Rover Gear Enters Exlusive Nationwide Distribution Agreement with Pet Palette Distribution

SYKESVILLE, MD, August 14, 2023

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based national distributor of premium pet products, has recently teamed up with Rover, the world’s largest online marketplace for loving pet care, to carry Rover’s full line of branded merchandise from the Rover Gear Walking Collection. Products are expected to be available for purchase through the Pet Palette Distribution website this summer..." READ MORE



Pet Palette Distribution to Showcase Over 50 Top Pet Brands at SuperZoo 2023

SYKESVILLE, MD, August 7, 2023

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based national distributor of premium pet products, will return to SuperZoo at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Convention Center this month to showcase their extensive catalog of top pet industry brands at Booth 6811. Throughout the three-day tradeshow they will offer over a dozen prize giveaways..." READ MORE



Let's Celebrate! These Festive Prdoducts Will Get Pets in the Holiday Spirit

Pet Age, August 1, 2023

With fall around the corner, the winter holiday season isn’t far behind, and retailers are preparing for those customers looking to spoil their beloved pets with presents. As pet companionship continues to thrive, animals are considered part of the family now more than ever, which means being a part of holiday celebrations...." READ MORE



Coolest Holiday products for 2023

Pets+, July 19, 2023

It might be 90 degrees in the shade but fall and winter are fast approaching. Now’s the time to stock up on those fast-selling, fun and festive holiday products for the coming months. From toys to treats and chews, you’ll find the sweet, neat and also Trick-or-Treat products that are sure to be some of your most successful basket builders. Read on!

*SAVE UP TO 10% ON ANY ORDERS and receive free shipping at $349 when you prebook your Pet Palette Distribution Fall/ Halloween orders before 7/24/23...." READ MORE



America's Coolest 2023 Honor Roll

Pets+, July 14, 2023

Each year, independent pet businesses from across the country apply to become one of PETS+ America’s Coolest. This exemplary body of pet retailers and service providers has grown to 71 since the contest launched six years ago! We proudly welcome nine more members with the class of 2023. This year’s winners reflect the indie spirit still strong in our industry. They are a diverse group of pet businesses, from a single location to a chain of six and from retail only to a multi-service operation that even offers veterinary care. The smallest packs its offerings into 1,300 square feet, and the largest spans 54,000 indoors and outside...." READ MORE



Petshop by Fringe Studio Expands Footprint with Pet Palette Distribution

SYKESVILLE, MD, June 13, 2023

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based national distributor of premium pet products, has recently formed a partnership with PetShop by Fringe Studio, a California-based pet toy manufacturer that is best known for their unique and popular designs that have a strong appeal to the modern pet owner. The distributor will be carrying over 90 of the brand’s best-selling products, as well as a rotation of items that will be highlighted in their seasonal collections throughout the year, including the distributor’s Halloween and Holiday prebook savings events that are currently active on their website...." READ MORE




2023 Pet Palette Distribution Halloween/Holiday Prebook Events Have Launched

SYKESVILLE, MD, May 31, 2023

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based national distributor of premium pet products, officially launched their 2023 Halloween and Holiday prebook events in earlier in May. All prebook orders will receive a 10% discount and free shipping at $349 after discounts. The collections feature hundreds of seasonal pet products from more than 20 of the industry’s leading brands, in categories that range from adorable accessories and cozy apparel to fun toys and tasty consumables for both cats and dogs..." READ MORE




Suppliers Spill on What's in Style

Pet Product News, March 17, 2023

While pandemic-related supply chain issues—plus slowed innovation among manufacturers and inventory gluts caused by panic buying—are ebbing, their impact on the pet industry lingers. With inflation on the rise, pet product manufacturers, distributors and retailers seek to maintain good margins without hiking retail prices more than consumers can bear. Still, i..." READ MORE




New Dog Star Line Available to Independent Pet via Pet Palette Distribution

SYKESVILLE, MD, March 9, 2023

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based national distributor of premium pet products, has recently announced that they will be the exclusive U.S. distributor of the new Dog Star Cute and Cuddly Collection to the independent pet channel. Dog Star is a new brand under the Barker’s Bowtique umbrella.
“We are excited to team up with Pet Palette Distribution and IndiePet in launching this line at Global Pet Expo in a couple of weeks,” said Mike Bennett, Barker’s Bowtique Director of Sales. “Congruent with our dedication to supporting the independent pet channel, this line will only be available to indie retailers ..." READ MORE




Category Creation: Pet Enrichment Feeders Have Gone Mainstream

Pet Age, March 1, 2023

It’s become a common belief that providing a dog with enrichment allows the companion animal to have a sense of control over its environment, which can help to reduce and avoid stress. Nutritional enrichment encourages dogs to use natural foraging and feeding behaviors to earn food. This can be accomplished by using puzzle feeders or slow feeders that have been shown to be a way to provide mental enrichment for dogs as they are required to use problem-solving skills to access the food.
SodaPup is a pet brand that specializes in the design, development, sales and marketing of innovative American-made, molded products that include rubber dog toys, nylon dog toys, TPE dog toys, lick mats and other feeding systems. The Boulder, Colorado-based brand has seen a tremendous response to its enrichment products since the start of the pandemic, which has resulted in the pet brand working hard..." READ MORE




Jax & Bones Now Available Nationwide through Pet Palette Distribution

SYKESVILLE, MD, February 16, 2023

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based national distributor of premium pet products, has recently formed a partnership with Jax & Bones, a California-based manufacturer of high-quality and sustainable products for animals and the people who love them. The distributor will be carrying over 60 of the brand’s best-selling rope and neoprene toys, feeders, and other accessories... READ MORE




Pet Palette Distribution Announces Partnership with BARK

SYKESVILLE, MD, February 7, 2023

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based national distributor of premium pet products, has recently formed a partnership with BARK, a leading omnichannel brand for dogs with products spanning toys, treats, food, and dental. The distributor will be carrying more than 60 of the brand’s best-selling toys, as well as a rotation of seasonal items throughout the year... READ MORE




Top Products to Stock Your Shelves with for 2023

Pet Business, February 1, 2023

Spring is loved by all for the way it awakens our senses and evokes memories from years gone by. The first glimpses of green, the fresh scents of new growth, the chirping of birds, and the buzzing of insects all remind us that spring has arrived. Bright, colorful displays appear in our favorite local places, and pets and their owners can be seen enjoying the longer days. Each aspect of spring brings with it a sense of warmth and nostalgia, reminding us of the beauty that lies ahead after a long, cold winter.
These longer, warmer days create opportunities for pet retailers to help foster these feelings of springtime bliss in their customers, with fresh assortments that highlight favorite activities of the season... READ MORE




Pet Palette Distribution Announces Partnership with Skout's Honor

SYKESVILLE, MD, January 10, 2023

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based national distributor of premium pet products, has recently formed a partnership with Skout’s Honor, a brand known for its life-changing pet essentials, that range from plant-based stain and odor solutions to probiotic grooming and wellness products, flea and tick, and preventative training solutions. The distributor will be carrying more than 20 of the brand’s best-selling SKUs and the products are expected to be available on the Pet Palette Distribution website in early January.
“The Skout’s Honor team is happy to launch this new partnership with Pet Palette Distribution,” said Shannan Morlas, VP of Sales at Skout’s Honor... READ MORE




BOCCE'S BAKERY NOW AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE THROUGH PET PALETTE DISTRIBUTION

SYKESVILLE, MD, December 28, 2022

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based national distributor of premium pet products, has recently expanded their national distribution partnership with Bocce’s Bakery, a manufacturer of USA-made dog treats. The distributor has previously carried a limited number of Bocce’s Bakery products in their seasonal assortments, in 2022. But they have now expanded their offering to over 60 of the brand’s best-selling SKUs, which are expected to be available on the Pet Palette Distribution website in mid-January. READ MORE




Get Ahead in 2023 with 12 of our Favorite Things

Pet Boss, December 11, 2023

Since it's the end of the year and it's the holiday season, and you usually give presents or hear about cool things on gift guides and gift lists, I figured I could go ahead and share some of my favorite things. Maybe not quite as extravagant as Oprah's favorite things, but they certainly are 12 things I love and some of them relate to my business. Some of them relate to just my life right now, and I figured why not have a fun episode.... READ MORE




PROJECT HIVE PET COMPANY, PET PALETTE DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCE NATIONWIDE DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP

SYKESVILLE, MD, December 7, 2022

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based national distributor of premium pet products, has recently announced their partnership with Project Hive Pet Company, a manufacturer of USA-made dog toys and treats. The distributor will be carrying the brand’s entire line and products are now available for purchase through the Pet Palette Distribution website... READ MORE




YETI DOG CHEWS, PET PALETTE DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCE NATIONWIDE DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP

SYKESVILLE, MD, November 28, 2022

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based national distributor of premium pet products, has recently announced the addition of Yeti Dog Chews, a manufacturer of all-natural dog chews, to its growing consumables category. The distributor will be carrying an assortment of the Brand’s best-selling Himalayan Yak Cheese Chews and Treats, Microwavable Treat-Holding Toys, and Felted Pet Caves... READ MORE




Best of the Best: pet Age Introduces 2022 Power 50 List

Pet Age, November 1, 2022

As we close out 2022, the pet care industry continues to experience a great deal of change. Manufacturers, distributors and retailers struggle to overcome the effects of an ongoing war, a lingering pandemic and supply chain disruptions in what seems to be a tumultuous decade. Inflation, too, is impacting pet products with prices taking enormous jumps throughout the year. ... READ MORE




Supply Chain Hero: An Interview

Pet Business, October 1, 2022

Ron Metzger, CEO of Pet Palette Distribution, explains how the company is innovating the way products make it to independent pet store shelves... READ MORE




Non-Traditional Creative Solutions to Fill Independent Retailer Product Gaps

Pet Age, October 1, 2022

Independent pet retailers are faced with a diversity of endless challenges throughout their fiscal year. From executing compelling marketing plans to establishing a unique yet essential set of products, their work is never done. As a non-traditional distributor, Pet Palette Distribution focuses on providing innovative solutions.... READ MORE




Coolest Holiday Products for 2022!

Pets+, August 7, 2022

It's been quite a year. But there’s nothing like a little new product excitement to banish any feelings of ennui. Need something new for your store that’s sure to excite holiday shoppers? Look no further! From exciting, fun toy designs to chews and extremely cute holiday-themed play things, these products have it all. So, get out the holly, string those lights and sharpen your pencils — the holidays will be here sooner than you think!" READ MORE




3 Ways to Shake Up Your Inventory to Better Manage Pet Supply Issues

Candace D'Agnolo, Pets+, August 4, 2022

As a retailer, I focused heavily on inventory planning, sourcing and product mix. It was an important piece of getting through the 2008 recession, and it positioned us for growth after and allowed me to sell my business at a profit in early 2020. Along with the potential for yet another recession, today’s store owners are dealing with supply chain issues, increasing manufacturer acquisitions, favorite brands going into big box and even..." READ MORE




'Tis The Season to Start Planning Holiday Pet Product Offerings

Pet Age, August 1, 2022

It’s well known that there’s been a sizeable increase in pet ownership in the United States, and with more people working from home, they are presented with an abundance of time to interact and play with their pets. That also means a stronger desire to spoil these companion animals. With the upcoming fall and winter holiday seasons, fast approaching, pet retailers are gearing up for customers who are looking to shower their fur babies with gifts.

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based national distributor of premium pet products, recently launched its Fall and Winter Holiday Prebook events, which will feature more than 20 top brands. Several are exclusive to Pet Palette Distribution this year, including Outward Hound, Planet Dog, FuzzYard and Haute Diggity Dog.... " READ MORE




FuzzYard Now Available in United States through pet Palette Distribution

SYKESVILLE, MD, July 20, 2022

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based leading national distributor of premium pet products, has recently formed a partnership with FuzzYard, an Australian manufacturer of high-quality pet apparel, accessories, toys, walking gear, and more. The distributor first introduced the brand in their 2021 seasonal assortments and will now be carrying over 300 of the brand’s best-selling everyday SKUs including neck ware, pajamas, collars, leashes, harnesses, and plush toys.
"We are super proud to be working with Pet Palette Distribution as our exclusive distributor for the US.,” said Stu Felix McIntosh, FuzzYard CEO. “I have known a couple of their core team members for a number of years and their knowledge and enthusiasm for not just our brand but the industry in general gave..." READ MORE




Pet Palette Distribution Announces Partnership with Yeowww! Catnip

SYKESVILLE, MD, June 06, 2022

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based leading national distributor of premium pet products, has recently formed a partnership with Yeowww! Catnip, a manufacturer of cat toys containing organically grown catnip. The distributor will be carrying over 50 of the brand’s best-selling products, as well as a rotation of limited-edition products for their seasonal assortments.... READ MORE





Pet Palette Distribution Launches Fall/Winter Holiday Prebook Events

SYKESVILLE, MD, May 4, 2022

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based national distributor of premium pet products, is launching their Fall and Winter Holiday Prebook events on Wednesday, May 4th, which will feature more than 20 top brands. Several are exclusive to Pet Palette Distribution this year, including Outward Hound, Planet Dog, FuzzYard, and Haute Diggity Dog. Both assortments will feature more cat products and seasonal treats than previous years, as well as apparel, accessories, and one of the largest toy selections in the Pet Industry. A number of the Distributor’s recently added brands including Yeowww!, Bocce’s Bakery, SnugArooz, and SodaPup will also be highlighted. Tiered discounts that include free shipping are being offered to those retailers who choose to participate in the prebook events... READ MORE




Pet Palette Distribution to Launch Partnership with Haute Diggity Dog
at Global Pet Expo

SYKESVILLE, MD, March 14, 2022

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based leading national distributor of premium pet products, has recently formed a partnership with Haute Diggity Dog, a manufacturer of high-quality celebration, designer, and parody dog toys and feeding accessories. The distributor will soon be welcoming over 100 of the brand’s best-selling SKUs to their extensive toy category, which offers one of the largest selections in the nation. Pet Palette Distribution is a trusted go-to resource for independent pet retailers, offering a vast collection of the hottest and most coveted toys in the industry. READ MORE




Pet Palette Distribution Expands National Sales Team

SYKESVILLE, MD, March 8, 2022

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based leading national distributor of premium pet products, has recently welcomed two new territory sales representatives, Cheryl Bailey and Arianna Untereker, to their growing team. Both hires are well-seasoned to the pet industry and will use this experience to provide world-class service to independent retailers across the country. ... READ MORE




Pet Palette Distribution Announces Partnership with SnugArooz

SYKESVILLE, MD, January 27, 2022

Pet Palette Distribution, a Maryland-based leading national distributor of premium pet products, has recently formed a partnership with SnugArooz, a manufacturer of eco-friendly, innovative, and interactive toys for dogs and cats. The distributor will be carrying over 60 of the brand’s best-selling SKUs, as well as a rotation of limited-edition products for their seasonal assortments ... READ MORE




Pet Palette Distribution Announces Partnership with Plato Pet Treats

SYKESVILLE, MD , January 21st, 2022

Pet Palette Distribution, a national distributor of premium pet products, has recently formed a partnership with Plato Pet Treats, a manufacturer of high-quality, limited ingredient, air-dried pet treats. Pet Palette Distribution will be carrying just under 60 of the brand’s best-selling SKUs, including the award-winning Thinkers and Mini Thinkers Real Sticks, Small Bites, Hunder’s Crunch Jerky, Wild Caught Baltic Sprat, Original Real Strips, and the popular Alaskan Salmon Oil Recipe kibble topper. The distributor will also be bringing in a rotation of limited-edition recipes to highlight in their seasonal assortments throughout the year. ... READ MORE




Pet Palette Distribution announces Partnership with SodaPup

SYKESVILLE, MD , January 10, 2022

Pet Palette Distribution, a national distributor of premium pet products, has recently formed a partnership with SodaPup, a manufacturer of award-winning American-made dog toys. Pet Palette Distribution will be carrying over 60 of the brand’s best-selling SKUs, including the popular TPE Emat Enrichment Lick Mats, extra-durable dog chew toys, and interactive treat holders – many items are brand new to the market in 2022. The distributor will also be bringing in a rotation of items to highlight in their seasonal assortments throughout the year.

"We couldn’t be more excited to partner with SodaPup and provide their diverse offering of products to our retail customers,” said Ron Metzger, Pet Palette Distribution President and COO. “SodaPup is not only the real deal when it comes to durability and innovation, they also share our values and commitment to the customer. We see great things ahead for this brand and we can’t wait to launch with them..." READ MORE




Pet Palette Announces Company Name Change to Pet Palette Distribution

Coming off a banner year, the national distributor will rebrand in 2022, and refine its offering to the independent pet industry.

SYKESVILLE, MD, January 3, 2022

Pet Palette, a national distributor of premium pet products, has changed its name to Pet Palette Distribution, effective immediately. This rebranding reflects the company’s growing prominence in the industry and its ambitious vision for the future. The ownership and management team of Pet Palette Distribution remains unchanged... READ MORE




How Independent Pet Retailers Can Navigate 2022's Perfect Storm

Pet Age, January 1, 2022

With a shortage of materials and still-high shipping prices threatening the production and distribution of pet products, Pet Palette Distribution's senior buyer, Megan Hulse, says that 2022 may just be "the perfect storm" for retailers. But by preparing in advance, Hulse believes that retailers can brace themselves for that storm... READ MORE




Pet Palette Launches 2022 Q1 Seasonal Assortments

SYKESVILLE, MD, December 2021

Pet Palette, a national distributor of wholesale pet products, have unveiled their assortments for the upcoming 2022 Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day holidays. Hand-picked seasonal toy, treat, and accessory items from proven pet industry brands are regularly curated by Pet Palette to support their independent retail partners in competing with ecommerce suppliers and big box stores. The seasonal collections are also created to ensure retailers keep a fresh assortment of new and suitable products, at the best prices, so consumers can be provided with competitive pricing and consistently new gift ideas for their pets... READ MORE




Luv Tails Partners with Pet Palette for National Distribution

SYKESVILLE, MD, July 2021

Pet Palette, a national distributor of wholesale pet products, has recently formed a distribution partnership with Luv Tails, created by the award-winning pet industry professionals and co-founders of Dogs Love Kale and The Dog Pillow Company. Pet Palette will be carrying their new Pupsiclez Pooch Ice Pops; the first ever shelf stable, individually wrapped, freeze-at-home ice pops for dogs... READ MORE




New Inside Sales Representative at Pet Palette

SYKESVILLE, MD, June 2021

Pet Palette, a Maryland-based national distributor of wholesale pet products, recently welcomed Allison Irish as an Inside Sales Representative. In this role, Irish is working to build and strengthen Pet Palette’s relationships with retailers in North America as well as provide a stellar ordering experience, and access to the best products the market has to offer.

Irish brings with her over 20 years of wholesale, retail, and customer service experience. She originally came to Pet Palette in 2017 after working in a variety of managerial positions for the garden center and boutique furniture industries. Her tenure with Pet Palette thus far has included sales support, customer service, and assisting with IT and employee training... READ MORE




Pet Palette Launches New Website for Independent Retailers

SYKESVILLE, MD, March 2021

Pet Palette, a national distributor of wholesale pet products, have unveiled their newly redesigned website and online store at petpalette.com. The site was developed jointly with the Company’s rebrand and features an optimized, real-time shopping interface. Pet Palette’s focus on supporting Independent Pet is exemplified by offering a $99 minimum order, free shipping after $349, and top-of-the-line products that are generally not available to the mass market... READ MORE




New Key Accounts Sales Manager at Pet Palette

SYKESVILLE, MD, January 2021

Pet Palette, a national distributor of pet products, welcomes Carmen Wess as Key Accounts Sales Manager. In this role, Wess is working to build and strengthen Pet Palette’s relationships with retailers in North America.

Wess originally came to Pet Palette in 2018 after working in the veterinary industry for a number of years. She started as a customer service representative and was eventually promoted to Key Account Support where she assisted the Director of Sales with order management for key accounts.

As Key Accounts Sales Manager, she understands the challenges that retailers have in competing with ecommerce suppliers in today’s online-driven world and offers guidance to overcome these challenges...
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New Marketing Manager at Pet Palette

SYKESVILLE, MD, December 2020

Pet Palette, a national distributor of pet products, welcomes Melissa Limbeck as marketing manager. In this role, Limbeck will lead the marketing efforts of the company as well as that of the brands it carries.

Limbeck has over 10 years of marketing experience and is skilled at building a presence within the pet industry through strong branding, advertising, and content generation for digital and print platforms. She understands the challenges that pet supply manufacturers have in getting noticed by retailers as well as consumers and will partner with Pet Palette brands to strategically market themselves to both... READ MORE




NEW FACES ON BOARD AT PET PALETTE

SYKESVILLE, MD, September 7th, 2020

Pet Palette LLC, a national distributor of pet products, welcomes Jim Geiger as national sales manager and Megan Hulse as senior buyer. Both hires are well seasoned to the Pet Industry and we are excited to have them aboard our growing team... READ MORE




PET PALETTE PROMOTES RON METZGER TO PRESIDENT, COO

SYKESVILLE, MD, August 28th, 2020

Pet Palette LLC, a national distributor of pet products, has announced that Ron Metzger, Vice President of Operations, has been promoted to the position of President and Chief Operations Officer (COO), effective September 1. He replaces Mike Dagne who stepped down from Pet Palette last month.

In announcing the promotion, CEO Bruce Herwald said: “I am absolutely delighted to announce Ron’s promotion to President and COO. He is an extraordinary leader and fully ready to take us forward to confront new challenges today and those on our horizon... READ MORE