PetGuard, a pioneer in providing all-natural, well-balanced diets and pet care products for dogs and cats, announced that its corporate headquarters has moved to Sewickley, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. Additionally, the company revealed that it has joined forces with Erie-based Team Hardinger, a full service 3rd party logistics provider, which offers trucking, warehousing, and brokerage services backed by industry leading technology and processes.
“We partnered with PetGuard to customize a warehousing and distribution solution that supports their immediate business and enables their growth,” comments Barry Sherman, Director of Business Development & Marketing at Team Hardinger. “Our ability to scale our solution and integrate with their software platform allows PetGuard to focus on product development, production, and their customers. We’re proud and excited to be a part of their journey.”
Since 1979, PetGuard has been successfully developing and marketing superior quality natural and pet products, including food, treats and supplements. As one of the first brands to offer consumers limited ingredient, all-natural diets made with real meat and no artificial preservatives, the company plans on expanding its retail distribution and brand offerings in 2019 and beyond. PetGuard recently hired four business and operations executives to play key roles in supporting their growth.
According to Cameron Palmer, Vice President of Supply Chain at PetGuard, “This move reflects our dedication to significantly expand our company’s footprint. The northeast location improves our supply chain and logistics footprint, while affording us the opportunity to attract top management talent who will help us dramatically increase our sales growth. We are committed to continuing the great legacy of this brand and making our unique product offerings available to more consumers throughout the United States.”
Pet owners want a lot from their pet food brands. They want primary proteins that suit what they believe is best for their animal. They want grains or they don't. They want something customized, but it has to be easy to understand.
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