August 9, 2017

Vital Essentials announced that Bark to Basics, a distributor of premium pet foods and treats, will be serving pet specialty retailers in the Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas markets.  Bark to Basics will distribute the full line of Vital Essentials high quality RAW frozen and freeze-dried pet food, snacks and treats.

“We’re excited to be teaming up with Bark to Basics, who we believe is among the top-tier in raw pet food sales and distribution in the nation,” said Kevin Malnor, Vital Essentials vice president of Sales and Marketing. “We are both family owned businesses, and our core values are very much aligned, thus joining forces to grow the RAW category was an easy decision.”

Terry Garberg, president at Bark to Basics, and her team are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, unwavering support to their retail clients and offering the finest premium raw pet foods. The addition of Vital Essentials reinforces their commitment to the marketplace.

Based out of Kansas City, Kansas, Bark to Basics remains a family-owned and operated business committed to independent pet specialty retailers. Its entire team is motivated to help their independent retailers grow and become as successful as possible.

“We’re committed to growing the RAW pet food, snack and treat category through educating pet parents, expanding retail distribution, delivering premium quality RAW pet food and fostering relationships with pet industry stakeholders.” Malnor said.  “I am confident Bark to Basics will help Vital Essentials achieve its mission of ensuring that every pet parent who wants us or needs us, will have access to our ‘World Class’ RAW pet food, snacks and treats.”


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