Animal Supply Co. Acquires Wholesome Pet Distributing

Animal Supply Company has acquired Orrville, Ohio-based Wholesome Pet Distributing. The two companies will operate as Wholesome Pet Distributing and Animal Supply in their respective markets.


Clancy Lavins, owner and president of Wholesale Pet Distributing, will continue to serve as the company's president and will become an equity investor in Animal Supply. "We are very excited to welcome Clancy Lavins and the rest of the Wholesale Pet Distributing team to Animal Supply," said Randy Reber, chairman of Animal Supply.


"This acquisition accelerates Animal Supply's strategy of offering innovative solutions and world-class service to our manufacturer and retail partners on a nationwide basis," Reber said. "Together with Wholesome Pet Distributing, we have over 700 associates working everyday to achieve our mission of delivering success to our retail and vendor partners."


The combined business will cover 33 states, represent over 300 pet product manufacturers and deliver to more than 5,650 pet stores.