BOZEMAN, MONT. — Montana Dog Food Co. has expanded its retail footprint through a new partnership with AFCO Distribution & Milling. AFCO will carry the company’s products to retailers throughout the Pacific Northwest United States.

Montana Dog Food Co. launched just this year, offering freeze-dried raw complete-and-balanced formulas, treats and veterinarian-formulated supplements for dogs inspired by life in Montana. The company recently expanded its distribution, partnering with Rio Grande Service Center.

With warehouses in Spokane Valley and Burlington, Wash., AFCO ships more than 7,000 products daily to retailers throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Alaska. The distributor serves more than 400 animal feed and pet supply retailers.

“We’re super excited about the opportunity to join forces with AFCO and its amazing team,” said Kara Haynes, chief executive officer of Montana Dog Food Co. “With over three decades of experience working with independent pet retailers, we’re confident that this partnership will help Montana form long-term relationships and reach thousands of pet owners.”

Alongside its expansive reach, AFCO also boasts strong relationships with its vendors, seeking to develop long-term partnerships, according to the company. The company also has field-based sales representatives that visit and educate retail staff on a four- to six-week basis, helping retailers advance their knowledge on the products they’re offering to pet parents.

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