Agreement Spans Over 1,000 Doors With a Premier National Retailer
BARK, Inc. (NYSE: BARK) (“BARK” or the “Company”), a leading global omnichannel dog brand with a mission to make all dogs happy, today announced that it has received commitment from a premier national retailer to sell its new treat offering in all of its doors beginning in the spring of 2024.
“Today’s announcement marks an important milestone in our ongoing omnichannel expansion within the consumables category across both our direct-to-consumer and retail channels. This partnership affords us a unique opportunity to introduce our exciting new treat offering to millions of potential customers through one of the nation’s leading retailers,” said Matt Meeker, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “This initiative will also broaden awareness of BARK’s overall presence in the consumables category as we enter over 1,000 doors across the country in the spring of 2024. In our view, this is just the beginning of our growth journey in consumables, and we anticipate broadening our retail distribution even further in the near future.”
BARK is the world’s most dog-centric company, devoted to making dogs happy with the best products, services and content. BARK’s dog-obsessed team applies its unique, data-driven understanding of what makes each dog special to design playstyle-specific toys, wildly satisfying treats, great food for your dog’s breed, effective and easy to use dental care, and dog-first experiences that foster the health and happiness of dogs everywhere. Founded in 2011, BARK loyally serves dogs nationwide with themed toys and treats subscriptions, BarkBox and BARK Super Chewer; custom product collections through its retail partner network, including Target and Amazon; its high-quality, nutritious meals made for your breed with BARK Food; and products that meet dogs’ dental needs with BARK Bright®. At BARK, we want to make dogs as happy as they make us because dogs and humans are better together. Sniff around at shop.BARK.co for more information.
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More information about factors that could affect BARK's operating results is included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by visiting the Company’s Investor Relations website at https://investors.bark.co/ or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this press release, which are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof. The Company assumes no obligation to update such statements.