Founded in 1980 as a distribution company through a combination of strategic acquisitions and internal investment, Central Garden & Pet has evolved our business into a portfolio of leading brands in the lawn and garden supplies and the pet supplies industries.
The foundation of our success is our dedication to innovation, quality, and service. Our strategy is to continue to strengthen and build our branded products portfolio for consumers, to be both effective and efficient for our retail partners, and to deliver superior returns for our shareholders.
Central’s brands are consistently recognized by customers and industry peers alike for innovation and quality. With our branded, private label and distribution businesses, Central Garden & Pet has over $1.8 billion in annual sales. Some of our most recognized brands are Altosid mosquito control products; Amdro insect and pest products; Aqueon aquarium products; Farnam horse care products; Kaytee products and food for pet birds, wild birds, and small animals; Nylabone dog chews and toys; Pennington lawn and garden products; Sevin garden and lawn products; and Starbar products for rural insect control.
Our award-winning sales and logistics operations service all of the major retailers and have the ability to reach nearly every independent retailer nationwide.
Central Garden & Pet is based in Walnut Creek, California, and has over 5,000 employees working in our offices, distribution and manufacturing facilities, primarily in North America.
Central Garden Supply
Distributor of lawn and garden supplies
Central Garden & Pet
Goes public on Nasdaq (CENT)
Ant control products
Four Paws Products, Ltd.
Dog and cat products
Sandoz Agro (became Wellmark)
Animal health and professional pest control products
TFH Publications / Nylabone
Dog chews & toys and pet publications
Kaytee Products Inc.
Bird and small animal food
Pennington Seed Inc.
Grass seed and wild bird seed
Norcal Pottery Products Inc.
AMDRO & IMAGE product lines
Garden and pest control products
All-Glass Aquarium Co. & Oceanic Systems
Aquariums and related products
Kent Marine Inc.
Saltwater aquariums, supplements and conditioners
New England Pottery LLC
Energy Savers Unlimited (ESU)
High-intensity and specialty lighting to aquatics, reptile and avian hobbyists
Bird feeders and bird homes
Pets International Ltd.
Small animal and pet supplies under brand “Super Pet”
Breeder’s Choice Pet Foods, Inc.
Dog and cat food and treats
Healthcare of horses, household pets, livestock
Tech Pac LLC and Gulfstream Home & Garden, Inc.
Insect control products in lawn and garden
Ironite Products brand
Environmentally-friendly soil supplements
Central Garden & Pet
Spins off non-voting shares on Nasdaq (CENTA)
Slug, snail, moss and animal repellents
Natural and synthetic insecticides, active ingredients
Dog chews (Cadet)
Hydro-Organics Wholesale Inc.
Wholesaler of aquarium fish and small animals
K & H Manufacturing
Pet and hobby farming products
Grower and distributor of live plants
General Pet Supply
Distributor of pet food and supplies