Central Garden & Pet helps consumers beautify their outdoor living spaces and promotes fun and healthy interaction with their pets.

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 $2.4 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 6,000 employees working in our offices, distribution and manufacturing facilities, primarily in North America.


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  • 1980

    Central Garden Supply

    Distributor of lawn and garden supplies

  • 1993

    Central Garden & Pet

    Goes public on Nasdaq (CENT)

    Grant Laboratories

    Ant control products

  • 1997

    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

  • 1998

    Pennington Seed Inc.

    Grass seed and wild bird seed

  • 1999

    Norcal Pottery Products Inc.


  • 2000

    AMDRO & IMAGE product lines

    Garden and pest control products

    All-Glass Aquarium Co. & Oceanic Systems

    Aquariums and related products

  • 2004

    Kent Marine Inc.

    Saltwater aquariums, supplements and conditioners

    New England Pottery LLC


    Interpet Ltd.

    Pet supplies

    Energy Savers Unlimited (ESU)

    High-intensity and specialty lighting to aquatics, reptile and avian hobbyists

  • 2005

    Cedar Works

    Bird feeders and bird homes

    Pets International Ltd.

    Small animal and pet supplies under brand “Super Pet”

  • 2006

    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

  • 2007

    Central Garden & Pet

    Spins off non-voting shares on Nasdaq (CENTA)


    Slug, snail, moss and animal repellents

  • 2014


    Natural and synthetic insecticides, active ingredients

  • 2015


    Dog chews (Cadet)

    Hydro-Organics Wholesale Inc.

    Hydroponic fertilizers


    Pet beds

  • 2016

    Segrest Inc.

    Wholesaler of aquarium fish and small animals

  • 2017

    K & H Manufacturing

    Pet and hobby farming products

  • 2018

    Bell Nursery

    Grower and distributor of live plants

    General Pet Supply

    Distributor of pet food and supplies

  • 2019

    Arden Companies

    Manufacturer of outdoor cushions

    C & S Products 
    Wildlife Specialty Food and Feeding Accessory Products