Animal Supply Company Launches Digital Solution to Connect Independent Pet Retailers with Online Shoppers

Animal Supply Connect Will Provide eFulfillment and Two-day
Delivery for Pet Specialty

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Animal
Supply Company (ASC)
announced that it’s launching Animal
Supply Connect, a digital eFulfillment and delivery solution to
connect independent pet retailers with their shoppers. Pet shoppers will
be able to browse and purchase through retailers’ online stores, and ASC
will fulfill the order from one of its 10 eCommerce warehouses using its
smart logistics technology. Products will typically be delivered within
two business days.

“Our priority is helping the independent pet channel compete in a
dynamic market. That means focusing on operational excellence and
developing innovative solutions to make business simple,” said Don
McIntyre, Chief Executive Officer. “Connect takes the hassle out
of servicing the online shopper by caring for eCommerce logistics and
providing the rapid delivery services consumers expect.”

Head of Digital, Angela Spears, added, “No one is more knowledgeable
about quality products, nutrition and the family pet than independent
pet retailers. Online shopping presents the next frontier for retailers
to best serve pet shoppers who want a blend of in-store and online
experiences. There is a world of possibilities for the retailer that is
rooted locally, yet able to reach beyond traditional walls. Our mission
is to use our talented digital team, and best-in-class technology
partners, to help us think differently about ways we can help them
achieve the possible. Access to technology levels the playing field in
an ecosystem that has been dominated by Amazon and Chewy.com.”

Animal Supply Connect is just one of the digital solutions ASC
has recently brought to market to support retail customers. Last year,
Animal Supply Company introduced a new retail website and mobile
app
. The website provides a modern, integrated user experience
powered by a new national best-in-class eCommerce platform, which is
unprecedented in the pet industry. The first version of the mobile app
launched with game-changing features such as search by scanning a
barcode, connected ordering between web and app, custom shopping lists
and order tracking.

Innovation is a cornerstone to ASC’s strategic plan and supported by its
new owners. In February 2019, Animal Supply Company announced
that Summit Partners (“Summit”) and certain funds managed by Goldman
Sachs Asset Management, L.P. (“Goldman Sachs”) had acquired a majority
stake in the Company. Summit and Goldman Sachs have provided significant
operating and growth capital investment to support the execution of
ASC’s strategic plan for future growth.

For more information on Animal Supply Company, visit: www.animalsupply.com.

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. Animal Supply Company’s mission is to share
our passion for animals through trusted partnerships that connect the
brands and customers we serve to those who love pets. We envision a
world where every pet is happy, healthy, and safe, and we work through
our employees, customers, and vendors to realize this goal. Animal
Supply Company operates 21 facilities, of which 10 offer eCommerce
fulfillment and employs approximately 1,200 people. The company has
7,000+ independent retail customers who operate more than 15,000 retail
outlets distributing pet food and supplies.

Contacts

Molly Ellison
(202) 374-9464
mellison@voxglobal.com