Family owned U.S. manufacturer Tuffy’s
Pet Foods is poised for growth.
PHOTOS COUR TES Y OF KLN FAMILY BRANDS
Tell us about your family of brands. What brands/products do you
manufacture, and what channels do you distribute to?
Dan Schmitz: Tuffy’s is owned by KLN Family Brands, located in Perham, minn. Tuffy’s produces products under
the brand names NutriSource, Pure Vita, Natural Planet,
Tuffy’s and Supreme. Tuffy’s-branded products are sold
through a network of distributors across the u.S. and
Canada and can be found worldwide through a partnership with Cool Springs International.
Tuffy’s leadership (L-R): Chase
Rasmussen, Tina Rasmussen, Kenny
Nelson, Kim Nelson, Charlie Nelson
and Megan Nelson
Dan Schmitz, national
sales manager for Tuffy’s
Pet Foods, explains how,
under its third generation
of family leadership, KLN
Family Brands has adapted to industry changes
and continues to evolve
with investments in state-of-the-art facilities and