Animal Supply Company Acquires Pet Product Distributor
Animal Supply Company (ASC) has acquired Bark to Basics, a family-owned business serving independent retailers, day care/kennels, vet hospitals and groomers in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana, with two distribution centers in Olathe, Kan., and Houston.
Following the momentum of ASC’s recent acquisitions of Holistic Pet Source in December 2016 and Lads Pet Supplies in April 2017, this strategic addition of Bark to Basics marks the company’s third in one year.
“Bark to Basics is a great addition to the ASC family, as it furthers our ability to serve our existing customers, welcome new customers, and allow ASC to provide a key brand, Champion Petfoods, makers of Orijen and Acana Dog and Cat Foods, to the Midwest and Texas,” said Don McIntyre, CEO of ASC in Irving, Texas. “This strategic acquisition also brings additional sales resources to support our delivery of Champion to customers and continue our commitment to providing exceptional service.”
With the missions of both companies focused on improving the lives of cats and dogs, promoting a world where pets are happy, healthy and safe, the two companies also share an alignment of values focused on: honesty, enthusiasm and results-oriented success, said company officials.
“This is an exciting opportunity for two great companies,” said Terry Garberg, owner of Bark to Basics. “Bark to Basics and ASC both share an unwavering commitment to service, a passion for pets and a focus on strong relationships with both customers and vendors.”