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Portland Pet Food Expands To East Coast With Wegmans

Portland Pet Food + Wegmans

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 06:38 pm

Portland Pet Food Co., (PPFC) an Oregon-based natural pet nutrition manufacturer, is bringing human-grade dog meals and treats to the East Coast with an expansion into Wegmans stores.

All Wegmans 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 of Portland Pet Food Co. “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.”

PPFC is the first pet food company to use 100 percent human-grade USDA meats and ingredients in products that are all sourced and prepared in the U.S.

As the company continues to grow, McCarron wants to assure customers that the mission of the company will not 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.”

McCarron founded the company after feeding her elderly standard poodle with homemade healthy meals. PPFC worked with the Oregon Food Innovation Program to develop the sustainable, local, AAFCO certified line of products. PPFC also partners with Pacific Northwest companies to ensure that 100 percent of their dog food is sourced and made in the U.S.

Wegmans, founded in 1916, is a family owned grocer with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts and Virginia.

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