Central Garden & Pet Company, a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn and garden and pet supplies markets, purchased the pet bedding business of National Consumers Outdoors Corp., formerly known as Dallas Manufacturing Company (DMC).
"We are excited to acquire the industry-leading dog and cat bedding company. Bedding is the fifth largest category in dog and cat supplies and is growing at a healthy rate," said John Ranelli, CEO & President of Central Garden & Pet. "The acquisition fits right into our strategy of building a portfolio of growing businesses and categories, and is a strong complement to Central's current broad portfolio of pet products." Ranelli continued, "The DMC business is known for providing top-quality products and service, which is the cornerstone of Central's strategy and the same commitment we make to our customers and consumers." Ranelli concluded, "We are pleased to be bringing DMC's capable and experienced management team into the Central family."