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15 Year Look Back

2022-2007
From left to right: Lauren Budenski, Leigh Ann Mewhirter, myself, Tracy Matel, and Kim Aman.

2022

   In March 2022 Kari traveled to Mexico’s Kingdom of Monarchs Habitat a biosphere managed by WWF to see the winter home of the Monarchs. She was accompanied by the grand prize winner of the 2021 Harmony Heroes campaign Kim Aman and Tracy Matel, the 1st runner up. A life changing experience for everyone.

EarthKind® Wins 2022 Real Leaders® Global Impact Award for its commitment to positive social and environmental impact.

Benny our latest shelter pup who has taken a liking to being an EarthKind® ambassador!

2021

Consumer demand for online shopping grows – expanded E-Commerce with Walmart Marketplace, Costco online and Home Depot.

   When COVID19 hit we had to reimagine the trade show experience and created a ‘trade show in a box’. It was a huge hit with our customers.
EarthKind®now has a its own remote mobile lab for continued groundbreaking innovation

   EarthKind®’s “The Year of the Monarch” campaign was recognized by the Business Intelligence Group as the “Sustainability Initiative of the Year” in their 2021 Sustainability Awards.
   An industry first – the EarthKind® Harmony Heroes campaign awarding teachers who help kids stay positive by participating in eco education and hands on conservation. Kids are our future!

2020

    Launched the
EarthKind® Amazon store, hitting all time high sales!
Kari publishes her first book “Gathering Around the Table”.Now a best-selling author! Amazon “Best Seller”
2019
Cover story in Brand Packaging with the Stay Away® new packaging. Kari is a cover girl again!
   Launching E-commerce with Grove Collaborative and Thrive Market. Two great online partners.
2018
Lou Mancini, spokesperson for Ace Hardware, shows Fresh Cab again on the Hoda & Kathy Lee Show.
2017
You can’t disrupt the market by doing the same as everyone else, in 2017 Sweat Equities invested $5 Million to help take EarthKind to the next level by leading with the highest standards in the industry.
2016
Gained national distribution with Lowe’s Home Improvement stores.10 years later, a cover girl again.
2015

Stay Away® enters the market and wins the prestigious NEXTY Award for “Best New Product of the Year” for Stay Away® Rodent. We opened a manufacturing plant in Mooresville, NC, announcing 300+ jobs coming to the area. Our people are our greatest asset.
2014
Stay Away® brand is launched and EarthKind® partners with Lowe’s for Supplier Diversity program.So proud to be a part of Lowes environmentally conscious corporate policy.
2013
Won the US Small Business Administration – North Dakota –
Small Business Person of the Year Award, and “USA Top 3.” And EarthKind® was on Inc’s 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the US.Success is never a given. Winning feels good!
2012

Living the dream – I was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Woman this year and it changed my life.Now I have a network of the most successful women to inspire me to bigger and better things.

 

2011

With the addition of Ace Hardware, Fresh Cab® was in over 15,000 stores nationwide. A huge step from my kitchen table!

2010
We went social in a big way! I’ve always been most successful when I can connect directly with our customers

2009

Moved into a 3,500 sq.ft. office/production space in Bismarck, ND and gained Tractor Supply Chain for our first big national distribution push! Exciting times!!

2008
Launched Fresh Cab in Canada. Our first venture outside the USA. Very proud that all of our products are USA made
2007

The game-changer year. Received Federal EPA registration on Fresh Cab® Botanical Rodent Repellent and got a contract with John Deere …we were on our way!

In 2006, the cover that started it all. Who knew this former farmer’s wife would be a cover girl?