MINNEAPOLIS — All-natural pet treat brand Finley’s has partnered with Safeway, Tom Thumb and Target to distribute its oven-baked biscuits and soft chew training treats at select stores in select locations.

"We are thrilled that through our new distribution partners our products reach a wider consumer base nationally. New collaboration opportunities and the expansion of our brand ambassador initiatives will allow more individuals and communities to be positively impacted throughout 2021 and beyond," said Kyle Gallus, chief executive officer and co-founder of Finley's Barkery. "As we move forward into the new year, we are excited to launch our expanded product line with more online partners and retail locations."

The pet treat company experienced growth in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Finley’s reported doubling its revenue over the last year, expanding regional pet specialty distribution to Western and Midwestern states, launching its allergen-friendly, low-calorie Soft Chew Training Bites, and growing its own team and ambassador network. The company grew its ambassador network by 33% in 2019, allowing it to employ 30 people with disabilities in Minnesota.

Finley’s pet treats are all-natural, limited ingredient and free from wheat, corn, soy, fillers and chemical preservatives. The treats are available throughout the United States in independent pet stores, premium grocery chains, and online at Target.com, Chewy.com and Walmart.com.

The brand was created by former special education teachers Kyle and Angie Gallus in 2016. Its mission is to create paid work experience opportunities and fund advancements for the employment of people with disabilities in the United States. To date, Finley’s has facilitated more than 9,000 hours of paid work and contributed $100,000 to employment programs.

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