As a privately held family owned business our story began in 1976. Operating under the name Global Pet Foods, the company was quite unique in that it dually operated as a wholesaler delivering supplies to the pet trade and as a retailer with an “open to the public” outlet at the front of the warehouse. Due to innovative specialty pet food offerings and the consumer’s enthusiastic interest in these products the retail division enjoyed strong growth and became very successful.
By 1995 over 35 retail outlets operating as Global Pet Foods were serving pet parents throughout Ontario. In 1996 the company had an opportunity of becoming an exclusive distributor for a variety of specialty pet food brands. So to avoid any conflict of interest, the retail division was sold; the wholesale division was rebranded as Can-Pet Distributors Inc. and ultimately we became exclusive distributors for several pet food brands.
Given our past retail experience, Can-Pet Inc. has emerged as one of the most established distributors and marketers of pet specialty foods. Today we service Eastern Canada including Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime marketplaces.
Our infrastructure and long term staff is what sets us apart from others. At our fore front is our customer service team with several years' experience, extensive product knowledge and an understanding of our industry's retail environment.
Other advantages offered are an advanced distribution network with advanced replenishment systems backed by EDI capabilities, FIFO inventory controls with regular geographic weekly deliveries via our own fleet of modern GPS tracked delivery trucks or dedicated carriers with “white glove” service.
Can-Pet Inc. is not only diverse in its operations but also in its wide range of product offerings, with thousands of items on hand, carrying everything from "Good, Better, Best", which seemingly is very appropriate considering today's economic conditions.
Over the last 40 years Can-Pet Inc. has developed mutually respected long-term relationships with both our customers and vendors as business partners working together towards a shared success!
Looking to the future, the company's goal is to continue bringing new and innovative products to the industry, offering the Canadian marketplace the best choices from around the world. Can-Pet Inc. understands trust, service and value, a trait shown across all employees of the company.
We look forward to serving you as part of our family.
President & CEO