August 10, 2022

Rapid expansion to double production capacity of Carnivore Meat Company

Green Bay, WI, June 20, 2022 — ( — Carnivore Meat Company®, the nation’s leading manufacturer of frozen and freeze-dried pet foods and treats, has announced a major manufacturing expansion that will more than double the total production capacity in less than a year.

As the freeze-dried pet food industry continues to grow exponentially, many pet food manufacturers are struggling to meet growing consumer demand for nutritious freeze-dried pet food.

Yet Carnivore Meat Company, maker of ultra-premium pet food brands Vital Essentials®, Vital Cat® and Nature’s Advantage®, is improving its freeze-drying capabilities at breakneck speed. It’s a cutting-edge level of innovation that once again demonstrates why Carnivore Meat Company is an industry leader.

Carnivore Meat Company began the calendar year with 23 custom-built freeze dryers operating day and night to produce the popular lines of freeze-dried pet foods and treats, as well as supporting their extensive private label services.

In January, the company announced the construction of 12 new freeze dryers, which should be in use by July 2022. Today, in an unprecedented second major expansion in a few months, Carnivore Meat Company is proud to announce the construction of 12 other freeze dryers. – dryers which should be fully operational by this fall.

These two series of flash expansions will together add 24 new state-of-the-art industrial-scale freeze dryers. The new additions will bring the company’s manufacturing operations to a total of 47 freeze dryers, increasing overall production capacity by more than 100% year-to-date.

The announcement comes amid a global pet food shortage, as many pet food manufacturers face supply chain disruptions and long wait times for new freeze-drying equipment.

“Pet parents make it a priority to feed the most nutritious and biologically appropriate diet possible, and they don’t want to have to worry about the unavailability or shortage of the right food. better to their dog or cat,” says Melissa Olson. , vice president of sales and marketing. “We are growing at extreme speed to meet the needs of pet owners now, not later.”

Growing demand for freeze-dried pet foods and treats isn’t expected to slow anytime soon, making Carnivore Meat Company’s rapid expansion particularly timely.

By quickly building its own custom-designed in-house equipment, Carnivore Meat Company is able to avoid many of the challenges that plague other manufacturers. This ingenuity allows them to keep store shelves stocked – and ensures pet parents can continue to feed their furry families the healthy, high-quality meals they deserve.

About Carnivore Meat Company
Carnivore Meat Company is an award-winning manufacturer of raw frozen and freeze-dried pet foods and treats. Located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the company’s fast-growing brands include Nature’s Advantage®, Vital Essentials®, VE RAW BAR® and Vital Cat®, which are distributed to more than 6,000 retailers nationwide, in 14 international marketplaces and online at, Amazon, and others. Long considered a pioneer in raw pet food, the company’s freeze-dried products division provides private label products, co-packs and ingredients to customers around the world. Carnivore Meat Company has been recognized for growth achievement and manufacturing excellence with a number of awards in recent years, including the Greater Green Bay Chamber Growth Award, Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award, Governor’s Export Achievement Award, the Greater Green Bay Chamber Manufacturing Award of Distinction. and Inc 5000 fastest growing private companies.

About Arbor Investments
Founded in 1999 with offices in Chicago and New York, Arbor Investments is a specialty private equity firm focused exclusively on acquiring leading companies in the food, beverage and related industries . Since its inception, the company has acquired or invested in more than 80 companies in North America.