We are honored to announce Skout’s Honor as the WINNER in the “Dog/Cat Stain & Odor Removal Products” category in the Pet Business Industry Recognition Awards!
Pet Business celebrates the best that the pet care category has to offer with the 15th-annual Industry Recognition Awards.
It was another year of growth for the pet industry, which is expected to surpass the $62-billion mark by the end of 2016, according to the American Pet Products Association. While much of this success can be attributed to the continued trend toward treating pets as valued members of the family, manufacturers have also played a key role by making pet ownership easier and more fun for consumers while giving pet stores the opportunity to stand out in a very competitive retail landscape by keeping assortments fresh and engaging.
With this in mind, each year Pet Business honors the industry’s standout products with the Industry Recognition Awards (IRA). Now in their 15th year, the IRAs are selected by the Pet Business editors after scouring the industry for the most exciting and functional products on the market, as well as worthy candidates in categories such as best packaging redesign and best vendor website.
See all the winners and the original article HERE!
The Bark is the magazine of modern dog culture—it speaks to the serious dog enthusiast. The Bark is the indispensable guide to life with dogs, showing readers how to live smartly and rewardingly with their canine companions. Founded in 1997, as a newsletter to advocate for off-leash dog parks in Berkeley, California, the magazine quickly grew into a glossy, award-winning publication acclaimed for its timely commentary and rich literary offerings. Today, The Bark has a nationwide readership of over 250,000. It is published four times a year, available by subscription and sold at Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods and PetsMart stores.
Taking the magazine’s slogan to heart—Dog Is My Co-Pilot—TheBark became the first magazine to tap into the exploding phenomena of dog culture and lifestyle, focusing on the growing bond between individuals and their pet companions. Over the past twenty years, The Bark has chronicled the America’s love affair with dogs, the evolving status of canine pets and their role in society, as well as the incredible rise in services and products. The Bark has become the recognized expert on the social/cultural world of dogs in America, and what they mean to us.
The Bark’s impeccable pedigree includes publishing many of today’s most acclaimed authors including Ann Patchett, Augusten Burroughs, Rick Bass, Amy Hempel, and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver. The magazine features the writing of noted experts in science, animal behavior and health—Dr. Nicholas Dodman, Donald McCaig, Mark Derr, and includes animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell and nutritionist Marion Nestle as regular columnists.
In April 2016, Pet Valu began carrying the complete Skout’s Honor product line (our Stain & Odor Remover, Urine Destroyer, Odor Eliminator, Litter Box Deodorizer, Patio Cleaner & Deodorizer and Cat Urine & Odor Destroyer). To date, the line has exceeded initial expectations and is proving to be a successful brand for the international pet specialty retailer.
“This is an award voted on by Pet Valu’s category management team and we chose Skout’s Honor because it offered a variety of criteria including great packaging, new innovation and it also met and exceeded our sales goals,” said Derek Ritson, category manager in pet supplies for Pet Valu. “We are pleased with the partnership we have formed and are excited to continue to grow the business together.”
Pet Valu is a specialty retailer of pet food and pet-related supplies with more than 770 stores across Canada and the US. Pet Valu offers more than 7,000 products, including a broad assortment of premium, super premium and holistic private label brands scientifically developed by internal nutritionists. Pet Valu is currently the exclusive retailer in Canada for Skout’s Honor products.
“From the very beginning, we set out to create powerful and safe cleaning products that pet parents can rely on to make their lives easier every day,” said Macon Brock, president and founder for Skout’s Honor. “It is an honor to be recognized by one of the world’s leading retailers in pet specialty with an award that directly acknowledges the efforts we’ve made to launch a brand new product line that meets that goal.”
Skout’s Honor is Better, Faster, Stronger than other products in its category, due to a proprietary odor eliminating technology and BioKore™ – a revolutionary green cleaning technology that breaks down and lifts away stains on contact. Both ingredients are biodegradable, bio-renewable and non-toxic – offering the most powerful and easy-to-use cleaning solutions on the market, while still being safe for use around pets, family and home.
The company’s eco-friendly approach is coupled with a socially conscious business model via its Skout’s Paw Pledge – a program that donates a day’s worth of food to a shelter animal with every product sold.
This month, Skout’s Honor was invited to give a “Pet X” talk about the innovations and next generation of green pet cleaning products. In the video, our VP Pete Stirling touches on a variety of points, including:
A brief history of stain & odor technologies and products in the pet marketplace
Why green-cleaning matters and the increasing demand from pet owners for eco-friendly, safer products
Consumer myths about green cleaning products
The California Green Chemistry Initiative
The next generation of green cleaning solutions
What to look for when choosing a green cleaning product
Why being “green and safe” does not mean that you have to give up power and strength
Wondering what makes Skout’s Honor products work Better, Faster, Stronger?
Our proprietary BioKore™ technology enables us to offer the most powerful cleaning products on the market that are still environmentally-friendly and safe to use around pets, family and the home.
A few BioKore facts:
Non-enzyme (never expires, requires no pre-treatment, not affected by variables like temperature or pet antibiotics)
Surfactant-based (derived from vegetable oils) with 3 times the cleaning power of other products
Works immediately to remove stains and odors
Matches or exceeds the effectiveness of chemicals that many companies are being forced to remove from their products as a result of the California Green Chemistry Initiative
Have more questions about how our green cleaning technology works? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again to Rob Semrow and the Pet X Talks team for this opportunity!
“Whether it’s bringing a new puppy home, adopting a rescue animal, behavioral or health-related issues, urine stains can be a real challenge for pet owners,” said Macon Brock, president of Skout’s Honor. “We’re pleased to be able to offer Mud Bay’s customers two of our best-selling items—these are absolutely the strongest cleaning products on the market that are easy to use and specifically designed to tackle even the worst dog and cat urine problems.”
Skout’s Honor is Better, Faster, Stronger than other leading products in its category, due to a proprietary odor eliminating technology and BioKore™ – a revolutionary green cleaning technology that breaks down and lifts away stains on contact. Both ingredients are biodegradable, bio-renewable and non-toxic – offering the most powerful and easy-to-use cleaning solutions on the market, while still being safe for use around pets, family and home.
The company’s eco-friendly approach to cleaning is coupled with a socially-conscious business model via its Skout’s Paw Pledge – a program that donates a day’s worth of food to a shelter animal with every product sold.
About Mud Bay
Founded in 1988 just outside of Olympia, Washington, Mud Bay is the Pacific Northwest’s largest retailer focused on healthy, natural nutrition for dogs and cats. With more than 40 locations in Washington and Oregon, Mud Bay is focused on providing wonderful shopping experiences for pets and their owners. For more information about Mud Bay, visit MudBay.com
For specific Mud Bay retail locations, please visit the store locator.
We are excited to announce that Skout’s Honor is now available in Australia through a new partnership with TFH! Check out our announcement below…
Skout’s Honor, the line of BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER solutions to everyday pet stain and odor problems, today announced its expansion to Australia, through a new partnership with T.F.H. (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
With warehouse locations in both Sydney and Melbourne, T.F.H. (Australia) Pty. Ltd. has been in operation for more than 38 years and remains a leader in the wholesale distribution of pet and aquarium accessories around Australia. This new partnership will enable more than 1,500 pet specialty retailers across the continent to carry Skout’s Honor’s environmentally and socially conscious lineup of cleaning products.
“TFH is known for its ability to consistently offer a range of quality products from around the world, and we’re so proud to be one of the newest brands added to that offering,” said Macon Brock, president of Skout’s Honor. “Gaining access to the Australian market takes our business to the next level as we continue to seek out and expand our reach to international customers.”
Skout’s Honor’s full product line has been picked up by TFH, including: Stain & Odor Remover, Urine Destroyer, Odor Eliminator, Patio Cleaner & Deodorizer, Litter Box Deodorizer and Cat Urine & Odor Destroyer. Each product comes in a 35oz spray bottle and will retail for $29.95 (AUD).
Skout’s Honor continues to experience explosive growth in the United States and Canada, as one of the newest premium brands to hit the pet specialty market. Starting out with a handful of retail doors in Southern California last fall, the company now has a shelf presence in more than 2,200 retailers across North America. Adding Australia to the mix represents an exciting new opportunity to expand upon the brand’s international success.
Skout’s Honor is Better, Faster, Stronger than other leading products in their category, due to a proprietary odor eliminating technology and BioKore™ – a revolutionary green cleaning technology that breaks down and lifts away stains on contact. Both ingredients are biodegradable, bio-renewable and non-toxic – offering the most powerful and easy-to-use cleaning solutions on the market, while still being safe for use around pets, family and home.
About Skout’s Honor
Skout’s Honor is a company based in Irvine, Calif. that offers BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER cleaning solutions to everyday pet stain and odor problems, including: Stain & Odor Remover, Odor Eliminator, Urine Destroyer, Litter Box Deodorizer, Cat Urine & Odor Destroyer and Patio Cleaner & Deodorizer. Founded by a team of animal lovers and proud pet owners, the company created its “Skout’s Paw Pledge,” and donates a day’s worth of food for a shelter animal in need with every product sold. For more information on the products and for specific retailers, please visit SkoutsHonor.com or visit us on Facebook.
“We believe that empowering our customers to give back through the opportunity to create a personal, meaningful experience of helping an individual animal, will help make the world a better place. So we created the Skout’s Paw Pledge: together with our customers, we will feed a shelter animal in need for one day with every Skout’s Honor product sold.”– Pete Stirling, VP of Customer Development for Skout’s Honor
Skout’s Honor products were featured on Pet Product TV as a powerful, green-cleaning solution to handle even the worst oet stain and odor problems. Hosts Robert Semrow of Pet World Insider and Pet Expert Sandy Robins spoke about our proprietary BioKore technology and the unique non-enzyme benefits it offers. Watch and learn more about why Skout’s products are Better, Faster and Stronger than the rest!
Modern Dog Magazine included Skout’s Honor’s Patio Cleaner & Deodorizer in their Summer “Gear for the Great Outdoors” product roundup:
Keep your outdoor spaces pristine with Skout’s Honor pet-friendly, eco-friendly Patio Cleaner & Deodorizer! Not only does it remove pet stains on outdoor flooring (like unsealed concrete, stone and artificial turf), it also eliminates nasty odors! But what really sets this spray apart from the rest is Skout’s Honor’s dedication to both the environment (its both eco-friendly and biodegradable) and animal welfare – they provide a day’s worth of food to an animal in need with every purchase!