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Nov 1, 2022 10:34:44 AM

Pet Age Names Michael Baker Among Power 50 for Second Consecutive Year

In recent years, the pet industry has undergone a massive change. From booming sales to industry-wide shifts during the pandemic, company leaders have been forced to adjust their focus, consistently reevaluate, and steer their respective ships through sometimes turbulent waters. On the other side of sweeping change comes a phase of rebuilding, readjusting, and recalibrating what it means to be a successful, and thriving, business. Because of this, Pet Age, a media brand that has served the pet industry for 50+ years, recognizes 50 industry leaders to spotlight their dedication and passion for all things pet. Among those listed, our CEO and President, Michael Baker, earns a spot for the second consecutive year. The inaugural Pet Age 50 list was published in 2021.

Pet Age has fairly simple criteria for the leaders they choose; they look for those who positively influence the pet community, and who value both the people and pets their companies serve. To be included among industry veterans, heads of organizations, and community officials who advocate for the retail pet community is an honor. You can read an excerpt from Michael’s mention below:

Aug 19, 2022 3:40:10 PM

Pet Food Experts Announces Key Executive Appointments

Pet Food Experts announced today three key appointments to its senior leadership team. Among the new executives, James Martin has joined as Chief Financial Officer and Seth Mayers as Chief Technical Officer. In addition, industry veteran Jim Alden, Executive Vice President, will now oversee the customer experience team. The growth of the leadership team further positions Pet Food Experts as a community leader and service innovator.

Jul 22, 2022 12:32:52 PM

Boost Summer Sales with Seasonal Must-Haves & Eye-Catching Displays

It's here - the actual dog days of summer are upon us. With temperatures rising and summer travel in full swing, make sure your business is stocked with everything your pet parents need to keep their fur-kid cool, comfortable, and safe during all of their adventures - even if they're just lounging in the AC. Part of boosting summer sales is making summer pet products the focus of your business from May-August. One of the best ways to do this is by adding a fun and colorful end cap display - think attention-grabbing, bright, and organized. 

Apr 14, 2022 4:03:52 PM

4 Reasons You Should Attend PFEXPO 2022 (Number 3 is Our Favorite)

Last September, after what felt like forever apart, retailers, vendors, and PFX team members reconnected at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, for PFEXPO East. Two jam-packed days where our industry comes together to deepen connections, take advantage of incredible deals, and, most importantly...have fun! 

Mar 29, 2022 2:59:54 PM

Pet Industry Leaders Join Forces to Support The Pets of Ukraine

PAWTUCKET, RI — Pet Food Experts, along with fellow industry leaders Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, American Pet Products Association, Pets Around the World, Matrix Partners, Animal Supply Company, Central Garden & Pet, and Southeast Pet, has partnered with Greater Good Charities to support the Save Pets of Ukraine initiative spearheaded by Kormotech, the largest pet food manufacturer in Ukraine. The emergency initiative provides pet food and critical supplies to Ukrainian animal welfare organizations and pet parents devastated by the Russian invasion beginning February 24, 2022.

Mar 8, 2022 11:04:00 AM

Pet Food Experts Accelerates Growth With Investment From Dot Family Holdings

Dot Family Holdings Joins Pet Food Experts in Igniting the Future of Pet Specialty Distribution

PAWTUCKET, RI Pet Food Experts (PFX), a leading distributor of pet food and supplies, announced today an investment from Dot Family Holdings (DFH), the investment office of the Tracy Family, owners, and operators of Dot Foods, Inc., the largest human food industry redistributor in North America. 

Feb 21, 2022 12:55:10 PM

James Bettencourt Retiring as Chief Operating Officer of Pet Food Experts; William May to Become COO

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — February 21, 2022 — Pet Food Experts announced today the retirement of James Bettencourt, Chief Operating Officer, after over four decades of devoted service effective this month. Effective immediately, William May has been appointed Chief Operating Officer.

Feb 9, 2022 12:15:00 PM

New to Pet Food Experts: Beg & Barker

There is one thing all pet parents know is true; our pets love receiving a good treat. For pet owners, switching up treats and chews is a fun opportunity to spice up the life of their four-legged friends, which is why it is no surprise that pet treats are one of the highest-grossing product categories in the pet space. At Pet Food Experts, our carefully curated brand portfolio offers pet specialty retailers and the communities they serve trusted brands and high-quality products that keep consumers happy and their pet's tails wagging.

Jan 31, 2022 2:30:00 PM

Pet Food Experts Announces Two Major Distribution Center Expansions

TACOMA, WA/DENVER CO – Pet Food Experts announced today the expansion of two new distribution centers in Washington and Colorado over the next two months to support the growing demand for natural pet food and supplies. The expansion allows Pet Food Experts to better serve the pet specialty businesses of the Pacific Northwest and Mountain Region.

Jan 5, 2022 3:14:33 PM

2021: A Look At Trends in the Pet Industry

Across industries, the past two years were marked by rapid growth and transformation, even in the face of global supply chain challenges and widespread staffing shortages. The pet industry is not excluded from these challenges or tremendous growth. According to the APPA, an estimated $109.6 billion will have been spent on pets in the U.S. in 2021.