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PFX Expands Territory into the Mountain Region

Pet Food Experts is pleased to announce that we have acquired Monarch Pet Products. Monarch Pet Products located in Denver, CO has been servicing independent pet retailers in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming since 2009. This acquisition means we will be gaining over 365 new independent pet retail partners in the Mountain Region and expanding our distribution footprint from 29 states to 32 states.

For further information read the press release below.

For Immediate Release

Pet Food Experts moves into the Mountain Region. As of today, the Rhode Island-based distributor acquires Monarch Pet Products, Denver CO.

Pawtucket, RI –Pet Food Experts, Inc. headquartered in Pawtucket, RI announced today that the company has acquired the operating assets of Monarch Pet Products, based in Denver, CO. Monarch Pet Products distribution business has been servicing independent pet retailers in the Mountain Region since 2009.

Pet Food Experts will now distribute pet food and supplies to independent pet retailers located in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming from their distribution center based in Denver, CO.

“The Mountain Region is a great market for strong independent pet retailers. 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,” said Michael Baker, President of Pet Food Experts.

Pet Food Experts is a fifth generation family-owned business founded in 1936. Originally named Rumford Aquarium (now Rumford Pet Center), the company has developed into a leading pet food and pet supplies wholesale distribution company.

“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.

Monarch Pet Products is the premier independently-owned wholesale distributor of natural pet foods, supplies and treats serving Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah since 2009. Jeff and Tracie Flora, proud owners and founders of Monarch have been committed to offering independent retailers the finest products in the industry and providing service that is second to none.

With this expansion, Pet Food Experts will now deliver to more than 4,000 independent retailers in 32 states from five distribution centers.

Our success is built upon on strong relationships with our customers based on flexibility, consistency, trust, and excellent customer service. You can learn more about us in the infographic below.

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Pet Food Experts is excited to grow and succeed with our new retail partners in the Mountain Region. We intend to build upon Monarch's strengths while applying our generations of experience as we continue to grow. 

If you have any questions about this news please reach out.

About
Anne Klein

As Pet Sustainability Coalition's Sustainability Manager, Anne supports PSC members in advancing their environmental and social goals. Prior to joining PSC Anne led Pilot Forward LLC, a consultancy supporting businesses and nonprofits on a range of activities, including BCorp certification. She served as the Vice President of Administration and Sustainability at Newton Running for eight years, leading Newton’s successful effort to become the first running shoe brand to achieve BCorp Certification. Mission-based to her core, Anne has over 18 years of experience in nonprofits, including senior positions at Harvard Business School and the Children’s Hospital Foundation in Denver, CO. She holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and Ed.M. from Harvard University, Graduate School of Education. Outside of work Anne enjoys the great outdoors with her Portuguese Water Dog, Ike.

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