April 14, 2015

Animal Supply Company has acquired the assets of Coast Pet Distributors headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif.

Coast will operate as part of the ASC West Region and immediately begin serving customers as Animal Supply Company.

“We are pleased to welcome Coast’s customers and product brands to the Animal Supply Company family,” said George Ristevski, CEO of Animal Supply Company. “Our mission is to deliver success to the independent pet retailer through product line breadth and quality services. By being local everywhere, we meet our customer’s needs.”

The acquisition of Coast expands Animal Supply Company’s specialty product portfolio for customers in Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah.

Josh Epstein and Hayden Epstein, the former owners of Coast, are joining the Animal Supply Company management team. Hayden is the new Director of Operations for the West Region.  Josh joins the ASC team as Vice President Vendor Management, based in the Irving, Texas headquarters.

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