Seattle-based Global Harvest Foods, a manufacturer of wild and caged bird food and small critter feed and the producer of the Audubon Park brand, agreed to acquire the U.S. wild bird food business from subsidiaries of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The acquisition includes the Songbird Selections, Morning Song and Country Pride brands, and it expands Global Harvest’s production capabilities into areas that represent a significant portion of the U.S. market.
The company will acquire the Scotts bird seed manufacturing plant in Reynolds, Ind., and will continue production in Doland, S.D., and Uvalde, Texas. Now operating from eight facilities nationwide, the addition of these manufacturing plants supplements Global Harvest’s national footprint, giving the company new regional service capabilities that benefits retailers with lower ingredient and reduced freight costs, quicker fulfillment times and increased inventory turnover, the company said.
“Scotts is the world’s leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products,” said Ed Mills, co-founder and principal of Global Harvest Foods. “Acquiring their wild bird food business allows us to expand our retail relationships with a broader product offering, while maintaining our diligent customer service and product-quality focus. During this time, we strive to make the transition as smooth as possible for the retailers and customers of both companies.”
Currently, Global Harvest products are sold under the Audubon Park label and various store brands in more than 40,000 mass merchants, grocers, and specialty retailers throughout the United Sates.