Pet food supplier moving headquarters to Pawtucket

Pet Food Experts, Inc., a wholesale pet food and pet supply distributor, is moving its corporate headquarters to Pawtucket.

The company reached an agreement with the Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency to purchase a building at 175 Main Street.{} According to the Valley Breeze, the company bought the Chester Building for $2.2 million.

The space also houses the Blackstone Valley Visitor's Center, and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council.

Pet Food Experts, Inc. said it plans to bring 70 new jobs to the area. The parent company is a fourth generation Rhode Island family business.{} It was originally named Rumford Aquarium then Rumford Pet Center.