Did you hear?... Planet Dog hires Elissa Schreck

Planet Dog has hired Elissa Schreck as Director of Sales & Marketing.

Planet Dog has hired Elissa Schreck as Director of Sales & Marketing. In the newly created position, Schreck will be focusing on overall sales revenue growth and further diversification of consumer and trade markets. Prior to joining Planet Dog, Schreck served as Director of Sales Development at Quokka Sports,Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.


Did you hear?... Planet Dog hires Jeff Cloutier

Planet Dog has hired Jeff Cloutier as Customer Relations Specialist. In the newly created position, Jeff is the first voice customers hear when contacting Planet Dog, assisting with product knowledge, ordering, shipping, billing and general service. Prior to joining Planet Dog, ...read more

Did you hear?... C.A.M.P. S.p.A. hires Tommy Knoll

C.A.M.P. S.p.A., an Italian technical climbing equipment manufacturer, has hired Tommy Knoll as the company's sales and marketing director for C.A.M.P. USA. Knoll will be responsible for the technical climbing equipment sales in U.S. markets. Over the last ten years, Knoll has ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of Oct. 26 to Nov. 1 >> Planalytics -- www.planalytics.com -- has reported that a winter-like trough of low pressure across the eastern half of the country combined with a warm high pressure ridge strengthening across the Western U.S. will create a four- to five-day ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Horizon Fitness has announced that Robert Brooks Associates, a rep firm for sporting goods manufacturers, has signed on to represent Horizon's products. Robert Brooks Associates also reps for Knight Golf, Ebonite Bowling Equipment, Bell Sports, and Roller Derby Skates. The ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> The Nautilus Group is rolling out its new TreadClimber in no uncertain terms. If you didn't see the USA Weekend national newspaper insert from last weekend, take a look on page 21 where you'll find a full-page ad -- yes, that wasn't a typo, we said full page -- for the new ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Despite rumors to the contrary, Outdoor Retailer show management confirmed with SNEWS that Winter Market remains a four-day show. Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Director Peter Devin told SNEWS that, "while there is strong interest in exploring a three-day show, there is by no ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> On the heels of a huge growth spurt in 2002, Mike Hosey, president of HighGear, told SNEWS® that the company again exceeded projected growth in 2003 reporting sales up 256 percent from the previous calendar year. Hosey told us a significant portion of the sales growth can be ...read more


Planet Dog Orbee

SNEWS® was told the new floatable, throwable, chewable Orbee globe toy was "indestructible." Well, if that didn't spark our interest since part of the SNEWS® team has a SNEWS® dog that is Mr. Destructo. We -- actually Mr. Destructo Dog aka Bingo -- just had to test this alleged ...read more

Planet Dog takes a big bite out of pet market

"Now, wait just a dog-gone minute!" exclaimed SNEWS staff when we read about a 273-percent expected sales growth this year for Planet Dog. We figured the Portland, Maine-based, company had to be calculating using dog years or dog math for such a high figure, especially when we ...read more