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Worldwise, Inc. Announces Acquisition of SHERPA


October 19, 2016

Worldwise, Inc., announced the official acquisition of SHERPA to their brand portfolio.

SHERPA’s ever-expanding lines of carriers, totes and accessories blend patented, thoughtful and functional designs with convenient product features that promote safety and comfort. With the combination of Worldwise’s proprietary Guaranteed On Board program that ensures peace of mind when traveling with pets and SHERPA’s ever-expanding range of products and solutions that provide today’s pet-loving consumer with on-trend design and safety features, this growing category continues to serve pet specialty retailers worldwide with the solutions their customers want.

“As the newest addition to the Worldwise portfolio of brands, our team is honored to continue SHERPA’s unwavering mission to improve the lives of pet loving travelers and serve those that seek the most trusted name in safety, convenience, comfort, and design,” said Kevin Fick, chief executive officer of Worldwise.  “Part of maintaining our position as the growth leader and innovator in this category is to anticipate the trends and ever-changing regulations in safety for our pets, both in the air and on the road.  Inspired by SHERPA Founder Gayle Martz’s personal passions, her eye for fashion trends, product design, and travel experiences that have taken her and her pets all over the globe, Worldwise will build upon the SHERPA legacy and offer the experience and innovation necessary to drive the future of this category.”

Founded in 1989 by flight attendant and pet advocate Gayle Martz, who recognized the need for pets to stylishly and safely accompany pet loving travelers inside the airplane cabin and on the go, SHERPA has become the most trusted name in the pet lifestyle category, according to a company statement.

“From launching SHERPA over 25 years ago, I’ve made it my mission to design safe, functional, fashionable and convenient products that ensure pets can travel comfortably and securely with the people that love them most,” Martz said. “The strategic marketing expertise and expanded capabilities that being part of the Worldwise team will provide to SHERPA is second to none, and by working in close partnership with their team, the SHERPA legacy as a true lifestyle brand will grow in celebration of the exceptional care our pets deserve and today’s pet-loving consumers expect.”

For more information on Worldwise, visit www.worldwise.com. For more information on SHERPA, visit www.SherpaPet.com or www.flyGOB.com.

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