AUSTIN, Texas — Pets & Money, an event led by market research firm Kisaco Research, has hand-picked 12 pet product brands out of more than 50 nominations to present at its one-day 2019 Summit in Austin on Dec. 11.
The 12 “Best in Show Finalists” were selected by a committee of 10 pet product and investment professionals. Finalists include:
- Dig Labs
- Dog Drop
- Dr. Harvey’s
- Happy Again
- Honest Paws
- Vets Plus More (I.T. Medical Solutions)
- OneMind Dogs
- Pawlicy Advisor
- Walkee Paws
Four of the companies selected as finalists produce pet food or pet wellness supplements.
Dig Labs is behind the Pup Sup, a customizable all-in-one supplement for dogs, as well as The BarkBiome Project, which conducts research on canine digestion and overall wellness.
Dr. Harvey’s offers complete and balanced dog diets, supplements and treats, and grooming supplies, as well as treats and supplements for cats. The company’s aim is to offer “ultra-natural” pet food products formulated with high-quality ingredients with health and wellness in mind.
Happy Again is another dog supplement brand catering to young puppies and aging dogs to prevent and relieve mobility issues.
Honest Paws specializes in CBD- and hemp-infused pet products, including peanut butter, oil tinctures, supplements and treats. The brand’s products for dogs and cats focus on utilizing full and broad spectrum hemp extract to ease anxiety and nervous behavior, promote mobility and joint health, and support skin and coat health.
During the 2019 Pets & Money Summit, pet product industry decision makers will have the opportunity to learn more about influential market trends and network with other industry members.
Aside from the Best in Show Spotlight, the agenda for this event includes a panel on disruptive brands featuring Renaldo Webb, CEO of Pet Plate, and Ryan Yamka, co-founder of Guardian Pet Food. Other panels will discuss the transformation of pet industry retail channels and how startups can adapt; how pet brands can differentiate themselves to attract investments; and staying competitive and profitable in today’s crowded market.
Kisaco expects about 60% of attendance from brands in the pet product and service industry, and 40% from companies that support the industry, such as executive-level representatives of retailers, distributors, buyers, private equity and venture firms and market research providers.
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