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Jun 14, 2024 8:45:00 AM


The AI-powered hub introduces convenient self-serve options, advanced search functionality, and cross-device capabilities for a seamlessly integrated experience.

Dec 7, 2023 3:59:13 PM

Pet Food Experts Vendor Spotlight: Polkadog

Polkadog, a Boston-based treat company first known for their Cod Skins, has lots to be thankful for this holiday season! You could say they've got their paws full between launching two community-focused initiatives, hiring a West Coast Director of Sales, and promoting their East Coast Director of Sales. 

Dec 5, 2023 9:46:23 AM

Pet House by One Fur Expands Distribution with Pet Food Experts

Pet House by One Fur All is delighted to announce the expansion of its enduring partnership with Pet Food Experts (PFX), a leading distributor of premium pet food, treats, toys, and supplies.

Nov 6, 2023 3:04:54 PM

Pet Food Experts Taps Former Staples Exec, Paul McCarron, as COO

PAWTUCKET, RI – Pet Food Experts (PFX), a leader in the pet distribution industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul McCarron as new Chief Operating Officer.

Oct 25, 2023 10:25:22 AM

Pet Food Experts Retailer Spotlight: Chopper's

In a remarkable journey of following one's heart, James Swanson swapped the bustling boardrooms of corporate America in San Francisco for the idyllic charm of Firecrest, Washington.

Oct 3, 2023 4:32:28 PM

Pet Food Experts and Pets in the Classroom Unite to Enhance Learning in U.S. Elementary Schools

SEPTEMBER 2023 -- Pet Food Experts today announced an impactful partnership with Pets in the Classroom, a national nonprofit committed to enhancing children's academic and emotional well-being by facilitating the presence of pets in educational environments. Their joint mission is to expand the pilot program of 'Dogs in the Classroom,' which aims to introduce certified therapy dogs to over 350 elementary schools, delivering brain-boosting benefits to young learners.

“Pets have a significant impact on the development of young minds,” said Michael Baker, President and CEO at Pet Food Experts. “We are excited to play a pivotal role in expanding the life-changing benefits of the Dogs in the Classroom program. Together, we can make a measurable difference in students' lives by bringing therapy dogs into even more classrooms, nurturing their education and overall emotional well-being,” continued Baker.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Pet Food Experts for their exceptionally generous donation, which has enabled us to expand our Dogs in the Classroom reach and equip teachers with an innovative teaching tool — one that not only fosters academic growth but also instills compassion, responsibility, and emotional resilience in our children,” affirmed Melinda Thomas, Executive Director of Pets in the Classroom. “Together, we are shaping the future by nurturing young hearts and minds.”

The impressive advantages of therapy dogs in educational settings go beyond mere academic improvements. A multitude of studies has substantiated the profound influence that the presence of these affectionate companions can exert on the growth of children, demonstrating tangible results such as diminished anxiety, heightened concentration, and overall enhancement of classroom dynamics. Educators have observed that these reassuring canine allies nurture empathy among students and contribute to a more harmonious learning environment.

Riggs with Dianna Huacuja Garcia, Fifth Grade Student, Vaughn Elementary, Aurora, CO.

Since 2010, Pet Care Trust has made an indelible mark on the educational landscape of the United States through its Pets in the Classroom grant program, extending financial support and the companionships of pets to an astounding 230,000 classrooms, impacting an estimated 9.1 million students across the nation — an experience that can help shape their lives for years to come.

In 2021, Pets in the Classroom solidified a nationwide collaboration with Pet Partners, a leading nonprofit in the animal therapy sector. Together, they initiated the Dogs in the Classroom pilot program, aimed at introducing certified therapy dogs to 100 elementary schools. This preliminary study proved immensely successful, leading to a sudden surge in grant requests from teachers.

To learn more about their transformative program and the benefits of becoming a retail partner or to apply for a grant, visit

Sep 18, 2023 11:19:14 AM

Pet Insight Names Pet Food Experts' Kelly Pye Among Leading Women in Pet

Pet Insight highlighted the women in the pet industry who are pioneers in change, innovation, compassion, and professionalism. 

Sep 6, 2023 2:42:14 PM

Pet Food Experts and A Pup Above Partner in Mountain Region

The leading provider of human-grade gently cooked dog food announces its expansion in the Mountain region of the United States.

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: