IRVING, TX, April 18, 2017 Animal Supply Company (ASC), the national leader in pet food and supplies distribution, intends to acquire the assets of Lads Pet Supplies, which is headquartered in Angola, NY. It is expected to close April 21, 2017. Lads offers brands such as Fromm, Bayer, KLN, Merrick, and Zignature.
“Expanding our presence in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic furthering our relationship with our current customers and welcoming new customers to the ASC family further grows our distribution platform essential to our Strategic Plan,” said Don McIntyre, CEO of ASC. “We also welcome the entire Lads team to ASC which Ron Smith will continue to lead as President of Lads.”
Founded in 1963 by Bill & Doris Smith, Lads Pet Supplies has an excellent history of customer service – doing what’s right for their customer and vendor partners. Lads focused has been on being a great partner for the independent pet specialty retailer. ASC is excited to continue this tradition and further extend its offerings in the region.
“This is an exciting opportunity for two great companies,” said Ron Smith, President of Lads. “Lads and ASC both share a passion for pets and a focus on strong relationships with our customers and vendors.”
Lads will operate as a separate division of ASC and will continue to service customers as Lads Pet Supplies. Lads operations will remain unchanged. ASC looks forward to this critical step to further serve the Northeast region.
Lads exclusive M&A advisor was Aaron, Bell International.
About Animal Supply Company™
Animal Supply Company is the national leader in Local EverywhereTM 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 1,400 people. The company has nearly 10,000 independent retail customers who operate more than 15,000 retail outlets distributing pet food and supplies.