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BrightPet Nutrition Group, a provider of premium and super-premium pet food and treats, has expanded its portfolio with the recent acquisition of MiracleCorp. Together, the combined company will include BrightPet’s Blackwood, Adirondack and By Nature brands, as well as MiracleCorp’s freeze-dried products and other pet treats sold under the Stewart brand.

“Over the past 40 years, MiracleCorp has built a complete line of innovative, solutions-driven products and accessories for pets and prized animals—including our storied Stewart brand of high-quality, nutritious and flavorful treats,” said William Sherk, Jr., CEO of MiracleCorp. “The complementary nature of both companies’ offerings will create significant synergies, especially in the freeze-dried segment of pet food, toppers and treats.”

The acquisition will also enable BrightPet to add additional manufacturing capabilities in Dayton, Ohio, to its existing operations in Lisbon, Ohio; Sherburne, N.Y.; and Kiel, Wis.

“BrightPet has long admired MiracleCorp’s business, and this acquisition is a recognition of its proven track record of success and commitment to excellence,” said Matthew Golladay, CEO of BrightPet Nutrition Group. “Over the past few years, we have been working hard to evolve the business that my family founded in 1978. Following our recent purchase of pet treat manufacturer Phoebe Pet Products in Kiel, Wis., BrightPet has seen tremendous growth—and we are excited to continue building on our momentum with the MiracleCorp team. Importantly, we believe that the addition of MiracleCorp will create a leader in kibble and freeze-dried pet food and treats, allowing us to [provide] our customers with a robust product offering of kibble, kibble with inclusions, freeze-dried treats, baked treats and toppers as well as other pet wellness products.”

The acquisition also expands BrightPet’s footprint in the pet industry with the addition of MiracleCorp’s other brands, including Miracle Care, Hamilton, ARC Veterinary Products and Group Summit flooring products.

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