July 15, 2013

Animal Supply Company announced it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of California-based Pet Food Wholesale.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Bob Johnson, Ken Bacon and the entire Pet Food Wholesale team will continue in their current roles serving the Southern California and surrounding markets.

Over the next 6 months the two companies will combine as one operating unit into a new, state-of-the-art 100,000-square-foot distribution facility. Pet Food Wholesale and Animal Supply’s current Southern California businesses will operate separately until the move to the new warehouse is complete.

“We are very excited to add the Pet Food Wholesale business to our burgeoning Southern California operations,” Jeff Sutherland, president of Animal Supply, said. “The combination of our national reach and resources with Pet Food Wholesale’s high quality brands, best-in-class employees and unmatched reputation for service excellence will make Animal Supply the leader in the highly attractive Southern California independent pet retail market.”

The acquisition enables Animal Supply and Pet Food Wholesale to offer their customers and manufacturers an unmatched level of service, breadth of products and geographic reac, the company said in a press release.The combined business will have eight outside sales reps and 80 employees covering Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.

The business will represent over 60 pet product manufacturers in the area and deliver to more than 600 local pet retail stores weekly.

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