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Profile: Central Garden & Pet Co (CENT.OQ)

CENT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

17 May 2019
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Central Garden & Pet Company, incorporated on May 13, 1992, is a marketer and producer of branded products and distributor of third party products in the pet and lawn and garden supplies industries in the United States. The Company operates in two segments: Pet segment and the Garden segment.

Pet segment

The Company is a marketer and producer of pet supplies in the United States. In addition, its Pet segment operates sales and logistics networks in the industry strategically supporting its brands. Its principal pet supplies categories are dog and cat, aquatics, bird and small animal, wild bird feed and animal health products. The dog and cat category, featuring the brands Nylabone, Four Paws, Cadet, Dallas Manufacturing Company (DMC), TFH Publications, Pet Select, Pet Love and Mikki, manufactures and markets edible and non-edible chews, interactive toys, super premium dog and cat food, grooming supplies and pet-care print and digital content. It is also a supplier of aquariums and related fixtures and furniture, water conditioners and supplements, lighting systems and accessories featuring the brands Aqueon, Zilla, Kent Marine, Coralife and Blagdon. It is a marketer and producer of supplies and pet food for pet birds, small animals and wild birds. It offers a full range of products, including species specific diets, treats, habitats, bedding, hay and toys under the Kaytee, Forti-Diet and Critter Trail brands. Kaytee is a brand for birds and small animals. It is a marketer and producer of flea, tick, mosquito and other insect control products produced by Wellmark International and sold primarily under the Bio Spot Active Care, Adams, Altosid, Pre Strike and Extinguish brand names. Wellmark is a domestic producer of (S)-Methoprene, which is an active ingredient to control mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, ants and mites in many professional and consumer insect control applications. It also sells (S)-Methoprene to manufacturer other insect control products, including Frontline Plus. In addition, through its Farnam operations, the Company is a manufacturer and marketer of healthcare products for horses. Farnam's portfolio of brands includes the Farnam umbrella brand, IverCare, Bronco, Super Mask II, Endure, Horseshoer's Secret and Vetrolin.

The Company competes with Spectrum Brands, Hartz Mountain, Animal Supply Co. and Phillips Pet Food & Supplies.

Garden Segment

The Company markets and produces various brands, including Pennington, The Rebels, AMDRO, Lilly Miller, Ironite, Sevin, and Over-N-Out. In addition, the Company's Garden segment operates a sales and logistics network that strategically supports its brands. Its principal lawn and garden product lines are grass seed, wild bird feed, insect control products, lawn and garden care products and decorative outdoor patio products. Its Pennington brand is a grass seed, pottery and wild bird feed, and its Amdro brand is a portfolio of control products. It is a marketer, producer and distributor of various mixtures and blends of cool and warm season turf grass for both the residential and professional markets, as well as forage and wild game seed mixtures. It sells these products under the Pennington Seed, Pennington, Penkoted, Max-Q, ProSelect, Tournament Quality CM, MasterTurf, The Rebels and Smart Seed brand names. It also produces various private label brands of grass seed. The Pennington grass seed manufacturing facilities are modern seed coating and conditioning facilities. It is a marketer, producer and distributor of wild bird feed, bird feeders, bird houses and other birding accessories in the United States. These products are sold primarily under the Pennington brand name. Many of its branded Kaytee and Pennington wild bird mixes are treated with a blend of vitamins and minerals. It is a marketer, producer and distributor of lawn and garden weed, moss, insect and pest control products and soil supplements and stimulants. It sells these products under the AMDRO, Lilly Miller, Moss Out, Corry's, IMAGE, Sevin, Over-N-Out, Rootboost, Knockout, Strike brand names and the Eliminator private label for Wal-Mart. It manufactures several lines of lawn and garden fertilizers and soil supplements, in granular and liquid form, under the Pennington, Alaska Fish Fertilizer, Pro Care, Green Care, Green Charm, Ironite and other private and controlled labels. It is marketer and distributor of decorative indoor and outdoor pottery products in the United States. These products, sold under the Pennington name, include terra cotta, stoneware, ceramic and porcelain pots. It also markets a complete line of wooden garden products, including planters, barrel fountains, arbors and trellises under the Pennington brand name.

The Company competes with The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and Spectrum Brands.

Company Address

Central Garden & Pet Co

1340 Treat Blvd Ste 600
WALNUT CREEK   CA   94597-7578
P: +1925.9484000
F: +1302.6555049

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