ate approximately $1 billion in
system-wide retail sales across
the U.S. and Canada. Pet Retail
Brands will have an extensive
retail footprint, with stores from
the East Coast to the West Coast
and from Miami to Vancouver,
and is well positioned for continued growth. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
An affiliate of Roark Capital
took Pet Valu private in August
2009. Pet Supermarket was acquired by an affiliate of Roark
Capital in April 2015. Pet Retail
Brands will remain headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Canada, and Pet Supermarket operations will continue to be based in
As part of the transaction,
Thomas McNeely will become
president and CEO of Pet Retail
Brands. McNeely has been CEO
of Pet Valu since August 2009.
Diane Holtz announced her retirement from her role as Pet Supermarket’s president and CEO.
FETCH FOR PETS BRINGS
TURBOPUP K9 SUPERFOOD
SNACKS TO KROGER
New York-based Fetch For Pets
added TurboPUP K9 Superfood
Snacks to 1,750 Kroger stores
across the country in July. Fetch
For Pets and Kristina Guerrero,
founder of TurboPUP, a La Pine,
Ore., maker of meal replacement
bars for dogs, partnered after
Guerrero’s successful 2015 “Shark
Tank” pitch, in which she landed
a $100,000 investment from business mogul Daymond John.
TurboPUP K9 Superfood
Snacks are grain-free, all-natural, baked treats formulated with
superfoods to provide dogs with
the antioxidants, polyphenols,
and vitamins and minerals they
need to reduce the risk of getting
chronic diseases and prolong life,
the company stated. Made in the
USA, the snacks come in Grilled
Lamb & Pumpkin, Roast Duck &
Kale, Salmon & Sweet Potato and
Roast Beef & Blueberry.
PET SUPPLIES PLUS PLANS 10
KANSAS CITY AREA LOCATIONS
Pet Supplies Plus, a pet retail
chain with more than 10 locations in 27 states, plans 10 locations for Kansas City, Mo., in the
next four years.
The Livonia, Mich.-based
company signed a deal with
Hurst, Texas-based B&B Pet
Products, which plans to open
the first area location in Decem-
ber and is in final negotiations for
a space in Lenexa. The second lo-
cation is scheduled to open in the
second quarter of 2017.
The pet retail chain also plans
to open a total of 60 new stores in
California, Colorado and Oklahoma this year.
TRUE SCIENCE IS NOW PETIQ
True Science, a manufacturer of
pet health products, has changed
its company name to PetIQ. The
name change reflects the compa-
ny’s focused commitment to pet
health and wellness through a
wide product offering of pet pre-
scription medication, over-the-
counter treatments, pet supplies
and pet treats, the company said
in a statement.
PetIQ is headquartered in
Eagle, Idaho, with manufactur-
ing and distribution facilities in
Springville, Utah; Plano, Texas;
and Daytona Beach, Fla. The
name change to PetIQ is effec-
tive immediately and will be im-
plemented across the company’s
products and services through-
out the remainder of the 2016
PRECISION PET PRODUCTS
Petmate has acquired Precision
Pet Products, a manufacturer and
supplier of wire crates, wooden
dog houses and chicken coops,
dog beds and puppy pads. Pet-
mate will complete a full transi-
tion over the next four months
of management of Precision Pet
Products to its corporate head-
quarters and distribution center
in Arlington, Texas.
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