"After careful consideration, we've found the perfect partner to help the business grow," said Joey Herrick, president and founder of Natural Balance Pet Foods. "Not only does Del Monte care about pets as much as we do, they have a complementary culture and set of values…Natural Balance looks forward to working hand-in-hand with Del Monte to leverage their strong distribution, supply chain and innovation resources that will help the brand achieve its next level of growth."
Natural Balance will continue to offer super-premium pet food for dogs and cats. "We look forward to continuing to nurture our valued relationships with our customers and other partners," Herrick said.
Dave West, CEO of Del Monte Foods said, "Natural Balance is well-positioned in the super-premium pet specialty channel and Del Monte looks forward to supporting and further strengthening that position, while honoring the brand's esteemed culture and history.
Natural Balance announced the merger in the YouTube video posted below: