IRVING, TX – (January 4, 2018) – Animal Supply Company (ASC), the national leader in pet food and supplies distribution, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bark to Basics, a family-owned business serving independent retailers, day care/kennels, vet hospitals, and groomers in six states (KS, MO, OK, AR, TX, LA) with two distribution centers in Kansas City (Olathe) and Houston. Following the momentum of ASC’s recent acquisitions of Holistic Pet Source in December 2016 and Lads Pet Supplies in April 2017, this strategic addition of Bark to Basics marks the Company’s third in one year.
“Bark to Basics is a great addition to the ASC family, as it furthers our ability to serve our existing customers, welcome new customers, and allow ASC to provide a key brand, Champion Petfoods, makers of ORIJEN and ACANA Dog and Cat Foods, to the Midwest and Texas,” states Don McIntyre, Chief Executive Officer of ASC. “This strategic acquisition also brings additional sales resources to support our delivery of Champion to customers and continue our commitment to providing exceptional service.”
With the missions of both companies focused on improving the lives of cats and dogs, promoting a world where pets are happy, healthy and safe, the two companies also share an alignment of values focused on: Honesty (Integrity), Enthusiasm (Passion), Success (Results Oriented).
“This is an exciting opportunity for two great companies,” said Terry Garberg, Owner of Bark to Basics. “Bark to Basics and ASC both share an unwavering commitment to service, a passion for pets and a focus on strong relationships with both customers and vendors.”
For more information, please visit www.animalsupply.com or contact Ken Fish, EVP of Corporate Development at Ken.firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Animal Supply Company
Animal Supply Company is the national leader in Local Everywhere pet food and supplies distribution serving retailers throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Animal Supply Company’s mission is to share our passion for animals through trusted partnerships that connect the brands and customers we serve to those who love pets. We envision a world where every pet is happy, healthy, and safe, and we work through our employees, customers, and vendors to realize this goal. Animal Supply Company operates 22 facilities and employs approximately 1,300 people. The company has nearly 10,000 independent retail customers who operate more than 15,000 retail outlets distributing pet food and supplies. www.animalsupply.com