AUSTIN, TEXAS — On April 5, A Pup Above announced an expansion of its Midwest distribution by partnering with Frontier Distributing, which services retailers in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. The distributor will carry A Pup Above’s sous-vide style pet food beginning April 2022.

“A Pup Above is very excited to expand its distribution in the Midwest with Frontier Distributing,” said Javier Marriott, co-founder and president, A Pup Above. “Their commitment to providing the highest level of service and quality of products is unparalleled and their values of hard work, respect, and amazing service makes them the perfect partner for us.”

Founded in 1986 as Purina Service Center, Frontier Distributing focuses on providing premium pet food and supplies to pet specialty retailers throughout the Midwest.

“Frontier Distributing is excited about expanding our portfolio of high-quality products with A Pup Above,” said Anil Ganga, director of sales and marketing, Frontier Distributing. “The gently cooked pet food category is experiencing exciting growth and our expansion allows us to further connect a trusted brand with committed retailers who share our belief that pets are part of the family. During a recent call with Javier, I learned more about A Pup Above’s whole food ingredients and their sous-vide precision cooking technique that makes their products uniquely healthy for our family of pets while naturally good for the planet. We are proud to add A Pup Above’s premium products to our portfolio and to have it available to our customers.”

This distribution expansion follows many other distribution expansions for A Pup Above. In March 2022, the company partnered with Southeast Pet, in December 2021 it partnered with Rio Grande Service Center, and in November 2021 it partnered with Middle West Distributors, all to expand its distribution efforts.

By the end of 2022, A Pup Above expects to be in 3,000 retailers throughout the United States.

“We are proud to support and partner exclusively with the neighborhood pet channel to grow the gently cooked category,” Javier added. “With the release of our new revamped recipes with bone broth, we are expecting to see increased excitement and growth. Bone broth is an amazing superfood, packed with collagen and amino acids to nourish your pups.”

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