Smart Microhabitat Makes It Simple to Care for Pets and Plants
Biopod secures major U.S. distribution deal
Calgary, Canada, June 6, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Biopod Systems Inc. today announced it has entered into an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Central Garden & Pet, the leading distributor of pet and garden supplies in the U.S. Sales are projected to exceed over seven figures.
Biopod is a Calgary, Canada-based technology company that builds smart microhabitats used in pet and plant environments. Its innovative technology controls temperature, humidity, rain, light and air flow through a simple-to-use app. Biopod is redefining how consumers interact with pets and plants by providing customers an automated solution for care and maintenance.
Biopod is also working with zoos and conservation groups globally to create habitats and solutions for some of the world’s most endangered species of animals.
“Our partnership with Central Garden & Pet will help accelerate our growth into the U.S. market while better positioning us to execute on our strategy and mission to help consumers participate in the conservation and sustainability of our planet,” said Co-Founder Jared Wolfe.
“I am extremely pleased that a respected partner like Central shares our view about the vast opportunity ahead for Biopod.”
Biopod was launched in late 2015 as a successfully funded Kickstarter project. “Our Kickstarter ended up raising over 1,400% of our original goal. I believe that the success of the campaign has a lot to do with the consumer’s desire for a simplified approach to plant and pet care,” said Co-Founder Tom Lam.
“We are delighted to partner with Jared and Tom in bringing the innovative Biopod product line to the U.S. retail market,” adds Keith Bornholtz, President, Central Pet Distribution, which will manage the warehousing and movement of products in the U.S.
About Central Garden and Pet
Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets. Committed to new product innovation, our products are sold to specialty independent and mass retailers. Participating categories in Lawn & Garden include: Grass seed and the brands PENNINGTON®, and THE REBELS®; wild bird feed and the brand PENNINGTON®; weed and insect control and the brands AMDRO®, SEVIN®, IRONITE® and OVER-N-OUT®; and decorative outdoor patio products under the PENNINGTON® brand. We also provide a host of other regional and application-specific garden brands and supplies. Participating categories in Pet include: Animal health and the brands ADAMS™ and ZODIAC®; aquatics and reptile and the brands AQUEON®, CORALIFE® and ZILLA®; bird & small animal and the brands KAYTEE®, Forti-Diet® and CRITTER TRAIL®; dog & cat and the brands TFH®, NYLABONE®, FOUR PAWS®, IMS®, CADET®, DMC™, K&H Pet Products ® , SEGREST, PINNACLE® and AVODERM®; and equine and the brands FARNAM®, HORSE HEALTH™ and VITAFLEX®. We also provide a host of other application-specific pet brands and supplies.
Central Garden & Pet Company is based in Walnut Creek, California, and has approximately 4,100 employees, primarily in North America. For additional information on Central Garden & Pet Company, including access to the Company's SEC filings, please visit the Company’s website at www.central.com.
Source: Biopod Systems Inc