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Oma’s Pride Raw Pet Food Announces 2024 Partnership with Packer Mellem

Packer Mellem will help grow the company’s distribution expansion across the U.S.




(PRESS RELEASE) AVON, CT — Oma’s Pride Raw Pet Food, a 4th generation family business based in Avon, CT, is thrilled to announce the launching of a partnership with Packer Mellem, the elite marketing sales group focused on serving pet stores in the independent pet channel. Oma’s Pride is the only raw food brand in the Packer Mellem portfolio. The Packer Mellem team will work closely with Oma’s Pride’s internal sales team to support and grow Oma’s Pride’s continued distribution expansion across the US, primarily through Pet Food Experts. Starting in January 2024, Oma’s will be available throughout Pet Food Experts’ national footprint.

Oma’s Pride and Packer Mellem are two companies committed to quality and excellence, making this partnership a perfect match. Packer Mellem representatives are highly talented, deeply experienced, and knowledgeable about natural animal nutrition. “The majority of Packer Mellem Reps feed a raw diet to their companion animals. We’ve been waiting two years to find a raw diet with the quality, the people, and the ingredient integrity that we can all get behind. In Oma’s, we believe we have found all of those things and couldn’t be more excited to partner with them,” shares Rob Mellem, Owner and Founder of Packer Mellem Sales.

Founded in 1950 as a small poultry farm in Connecticut’s Farmington Valley, Oma’s Pride has been committed to helping pets thrive through an optimal carnivore-focused raw diet made of real, natural, and unprocessed ingredients—as nature intended. Oma’s Pride raw pet food is crafted in small batches in their USDA kitchen from trusted local sources. As pioneers in raw pet food, Oma’s Pride’s commitment to quality and customers stands the test of time. “For four generations, our family has believed that the key to our pet’s health starts in their bowl. By launching nationwide distribution with PFX, we are now able to reach more pets across America than ever before. After years of searching, we are fortunate to partner with a talented, raw-passionate partner like Packer Mellem to share the Oma’s Pride story. The future is bright,” shares Adam DeJulius, 4th Generation Owner and Operator of Oma’s Pride.

Retailers who are interested in learning more about Oma’s Pride should contact their Packer Mellem or Pet Food Experts representative to learn about initial stocking offers, unique deals, and freezer programs. For more information about Oma’s Pride, visit, email, or call 1-800-678-OMAS. You can also connect with Oma’s Pride on Instagram @omaspride, Facebook @omaspridepetfood, or YouTube @omaspridepetfood.



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