Austin and Kat Ink Partnership Deal with Packer Mellem Sales –

By Pet Product News Staff

Published: 2020.05.22 08:30 AM

Austin and Kat, maker of holistic wellness biscuits and tinctures for pets, is looking to deepen its market penetration within the specialty pet channels through a new distribution partnership with Packer Mellem Sales.

“As the pet CBD [cannabidiol] and wellness category continues to grow by leaps and bounds, it was paramount that Austin and Kat partnered with the best of the best,” said Kat Donatello, founder and CEO of Austin and Kat. “Having met [founder Rob Mellem] and members of his team in 2018, I jumped at the opportunity to work with Packer Mellem this spring. Their relationships, expertise, knowledge and commitment to the industry allow us to collaborate with retailers across the country and meet the needs of owners and their pets.”

Liz Schmitt, vice president of sales at Packer Mellem, said she is excited to move forward.

“Our team can’t wait to go see customers again, and we’re excited to bring them the healthy line of CBD wellness products from Austin and Kat,” Schmitt said. “Kat and her team make CBD easy to understand, and we’re looking forward to teaching independent pet stores about effective solutions for pets.”