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English citations of pupperware

Noun: "dog products marketed through in-home parties"[edit]

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  • 2005 — Rhonda Bodfield Bloom, "It's a pupperware party", Arizona Daily Star, 2 October 2005:
    Basset hounds, to be precise, including Scarlet the mad licker, and Scooter, who's demonstrating his lung power. They're the beneficiaries of a "pupperware party" that puts a new spin on the old Tupperware standby.
  • 2006 — "In-home sales parties extend a paw to pets", The Detroit News, 22 April 2006:
    At a pupperware party, a pet consultant comes to your home and shows you and your guests a bevy of pet products available for purchase.
  • 2006 — Valerie Finholm, "Direct Sellers Know: Home Is Where The Mart Is", The Hartford Courant, 19 May 2006:
    That's because pet products are sold at "pupperware" parties -- officially known as Shure Pets parties.
  • 2007 — Carol McAlice Currie, "Pet product parties are all the rage", Statesman Journal, 25 May 2007:
    Known informally as pupperware parties, they're gaining in popularity because Haines and others, like Bonnie Duncan of Gladstone, travel to people's homes to show off lines of pet products.
  • 2012 — Anya Sostek, "It's not your mother's Tupperware party", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 17 March 2012:
    Traditionally, at-home parties have been a way for smaller companies peddling everything from cosmetics to sex toys to pet products (sometimes called pupperware) to start racking up sales without having to maintain the inventories.