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Chasing Our Tails Buys Himalayan-Style Dog Chews Brand K9 Candy Kitchen


Press release: Chasing Our Tails

Chasing Our Tails recently announced its acquisition of K9 Candy Kitchen for an undisclosed amount. Chasing will continue to produce K9’s Made in the U.S.A. Himalayan-Style Chews in its St. Charles facility. K9 Candy Kitchen was owned and operated by the Trowe family and headquartered in Gardena, California. The company’s mission was to create unique pet products sourced with the finest sustainable and organic ingredients.

“We are looking forward to welcoming K9 Candy Kitchen to our product family,” said Elena Kalogeropoulos, CEO 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.”

Himalayan Dog Chews is a large and growing subset of the $10 billion U.S. dog treat business (Source: Packaged Facts). Most of these dog chews are made in Nepal and imported to the U.S. Due to regulatory issues, the chews cannot be imported from Nepal into the European Union. K9 Candy Kitchen changed the game by making a similar chew 100 percent in the U.S.A. Chasing Our Tails will bring its manufacturing expertise and scale to meet the growing demand.

“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.”

Headquartered in St. Charles, Minnesota, Chasing Our Tails specializes in the production of branded premium single- and limited-ingredient pet treat and chew products. It specializes in dehydrated, freeze-dried, and extruded treats and animal parts like Smoked Bones. The company was formed in 2009 and currently operates more than 100,000 square feet of production space.

 

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