IRVING, Texas, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Supply Company ("ASC") today announced that it has acquired the assets of Coast Pet Distributors ("Coast"), headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. Coast will operate as part of the ASC West Region and immediately begin serving customers as Animal Supply Company.
"We are pleased to welcome Coast's customers and product brands to the Animal Supply Company family," said George Ristevski, CEO of Animal Supply Company. "Our mission is to deliver success to the independent pet retailer through product line breadth and quality services. By being Local Everywhere we meet our customer's needs."
The acquisition of Coast expands Animal Supply Company's specialty product portfolio for customers in Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. Josh Epstein and Hayden Epstein, the former owners of Coast, are joining the Animal Supply Company management team. Hayden is the new Director of Operations for the West Region. Josh joins the ASC team as Vice President Vendor Management, based in the Irving, TX headquarters.
About Animal Supply Company™
Animal Supply Company is the national leader in Local Everywhere™ pet food and supplies distribution serving retailers throughout the United States and the Caribbean. The company operates 30 facilities and employs approximately 1,400 people. The company has nearly 10,000 independent retail customers who combined operate over 15,000 retail outlets distributing pet food and supplies. Animal Supply Company offers its Delivering Success™ commitment to supporting independent retailers and vendors in the pet food and supplies industry. The Company offers innovative value-added services for its retail customers which includes its exclusive brands Supporting Neighborhood Pet Retailers® andNeighborhood Pet Products™