Black Woman Capitalizing On Multi-Billion Pet Care Industry With All-Natural Products

Maria Lee-Driver, an accomplished entrepreneur from North Carolina, is the founder of Fresh Mink Pets
-A +A
0

Photos: BlackBusiness.com

Maria Lee-Driver, an accomplished entrepreneur from North Carolina, is the founder of Fresh Mink Pets, a Black-owned line of all-natural pet deodorizing products including pet fume, moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, and sage. All of her company's products are 100% free of harmful chemicals.

In the summer of 2021, Maria received an invitation to attend SuperZoo in Las Vegas to display her new line. It was there that she would find out that she was making history as the only African American participant at the conference of more than 1,000 attendees.

Maria later discovered that she was the first African American to have a national pet line of products.

She took it all in stride and used that momentum from the event to connect with Chewy.com, which was acquired by PetSmart for $3.35 billion in 2017. They saw the potential and offered her an opportunity of a lifetime to carry her Fresh Mink Pets products on their platform. Read more.

Also Check Out...

Keystone Inn, the first-ever Black-owned bed & breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
3 Siblings Open Black-Owned Bed
Marlin Briscoe, a Black quarterback pioneer and member of the Miami Dolphins' undefeated 1972 team
Marlin Briscoe, Pro Football'
 primary calendar comes to a close on Tuesday with five states holding key contests
Key Primaries Today In NY,
Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism
CUNY Names New Journalism Deans
Laura Kay Innovations, a Black-owned, family-owned company founded by a Black chemist.
Clean Your Home With Products From
Court will hear arguments in the fall about Alabama’s redistricting,
SCOTUS To Hear Major Voting Rights