We are entering our 79th year as a company, so here's our reflection back on the last decade as a letter from our company founder and dog lover, Holly Sher:
Dear Friends of Evanger’s,
11 years ago our family bought Evanger’s, a small but distinctive company with only 10 employees…and I was one of the 10! We made food in the morning and labeled it in the afternoon. In 2002, Evanger's brand was only 2 - 5% of the business, the rest was private label. I was eager to grow that number and put our name on our top class products. My husband supplied Evanger’s with its meats for 20 years, and I begged him to come on board full time to be my Employee #11.
Back then, we had only a few local distributors, and only one national distributor in California,
Pet Food Wholesale (now Animal Supply Company). We struggled to gain interest from new distributors, but were determined to distinguish ourselves and grow our brand. Inspired by our extraordinarily picky dog, Yukon, who refused to eat anything but steak, my husband created our first innovation and today's #1 seller, "Hunk of Beef,” part of our famous “Hand Packed” line.
11 years later, we have sales reps across the country, export directors, a nutritionist on staff,
sales in all 50 states and in over 20 countries globally. All 5 of my kids either work here full time or help out in some way. Our original manufacturing plant was Dr. Evanger's original kennels and barn, and we have grown so much that in our 79th year we are moving into a new, green, 6-acre state-of-the-art facility.
One thing hasn‘t changed. We are still dedicated to Dr. Evanger’s principles of offering wholesome, nutritious, Naturally the Best™ foods for the well-being of our beloved pets by using local and trusted USDA certified suppliers. Not only are we inspected and certified by the USDA, but above and beyond that we have certifications for USDA/NOP Organic, European Union, and are endorsed by the cRc as Kosher for Passover.
Your support over the years has meant everything to us. We are a family company and would not be where we are today without our fabulous team of office, production, sales staff and especially you, our loyal customers. As we continue to support independent retailers exclusively, we look forward to sharing a happy and healthy new year with you and YOUR beloved pets.
Warm regards from our family,
|HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE EVANGER'S FAMILY!|