In case you missed it, KettlePizza issued a press release earlier this week summarizing the company’s growth and expansion into new markets in the US and around the world. None of this success happens without support from you, our valued customers. Needless to say, we’re excited by KettlePizza’s sales and growth momentum and we’re looking forward to a busy holiday season.
Here’s the release….
High demand during “National Pizza Month”, fall “homegating”, holiday retail seasons
Groveland, Mass. – October 14, 2014 – KettlePizza™, whose flagship product is an innovative ‘Made in the USA’ kit that converts kettle style charcoal grills into wood-burning pizza ovens, today announced continued company and sales growth during the third fiscal quarter, which ended September 30, 2014. During the quarter, KettlePizza welcomed new retail partner Central Network Retail Group and also extended its partnership with Crate & Barrel.
These recent distribution agreements build on KettlePizza’s overall company growth, which includes:
- Growing direct sales to customers in 47 countries
- Establishing partnerships with dealers in 20 states in the U.S. and with resellers/dealers in Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK
- Signing e-commerce partnerships with Amazon.com, Crate&Barrel.com, Hayneedle, HomeDepot.com, Target.com, Wal-Mart.com and Wayfair.com, and
- Martha Stewart’s American Made Program, kicking off this month
“What better time to share the news of our company’s growth than during National Pizza Month?” said Al Contarino, inventor of KettlePizza. “With new distribution partnerships, KettlePizza is poised to grow even more rapidly. Our products are now available in Central Network Retail Group’s Town and Country stores in North Carolina as well as nationally in Crate & Barrel’s retail and online stores (starting again in 2015).”
KettlePizza sales are also growing due to consumer interest in “homegating,” i.e. tailgating at home during fall sporting events, as well as home entertainment in general and holiday gift-giving. KettlePizza is an efficient, affordable and family-fun way to cook pizza. Where backyard brick and stone pizza ovens can cost thousands of dollars, KettlePizza kits begin at $149.95. In addition, KettlePizza’s portability means your pizza oven goes wherever you go – to a football game or other event, a neighbor’s backyard or your next home.
“KettlePizza always receives a lot of interest during peak gift-giving season – like the winter holidays, spring time and Father’s Day,” said George Peters, a KettlePizza co-founder. “Our ‘Made in the USA’ product is very appealing to consumers. Our global online community of KettlePizza enthusiasts is also growing rapidly. These KettlePizza users share recipes, videos and testimonials, and drive demand for KettlePizza.”
Founded in 2010 by inventors and entrepreneurs Al Contarino and George Peters, KettlePizza™ is an All-American small business success story. From humble beginnings in Al’s barn to distribution partners across the country and around the world, KettlePizza offers grill aficionados and families that enjoy home cooked meals or entertaining friends an authentic wood-burning pizza oven experience. KettlePizza has multiple patents pending and was named 2013 Retailers Choice Award at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas and 2012 Vesta Award Finalist at the Hearth, Patio Expo Atlanta. For more information, visit www.kettlepizza.com.
KettlePizza is a trademark of KettlePizza, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2014 KettlePizza, LLC. All rights reserved. KettlePizza LLC is not affiliated with Weber-Stephens Products Co.