Planet Dog (http://www.planetdog.com), the socially responsible pet industry leader, has announced that the new Orbee-Tuff Counter-Top Display it launched at the Global Pet Show recently, won the Best In Show Award. Created in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the popular Orbee-Tuff Orbee Ball, the new Point of Purchase Display was voted on by pet product buyers and other industry members who cast hundreds of ballots for their favorite new "must have" products previewed in the event's New Product Showcase.
"We are thrilled to be awarded this honor," says Kristen Smith, Planet Dog's Brand Ambassador. "What a great way to help us celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Best Dog Ball on the Planet," adds Smith.
Planet Dog's new display features a clean style that enables retailers to merchandise a beautiful stack of Orbee-Tuff balls of their choice and size. It also offers them a powerful visual impact on a very modest footprint that is perfect for small spaces. It is well-balanced and highly durable, providing a visual WOW from any angle. The display is available in white and is designed to hold six 3" Orbee Balls. It is FREE with the purchase of any 10 cases of toys from Planet Dog's entire Orbee-Tuff line.
"In addition to providing retailers with award-winning dog products, we also offer help merchandising and selling them," adds Smith. "The more Planet Dog products we both sell, the more money we can raise to help enable service dogs to help more people in need," adds Smith.
The popular dog ball launched a decade of romping, wagging and giving in 2001. Like all of Planet Dog's products, the Orbee-Tuff Orbee Ball helps support canine service.
Planet Dog is proud to donate 2% of every purchase to the Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), its non-profit, to provide cash grants to non-profit programs nationwide. Since January 2006, PDF has given away over $775,000 in cash grants and in-kind product donations to exemplary programs that train, place and support dogs helping people in need. To see the 2% in action, please visit http://www.planetdogfoundation.org.
In addition to the new retailer display, Planet Dog also created three Special Edition Anniversary Orbee Balls that were also launched at the Global Pet Show. Planet Dog is bringing back one of the very first color combinations, the retro best-selling Lake/Glass Orbee that was originally launched in 2001. The other new color combinations are Red/Teal and Silver/Pink.
The new colors were chosen after soliciting ideas from members of the Planet Dog Pack through an employee contest. Rebekah Roy, Planet Dog's Front of House, and Linda McKinley, Sales Pack Leader, submitted the winning color combinations. They are included in the new Planet Dog catalog which just came out.
This is not the first award that Planet Dog has won for Orbee-Tuff. They have received numerous accolades from editors at leading pet consumer and trade publications over the years including Editor's Choice Awards and many Top New Product Awards.
Dogs love playing with the hollow, globe-shaped Orbee Balls because they bounce un-predictably, float and are peppermint scented. Dog Lovers appreciate that they are also extremely durable, non-toxic, made in the USA, 100% guaranteed and recyclable. They are interactive too since treats can be stuffed into their Treat SpotsÒ to entertain dogs for hours. They love the challenge of getting the treats out and of course the reward for their efforts.
All three new color combinations are available in four sizes; small (2.25"), medium (3"), large (4"), and for a limited time, extra large (5"). Wholesale pricing ranges from $3.50 - $8.25. The suggested retail pricing ranges from $7.00 - $16.50. Each size comes in a case of 6-assorted colors (two of each color). Planet Dog will also continue to sell the Orbee Balls in the current color combinations: Blue/Pink; Blue/Green and Orange/Glow.
"The Orbee Ball has put the wag in thousands and thousands of tails for the past 10 years," says Smith. "And thanks to its success we have been able to raise crucial funds to help service dogs across the country help more children and adults in need," adds Smith.