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Midwestern Pet Food Supplier Acquired

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The deal is expected to close in early April.

WALNUT CREEK, CA — Central Garden & Pet Co., a producer and distributor of branded and private label products for the pet supplies and lawn and garden markets, is acquiring all business assets of General Pet Supply, a Midwestern U.S. supplier of pet food and supplies.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Central previously had a partnership alliance with General Pet Supply serving various regions of the country. The acquisition is expected to close in early April.

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“The addition of General Pet Supply gives our company unparalleled distribution capabilities in the pet industry,” said George Roeth, CEO and 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 continued: “We are very excited to welcome General Pet’s management team and employees to the Central family. Our common approach to business, shared values, and entrepreneurial spirit will ensure that we continue to enhance the service and selection of pet foods and supplies that we provide to all our customers.”

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