Phillips Pet Food & Supplies Announces 2 New Partnerships

Press release: Phillips Pet Food & Supplies

Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, a leading pet product distributor serving the independent pet channel, recently announced that it is partnering with Versele-Laga to distribute Higgins Premium Pet Foods out of its Texas distribution center.

Higgins Premium Pet Foods and its parent company, Versele-Laga, are committed to providing companion birds and small animals with the highest quality, natural foods and treats made without the use of artificial ingredients. Their colors are sourced from nature and do not include chemical additives. The complete health and well-being of pets is at the core of what they do. The company’s mission is to develop and nurture relationships with pet parents that are built on trust.

This trust is reliant on Higgins keeping their pets’ nutrition free of unnecessary, artificial ingredients and supporting the pets’ wellness in many ways including: Seeds and grains are quadruple air-washed to protect the delicate avian respiratory systems from excess dust and fines; Protected probiotics are added to support immunity and promote gut health; The Versele-Laga diets for herbivores are non-GMO and are made via an extrusion cooking process instead of pressed pellets for higher palatability and nutrient bioavailability; The Versele-Laga diets for omnivores contain animal proteins to offer variety and stay true to their dietary protocol.

“Phillips is thrilled to establish a partnership with the Higgins brand in the Texas market,” says Elizabeth Thibodeau, senior vice president of merchandising and supply chain for Phillips Pet Food & Supplies. “Today’s companion bird and small animal parents are looking for whole food quality and natural nutrition and Higgins’ assortment provides those benefits.” 

Phillips Pet Food & Supplies is also partnering with Pro Clear Aquatic Systems in it’s Pennsylvania, Florida, South Carolina and Massachusetts distribution centers. Pro Clear Aquatic Systems has been at the forefront of innovation in the aquarium industry for 25 years, providing customers with quality acrylic products manufactured in the U.S.A. Products, such as the tried and-true Premier Wet Dry and the advanced RedFlex 4-in-1, are built by hand in Jacksonville, Florida. In recent years Pro Clear Aquatic Systems began importing a line of acrylic cylinders dubbed ProCylinder and a rimless glass combo line dubbed ProStar. On April 16, the Pro Clear brand celebrated its 25th anniversary. “Phillips is excited to partner with Pro Clear to offer quality, American made aquatic products to our independent pet retailers,” says Thibodeau. To purchase Pro Clear Aquatic Systems connect with your Phillips Pet Food & Supplies sales team member. 

Phillips Pet Food & Supplies business started as a single feed store in 1938 and now has 12 distribution centers strategically located across the United States. Phillips proudly serves the pet specialty industry and is committed to providing customers with the products and services that will contribute to the growth and profitability of their businesses.


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