IRVING, Texas, Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Supply Company (ASC), the national leader in pet food and supplies distribution, announced that it is acquiring the assets of Kernco Corporation (dba Kernco Distribution) which is headquartered in Tucson, AZ. Kernco will operate as part of ASC's West Region and will begin serving customers as Animal Supply Company immediately after the closing of the acquisition, which is anticipated to be on or about December 8, 2014.
"We are excited to add Kernco's customer relationships and brands to ASC," said George Ristevski, CEO of Animal Supply Company. "Together we will become Arizona's leading supplier of pet foods, treats and supplies with the most extensive selection of brands to support our retailer's success. We are pleased to welcome Bobby Kern and Danan Henrichs to the Animal Supply team. Kernco's strong position in the market place will complete Animal Supply's ability to service all retailers across the Southwest. Animal Supply's value-added services, such as 'PRISM™' retail store merchandising and its automated ordering technology 'Pet Supply Link™', will be immediately available to our new customers as we further enhance our relationships and service levels."
Bobby Kern, General Manager of Kernco added, "Animal Supply is the perfect partner for our customers and vendors. ASC's vast resources and commitment to the success of the independent retail channel will bring tremendous value to the Arizona retail community. By adding Kernco's brands to ASC's portfolio, we will be able to offer customers unparalleled depth and breadth of products."
About Animal Supply
Animal Supply Company is the national leader in pet food and supplies distribution serving retailers in 43 states and the Caribbean. ASC operates 22 distribution centers across the U.S. and employs more than 1,300 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 is committed to its mission of "Delivering Success" to independent retailers and supporting vendors in the pet food and supplies industry. ASC offers innovative value added services for its retail customers which includes its exclusive brands "Neighborhood Pet Products®."
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