Olathe, KS based Bark to Basics has sold to national player Animal Supply Co. of Irving, TX. Bark to Basics was a locally owned independent family business representing dozens of U.S. manufacturers that was founded in 2002 and had warehouses in Houston, TX and Olathe, KS. Bark to Basics served independent pet retailers, day care/kennels, groomers and veterinary hospitals in KS, MO, TX, OK, AR and LA. The company has a total of 30 employees.
Animal Supply Company is a national leader in pet food and supplies distribution serving retailers throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Animal Supply Company's mission is to share their passion for animals through trusted partnerships that connect the brands and customers that they serve to those who love pets. Animal Supply Co. operates 22 facilities and employs approximately 1,300 people. The company has nearly 10,000 independent retail customers who operate more than 15,000 retail outlets distributing pet food and supplies. www.animalsupply.com
The Halifax Group, a private equity group of Washington, D.C., first invested in Animal Supply Co. with management in April 2010. Halifax and Animal Supply have had over a dozen acquisitions since the initial investment. More about Halifax can be found at www.thehalifaxgroup.com