Wade Graskewicz, founder of Hi-Standard Pet Food, has acquired Joy Pet Foods and Best Feeds, adding 22 new products to the portfolio of the Ogden, Illinois, USA, American Nutrition plant where his products are produced.

"The acquisition of Joy Pet Foods will strengthen our business platform and allow us to accelerate our growth plans for both brands," said Graskewicz. The combined brands have distribution in 44 states and two Canadian provinces, Japan and Ghana. Graskewicz said he has plans to acquire a larger warehouse to accommodate his acquisition.