Hi guys, Ava here! I'm thrilled to share with you all about our first quarter of the year. It's been a busy time, but we are excited to see our efforts from almost a year come to life!
I'm excited to announce that we launched in two new store chains this quarter - 139 Targets and 64 MudBay stores. We also established partnerships with about 60 other independent retailers, which is such awesome news for our business. You can now find Ava's Pet Palace Treats in over 400 retailers nationwide! It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication to reach this milestone, but it's been worth it. I'm thrilled to be able to offer our high-quality pet treats to more people and their furry friends.
In addition to our store launches, we attended our second Global Pet Expo this quarter. This was an amazing opportunity to meet some incredible people and their pets. We had the chance to showcase our products and connect with other pet industry professionals, which was an invaluable experience.
One of the highlights of this quarter was being a featured speaker at Pet Plates' Black-owned brand event at Global Pet Expo. I was excited to speak about my business alongside four other fantastic black-owned brands. It was a great opportunity to share our experiences and learn from one another.
As you know, giving back in very important to us. I'm thrilled to announce that we've donated over $3,000 in cash, treats and pet accessories to 6 amazing organizations and people! Be sure to check here for our monthly rescue feature!
Overall, the first quarter of 2023 has been full of fun times and some challenging times for Ava's Pet Palace. We have worked hard to expand our reach and offer our products to more people! It's been an exciting and busy time, but we are thrilled with the progress we've made. We're looking forward to what the rest of the year will bring and can't wait to see where our business goes from here. Thank you to everyone who has supported us on this journey - we couldn't have done it without you!