ST. CHARLES, MINN. — Chasing Our Tails announced its acquisition of K9 Candy Kitchen, a manufacturer of Himalayan pet chews, on Nov. 9. The company has acquired K9 Candy Kitchen from the Trowe family.
K9 Candy Kitchen offers various pet products, including Himalayan-style chews, formulated with sustainable and organic ingredients.
According to data by Packaged Facts shared by Chasing Our Tails, Himalayan dog chews is a significantly growing segment within the $10 billion US dog treat market. However, most of these chews are made in Nepal and imported into the United States. To cash in on this growing market, K9 Candy Kitchen developed a similar Nepalese-inspired chew, completely made in the United States.
The company’s Himalayan-style chews have witnessed significant demand, causing K9 Candy Kitchen to develop a private label Himalayan-Style Chew division. The company has also received recognition from the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Dairy Research for its chews.
“We are looking forward to welcoming K9 Candy Kitchen to our product family,” said Elena Kalogeropoulos, chief executive officer of Chasing Our Tails. “It has a unique cheese-based product with strong demand. We are looking forward to continuing its growth as a Chasing Our Tails sub-brand.”
As part of the acquisition, Chasing Our Tails will produce K9 Candy Kitchen’s Himalayan-Style Chews at its facility in St. Charles. The company will provide K9 Candy Kitchen with manufacturing expertise, helping it scale and meet growing demand for its chews.
“We are extremely excited to add another category to our robust consumable pet product offerings,” said Stephen Trachtenberg, president of Chasing Our Tails. “We will continue to identify further acquisitions to add to our capacity and our family of brands.”
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