Portland, ORE. – Portland Pet Food Company (PPFC), a Portland-based natural pet nutrition manufacturer, is bringing their human-grade dog meals and treats to the East Coast with an expansion into all Wegmans stores, leading the charge in the fresh foods trend for pets.Wegmans, founded in 1916, is a family owned popular Natural grocery store chain with an ardent fanbase in the mid-Atlantic and New England regions, with locations in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts and Virginia. All 99 locations will stock PPFC’s Rosie’s Beef N’ Rice (wheat and gluten free) and Hopkin’s Pork N’ Potato (grain, wheat and gluten free) meal pouches. “With the addition of Wegmans, our East Coast expansion follows the same pattern that defined our West Coast growth,” said Kate McCarron, Top Dog of Portland Pet Food Company. “Our market footprint has grown dramatically in the Natural grocery segment of retail food sales. We are in West Coast stores from Seattle to San Diego, including Whole Foods NW, New Season’s Market, Market of Choice, Zupans, Metropolitan Markets, PCC Markets, Gelson’s and Bristol Farms to name a few. Further contracts in the East, South, Southeast, Mid-South, Midwest and Northern California are coming this year,” added McCarron.
As shopping habits continue to shift toward natural products and healthy foods, people are doing the same for their pets. There’s an increasing need for simple, clean-label products for pets, and PPFC is the first pet food company to use 100% human-grade USDA meats and ingredients in their products that are all sourced and prepared in the United States.
A hallmark of PPFC’s remarkable, cost-effective growth is their presence in high-end Natural grocery stores and similar quality pet specialty stores, which has placed them in major metropolitan regions where their target customers – millennials and baby boomers – reside.As the company continues to grow, McCarron wants to assure customers that the mission of the company won’t change. “When we put our name on something it’s because every single one of us – dogs included – stands behind it. Our growth in both Natural grocery and Pet specialty is reflective of the mission of these sales channels that offer knowledgeable staff and good customer relationships that support premium wholesome nutrition for dogs. We will never compromise our values and will continue to focus on getting dog owners human-grade foods designed to help their pups enjoy long, healthy lives. You will never find the mystery meat labeled ‘meat meal’ in our products…ever!”
About Portland Pet Food Company
Kate McCarron founded the company looking to feed her elderly standard poodle with homemade, healthy meals. Portland Pet Food Company believes you should feed your dog like you feed yourself. The company worked with the Oregon Food Innovation Program to develop their sustainable, local, AAFCO certified line of products. PPFC also partners with Pacific Northwest companies to ensure that 100 percent of your dog’s food is sourced and made in the United States. They hand roll and cut their dog biscuits and cook all meals from scratch in Oregon. PPFC is a WBENC certified woman-owned business and a member of the Good Food Guild.Five percent of all Portland Pet Food Company sales are donated to nonprofits that support animals. To learn more about Portland Pet Food Company visit www.portlandpetfoodcompany.com.