Animal Supply Company (ASC), the national leader in pet food and supplies distribution, has added or expanded distribution with 11 brand partners: Almo Nature, Butcher’s Prime, FirstMate, Green Coast Pet, Halo, Merrick Pet Care, Meowijuana, Primal, Solid Gold, Tyson Pet and Weruva. Animal Supply is the exclusive distributor to six of the 11 (Almo Nature, Butcher’s Prime, FirstMate, Green Coast Pet, Halo and Meowijuana).
"I knew Animal Supply was a team I wanted to represent my brand," said Mike Bateman, President, COO & Co-Founder of Green Coast Pet. “When we had the opportunity to work together, we knew we had a winning partnership. We couldn't be happier with the exclusive national partner we have chosen to help build Green Coast Pet to the next level."
The brands all specialize in manufacturing high quality natural and organic pet food and products, and selected ASC because of its growing, modern distribution network and leading digital products and services.
For example, ASC has developed digital assets optimized for a business-to-business environment that make it easier for pet retailers to stock their store shelves with brands their customers want. This includes a new retail website and mobile app launching later this year that make doing business simple.
The website features a modern mobile responsive design, easy shopping by categories and brands, dynamic inventory, advanced search, quick ordering and simple checkout, to name a few. The mobile app will give retailers the power to shop on-the-go from the convenience of their smartphones with innovative scan-to-order that allows them to spend less time ordering, and more with pet parents.
“These types of innovations and digital solutions help us increase sales and better connect with independent pet specialty retailers,” said Tim Simonds, Chief Executive Officer, Merrick Pet Care. “As we continue to grow our business, we selected Animal Supply as one of our strategic logistics partners to help expand our distribution and reach more pet parents with our superior products.”
Through the opening of three additional warehouses earlier this year, ASC is also growing its logistics, smart routing and fulfillment capabilities nationwide. Located in Orrville, Ohio; Grain Valley, Missouri; and Bartlett, Illinois, these warehouses employ 200 people, and add 350,000 square feet of warehouse space, including significant freezer and refrigerated storage. This expansion brings total warehouse space to over 1.75 million square feet.
“We’re thrilled these top brands have selected us as their exclusive distribution partner,” said Tim Batterson, Chief Operating Officer of Animal Supply Company. “Whether it’s a big name or a hard to find niche product, our goal is to connect the most trusted brands with independent retailers who share our belief that pets are part of the family.”