Phillips Acquires Wolverton

Phillips Pet Food and Supplies will acquire Midwest distributor Wolverton on Feb. 21, according to a letter addressed to customers.

The union allows Phillips to offer retailers three distribution centers in the Midwest market, while incorporating the best practices of each company. The Wolverton ownership and management team, Jerry Parks, Perry Parks and Dave Rinckey will continue to lead the Wolverton facility.

"Our goal and mission will remain sustaining the health of the independent pet channel," said the letter, which was signed by Blaine Phillips, CEO of Phillips, and Jerry Parks, Perry Parks and David Rinckey of Wolverton. "We truly believe a major component of this goal is providing increased availability of products and services from a single, trusted distribution partner."