Red Collar Pet Foods makes key private label acquisition
Private label manufacturer Red Collar Pet Foods has acquired Joplin, Mo.-based Hampshire Pet Products. Hampshire has been a prominent co-manufacturer in baked and cold-formed pet treats since it was founded in 2001.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Hampshire Pet and its talented group of associates to the Red Collar family. The pet snack and treat market continues to grow at unprecedented rates and the Hampshire facility is one of the largest in the industry,” said Chris Hamilton, president and CEO of Red Collar. “Their commitment to food safety, quality and cutting-edge innovation make it a nimble, one stop manufacturing solution for brands and retailer partners alike.”
The increased production capabilities will make Franklin, Tenn.-based Red Collar one of the largest private brand pet treat manufacturers in North America, according to the company. Red Collar says it aims to expand its premium and super premium baked and cold-formed treat capabilities through its acquisition of Hampshire.
Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.