HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Health Extension Pet Care, a pet food and product producer, has acquired Ancestry Pet Food in a move expected to strengthen both brands and present “exciting growth opportunities,” said Brad Gruber, president of Health Extension.
Health Extension did not disclose financial details regarding the acquisition.
Following the acquisition, Ancestry will continue to operate and sell pet food under its own brand name, and its current President Jeff Lysak will join Health Extension as a director to oversee brand expansion, according to Health Extension.
“Ancestry Pet Food is a well-established brand that falls directly in line with our own ‘pets first’ philosophy and commitment to quality,” Gruber said. “We can leverage Health Extension’s wealth of experience in product development, brand building and worldwide distribution to build the Ancestry brand within the independent pet channel.”
Health Extension also acquired Sammy Snacks, a subsidiary brand of Ancestry that sells human-grade pet treats. Ancestry products will be sold exclusively in the independent pet retail channel, similarly to Health Extension’s products.
Founded in 1963, Health Extension recently moved its headquarters and distribution center to Hauppauge after purchasing a 55,000-sq.-ft. facility there for $7.35 million.
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