifically for pets.

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(PRESS RELEASE) FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Veritas Farms, Inc. (OTCQB: VFRM) (“Veritas Farms” or the “Company”), a vertically integrated agribusiness focused on the production of full spectrum hemp oil products with naturally occurring cannabinoids,  announces the release of pet ingestible chews under the recently introduced Veritas Pets product line.

The company is launches three separate ingestible products designed specifically for pets, which are all made with natural ingredients and infused with the Company’s full spectrum hemp oil. Veritas Pets Skin & Allergy Chews are formulated with EPA & DHA to help address your pets skin health and address seasonal allergies. Veritas Pets Calming Chews are formulated with Chamomile and Valerian Root which will help keep your pet calm during thunderstorms, fireworks or any stressful environment they sometimes face. Veritas Pets Joint Care Chews include ingredients such as Glucosamine and Chondroitin which are formulated to support healthy joints. Veritas Pets also offers a bacon and tuna flavored tincture infused with the Company’s full spectrum hemp oil. In addition to the many ingredients formulated to support each condition, each ingestible chew contains 10mgs of the Company’s full spectrum hemp oil.

Veritas Farms recently won an award for “Best New Product” on its Calming Chews at the Pet Hemp/CBD ECRM event in Cape Coral, FL this past November. Management has expended significant resources on the research and development of the Veritas Pets product line and the team involved is very excited to launch these products specifically for pets.

Alexander Salgado, CEO and co-founder of Veritas Farms, stated, “We designed each new pet product with premium, targeted ingredients along with our full spectrum hemp oil to help pets and pet owners alike to find balance and wellness in their day. Our products are very different than many of the CBD pet products currently on the shelf and we strive to become a leader in this space with our award-winning products.”

Veritas Pets products are available for purchase here.

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Gott Pet Products Names Fred Corbett National Sales Manager

He formerly served as Mid Atlantic Territory sales manager at this family-owned business.

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(PRESS RELEASE) ST. FRANCIS, WI – Fred Corbett has recently been promoted to national sales manager for Gott Pet Products, purveyors of Charlee Bear natural dog treats and Hound & Gatos natural food for pets. He formerly served as Mid Atlantic Territory sales manager at this family-owned business.

In Corbett’s new role, he will lead the company’s growing sales organization and strengthen relationships with retailer and distributor partners nationwide. Before joining Gott Pet Products in 2019, Corbett served as national sales manager, Pet & Treats at F.I. Emmert and vice president of sales at Signature Pet Products. Prior to that, he held the title of regional manager, Pet Specialty Division at Mars Petcare. He is known to industry veterans as an accomplished sales professional and dynamic team coach.

“Fred has an impeccable reputation for helping retailers experience greater food and treat category growth,” stated Patrick McGarry, general manager of Gott Pet Products. “I’m confident that his drive, determination and team leadership abilities will propel both of our brands to new heights.”

Corbett steps up at an exciting time in Gott Pet Products history. Charlee Bear dog treats recently introduced two innovative new lines: Bearnola Bites, which are crunchy granola clusters bursting with aroma and taste, and Meaty Bites, raw, freeze-dried morsels blended with real superfoods that’s one of a kind. Hound & Gatos recently launched a line of dry pet food that includes three grain free recipes for dogs, three grain free recipes for cats, and two recipes for dogs made with ancient grains. To help address heightened consumer concerns, all are formulated without peas, lentils, chickpeas, or white potatoes and are supplemented with taurine.

For more information on Charlee Bear, please visit CharleeBear.com. Retailers and distributors interested in learning more about Hound & Gatos are encouraged to visit HoundGatos.com.

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Petcurean Teams Up with Coastal Farm & Ranch in Washington and Oregon

Stores will carry NOW FRESH and GO! SOLUTIONS wet & dry recipes for dogs & cats.

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(PRESS RELEASE) CHILLIWACK, BC  – Petcurean, a Canadian company that creates expert formulated, premium-quality recipes for cats and dogs, announces a new partnership with Coastal Farm & Ranch to bring the Company’s GO! SOLUTIONS and NOW FRESH collections to pet parents at Coastal stores across Washington and Oregon. This new partnership expands Petcurean’s presence in the Pacific Northwest, with a specific focus on serving the needs of pets and their pet parents who farm, ranch, hunt, and fish to sustain their livelihoods.

“We’re excited to bring our GO! SOLUTIONS and NOW FRESH collections to Coastal Farm & Ranch stores throughout Washington and Oregon because their hardworking customers deserve high performing pet nutrition for their active dogs and cats,” said Anabel Immega, trade marketing manager, Petcurean. “We offer a wide range of recipes to meet the diverse needs of each and every pet, so whether they’re seeking protein-rich recipes to maintain strong muscles, whole-grain recipes for sustained energy, or recipes designed to meet the unique nutritional requirements of large or small breed sizes, they can now find it at Coastal Farm & Ranch.”

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The GO! SOLUTIONS collection features wet food and dry recipes for dogs and cats of all life stages, including puppies, adults and senior pets. Each recipe was created to provide complete and balanced nutrition, while also offering functional, solutions-based benefits to support pets’ unique dietary needs, including picky eating, itchy skin or dull coat, and food sensitivities. The collection includes grain-free, whole-grain, and potato-free options, and meat protein-rich recipes formulated to support optimal digestion. GO! SOLUTIONS wet and dry recipes for dogs are complemented by a line of meal mixers, which feature freeze-dried functional ingredients to help address issues like skin and coat care, hip and joint support, digestive health and weight management.

Petcurean’s NOW FRESH collection features breed size and life stage specific kibble recipes for dogs and cats, featuring large and small kibble sizes to meet various palatability preferences. , as well as complementary wet food recipes. All recipes for dogs and cats feature market fresh meat or fish, and no rendered ingredients or meat meals, grain, gluten, wheat, beef, corn or soy.

Formulated by Petcurean’s Nutrition Team, led by the award-winning Dr. Jennifer Adolphe, all GO! SOLUTIONS and NOW FRESH recipes contain no by-product meals, no added growth hormones and no General artificial preservatives. The wet and dry recipes are fully integrated and aligned within each collection, which supports wet with dry combination feeding and offers greater variety for food preferences that may change over time. The GO! SOLUTIONS and NOW FRESH wet food recipes can be served as a treat, topper, or as a complete and balanced meal on their own.

All wet food recipes produced by Petcurean are packaged in recyclable Tetra Pak cartons that are made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paperboard and 65 percent renewable materials. The cartons are more sustainable than cans and are BPA-free, in addition to being re-closable. Petcurean is currently the only brand to offer Tetra Pak recipes that feature shredded, minced and pâté formats, in addition to stews. This provides highly palatable texture options for cats and dogs that may have varying preferences due to age, breed size and other factors.

“At Petcurean, we focus on being leaders in science-based nutrition, and our nutrition team led by Dr. Jennifer Adolphe has been recognized across the industry for its expertise in recipe formulation,” continues Immega. “And like Coastal Farm & Ranch, we also focus on kinship and community at all levels, and Petcurean looks forward to working with Coastal retailers to support the causes that are important to them, including local humane societies, food banks, Boys & Girls Clubs, and 4H & FFA Youth.”

For more information about GO! SOLUTIONS, please visit:

  • For dogs: https://www.petcurean.com/for-dogs/go-solutions
  • For cats: https://www.petcurean.com/for-cats/go-solutions

For more information about NOW FRESH, please visit:

  • For dogs: https://www.petcurean.com/for-dogs/now-fresh/
  • For cats: https://www.petcurean.com/for-cats/now-fresh/

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