California, USA-based Barkstrong completed its acquisition of Pioneer Naturals dog food, also based in California, on June 12 and through a distribution partnership with several key regional pet specialty distributors is widening the reach of their value-priced, natural pet food.
On May 29, California, USA-based Barkstrong announced its acquisition of Wild Calling! Pet Foods. On May 31, Great Life Pet Food announced its acquisition by Barkstong.
The Pioneer Naturals brand contains a kibble that is US-sourced and is cooked at the lowest possible "safe" temperature, according to a press release. The objective there is to effectively handle any raw material pathogens while striving to maintain the maximum amount of nutrients biologically available after the cooking process.
Their potato-free formulas boast a combination of probiotics, fruits, vegetables, and flax and fish-based oils such as salmon (to provide for better Omega-3 absorption rates than non-animal based oils), while keeping its palatability high.
Pioneer Naturals will be available for purchase online starting in early July 2018, with distribution through pet specialty following shortly in Washington, Oregon, Southern California, Illinois, USA and Western Canada.
Their current product line includes Grain Free Chicken, Grain Free Whitefish, and Regular Buffalo (all available in 25-pound bags).
Through a distribution partnership with several key regional pet specialty distributors, Wild Calling will re-release its pet food nationally.
Wild Calling is available through pet specialty retailers, the acquisition provides distribution in Washington, Oregon, Southern California, Illinois and Western Canada. Wild Calling is also available for purchase online.
Wild Calling! Pet Foods was initially founded in 2012 by the Petersen family as Natural Pet Marketplace.
Tim Wall covers the dog, cat and other pet food industries as senior reporter for WATT Global Media. He hold a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri - Columbia and a bachelor's degree in biology. Wall served in the Peace Corps in Honduras from 2005 to 2007. His work has appeared in Scientific American, Discovery News, Honduras Weekly and other outlets. Contact Wall via https://www.wattglobalmedia.com/contact-us/
By Lindsay Beaton
While dogs and cats continue to reign supreme, the growth of the “other” pet space can’t be denied: 9.9 million homes own a bird, 6.2 million homes have a small pet (usually small mammals) and 5.7 million homes own a reptile.
By Lindsay Beaton
Pet owners with birds, small mammals and other types of non-dog/cat animals are demanding the best for their feathered, furry or scaly friends.