Central Garden & Pet Company, a producer and distributor of branded and private label products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets, announced it had entered into an agreement to acquire all business assets of General Pet Supply, a leading Midwestern US supplier of pet food and supplies. Central previously partnered with General Pet Supply to serve different regions in the US. The acquisition is expected to close in early April 2018.
“The addition of General Pet Supply gives our company unparalleled distribution capabilities in the pet industry,” said George Roeth, CEO & President of Central Garden & Pet. “The acquisition is important to us strategically as it fills out our national footprint, expands our food distribution business and provides us access to the veterinary channel,” Roeth said.
On March 19, Central Garden & Pet announced Brooks Pennington III’s (Sonny) appointment as Chairman of the Board. Pennington III succeeded Bill Brown as Chairman of the Board. Brown will remain on the Board of Directors and continue to focus on higher-level strategic initiatives.