Fromm, Champion Pull Foods Off Chewy.com
Fromm Family Foods and Champion Pet Foods have both announced that they will no longer be selling their products on Chewy.com. Both companies cited PetSmart's acquisition of the web retailer as the catalyst for the move.
"For more than 25 years, we’ve been committed to the pet specialty channel. We choose to work exclusively with pet specialists who have intimate knowledge of our foods and are committed to providing expert advice to Pet Lovers," Champion said in a statement on its Facebook page. "Chewy has been a longtime retail partner and we’ve enjoyed our association with them. However, due to their recent acquisition, Chewy no longer meets our pet specialty requirement to be an Approved ACANA and ORIJEN Retailer."
In a similar statement on its Facebook page, Fromm Family Foods said: "Fromm Family Foods is a 5th generation family owned-and-operated company with a long history of selling our products exclusively to independent pet retailers. Fromm believes our products are best sold by retailers who know our product and can offer pet parents what’s right for their specific dog or cat. As a result of Chewy’s sale to PetSmart, they are no longer an authorized retailer of Fromm Products."
These moves follow Tuffy's Pet Food's announcement earlier this year that it was severing its ties to Chewy.com as a result of the acquisition by PetSmart.