FRESNO, CALIF. — Plato Pet Treats announced May 6 it has partnered with Packer Mellem Sales to expand its sales efforts in the independent pet retail channel across the United States. The partnership is also expected to increase the national presence of Plato’s pet treat products.

“We take great care and pride in the brands we choose to represent,” said Rob Mellem, owner of Packer Mellem Sales. “Plato offers customers high quality treats that independent retailers can trust and be proud to carry in their stores.”

Aaron Merrell, co-founder and chief executive officer of Plato Pet Treats, added, “We are excited to have Packer Mellem represent the Plato Pet Treats brand nationwide. The Packer-Mellem team has developed a stellar reputation for service and a deep knowledge of the industry, and we are thrilled to have them representing Plato to continue our growth within the independent pet specialty market.”

Plato Pet Treats was founded in 2006 and manufactures meat-based, air-dried dog treats and natural chews in Fresno. Read more about this manufacturer’s processing facility in our exclusive processor profile from March 2018.

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