PORTLAND, ORE. — Portland Pet Food Company (PPFC) recently expanded its distribution with a new partnership with distributor Phillips Pet Food & Supplies. The company will carry PPFC’s products throughout seven of its distribution centers, which cover most of the East Coast and Midwest.

“We’re excited to expand our reach across the United States by forming a relationship with Phillips, who is such a great partner to represent our products,” said Katie McCarron, founder of PPFC. “We launched PPFC in 2014 by selling at Portland farmers markets, and today I’m thrilled that we’re even more widely available across the country. I know that the Phillips team will do a great job supporting our growth across the country.”

Founded in 1938, Phillips serves the pet specialty retail channels throughout the United States. Through the new partnership, PPFC’s human-grade pet food products will now be available to independent pet retailers in the East Coast and Midwest through Phillips’ distribution centers in Taunton, Mass., Easton, Pa., Spartanburg, SC, Plant City, Fla., Lansing, Mich., Arlington, Texas, and Denver.

“PPFC has created a product line that offers a unique alternative to canned food for pet parents seeking highly palatable, wholesome nutrition for their pet,” said Jessica Morris, senior vice president of merchandising and marketing at Phillips. “We are thrilled to partner with Katie and the Portland Pet team, offering a great new line of products to our retailers and pet parents.”

PPFC’s distribution expansion follows several other recent developments for the company. In May, the company introduced new personnel, and in March, the company released its first cat food products.

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