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Austin and Kat, Southeast Pet Announce Exclusive Distributor Partnership


Press release: Austin and Kat

Austin and Kat, the leading independent brand of hemp and premium holistic remedies for pets, has recently expanded its territory with Georgia headquartered pet food distributor Southeast Pet. Beginning, July 1st, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee will now be serviced by Southeast Pet’s distribution centers located Austell, Georgia, and Lakeland, Florida.

“We’re thrilled to expand our footprint with Southeast Pet,” said Kat Donatello, founder and CEO of Austin and Kat. “Launching in the southeast region will allow us to meet the needs of an existing and new customer base with the help of so many brilliant and knowledgeable retailers.”

Since starting in 1975, Southeast Pet has supplied retailers in six southeastern states with innovative new products as well as tried-and-true brands that give fresh ideas today’s retailers need to stay competitive in this fast-changing industry.

Pete Cooper, VP of sales and marketing, has been working alongside the Austin and Kat team, to bring the two organizations together. “In addition to producing high quality CBD products, Austin and Kat is highly committed to the success of the independent pet specialty channel. This makes them an ideal partner for Southeast Pet and we’re excited to be their exclusive distributor in the Southeast!”

Donatello goes on to say: “The timing is perfect as we relaunch our collection of functional soft chews, including a brand new formulation based on the needs of our own pandemic puppy, Harper’s Immunity+, which is packed with adaptogenic herbs and a custom mushroom superblend and comes in a soft chew and an oil.”

Unique to the industry, all Austin and Kat products are formulated by Kat and her in-house research scientist, and are created by hand, in small batches, using the highest quality hemp CBD from NASC-preferred supplied Treehouse Bio. All ingredients are ethically sourced and adhere to rigorous third-party testing to ensure the highest consistency and purity that the company has built its reputation around.

Both Austin and Kat and Southeast Pet are founder-led and family run companies that are owned by their employees, translating to a team that’s 100 percent committed to the company and to all their customers, furry or otherwise.

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