PetSmart Acquisition of Chewy Affecting Some High End Brands

August 22, 2017

We ordered both dog and cat food from online retailer, Chewy.com, for years. The prices were good and convenience was important. They didn’t charge shipping for our orders and the package was delivered right to our front door. Several months ago, PetSmart announced that they were purchasing Chewy.com, and many consumers wondered if other changes were in store.  Soon after the announcement, Tuffy’s Pet Foods pulled their retail brands, Pure Vita, NutriSource, and Natural Planet, from the Chewy website offerings.  A month ago, two more companies pulled their brands from the Chewy website.  Fromm Family Foods and Champion Pet Foods have also stopped selling their products on Chewy.com.

High quality pet food brand, Orijen, not sold on chewy.com

Champion believes that because of the PetSmart acquisition, Chewy will no longer fit their company’s definition of a pet specialty retailer. In the August, 2017, issue of “Pet Age Magazine,” Champion released a statement:  “For more than 25 years, Champion Pet Food’s commitment to pet specialty retailers has been clear and non-negotiable. Upon the acquisition of the online retailer Chewy by PetSmart, Chewy no longer meets our definition of pet specialty.”

 

Acana is a High quality pet food produced by Champion

 

Their brands, Orijen and Acana, will no longer be sold on Chewy.com.

 

 

 

On their Facebook page, Fromm Family Foods posted that they believe their products are best sold by retailers who know their products and know what to offer each customer’s cat or dog and they have removed their pet foods from the website of Chewy.com.

High-quality pet food company, Fromm's, sells from their website.

Fromm products may be purchased on their company’s website.

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