Headlines Pet Product Distributor Acquired It serves the Mountain Region. Published 2 years ago on October 29, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet Pet Food Experts Inc. has acquired the operating assets of Denver, CO-based Monarch Pet Products. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Monarch Pet Products is a distribution business that has been servicing independent pet retailers in the Mountain Region since 2009. Pawtucket, RI-based Pet Food Experts will now distribute pet food and supplies to independent pet retailers located in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming from its distribution center in Denver. This expansion will allow Pet Food Experts to deliver to more than 4,000 independent retailers in 32 states from five distribution centers. “The Mountain Region is a great market for strong independent pet retailers,” said Michael Baker, president of Pet Food Experts. “We are thrilled to expand our services to this region and look forward to strengthening the portfolio with the addition of high-quality vendors and brands in the coming months.” A fifth-generation family-owned business, Pet Food Experts was founded in 1936 when Herbert “Salty” Baker opened a pet store in his basement. Originally named Rumford Aquarium (now Rumford Pet Center), the company developed into a leading pet food and pet supplies wholesale distribution firm. Monarch Pet Products was founded by Jeff and Tracie Flora and is a wholesale distributor of natural pet foods, supplies and treats serving Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah. Advertisement “Monarch Pet has always been about family and we are extremely grateful that a fifth generation family-owned company like Pet Food Experts is expanding its unmatched service capabilities to independent retailers in the Mountain Region,” said Jeff Flora, president of Monarch Pet Products. Related Topics: click to Comment(Comment) PETS+ Staff Since launching in 2017, PETS+ has won 16 major international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact PETS+'s editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Advertisement You may like Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Photo Gallery2 days ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Hot Sellers2 days ago Dogs Go Crazy for Polkadog Bakery’s Atlantic Silverside, Plus More Hot Sellers Press Releases2 days ago Zesty Paws Names CFO True Tales6 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Photo Gallery2 days ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Trace's Store School3 days ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 America's Coolest3 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School3 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales6 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Photo Gallery2 days ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Photo Gallery6 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores Headlines1 week ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery5 days ago New Edibles for Cats, Vegan Bars for Dogs and Toys for the Holidays [GALLERY] Columns5 days ago 4 Tips for Negotiating the Best Lease for Your Pet Business Real Deal1 week ago How Do You Handle Know-It-All Customers in Your Store?