PETCO Sells LiveAquaria to Holding group owned by Tropical Fish International

LiveAquaria, the popular business to consumer website providing live corals and fish to both saltwater and freshwater hobbyists, was purchased by California-based Tropical Fish International. Tropical Fish International (TFI) is a large wholesaler of livestock with its main operations located…

LiveAquaria Under New Ownership Following Sale by PetCo

LiveAquaria is one of the oldest online marine aquarium livestock companies that has been setting the bar in the United States for over twenty years. Five years ago LiveAquaria was acquired by PetCo as part of the Drs. Foster &…

Drs. Foster & Smith Shutting Down but LiveAquaria Will Remain

Drs. Foster & Smith has been one of the major players in mail order pet supplies for over two decades, and the reef aquarium hobby has grown quite fond of their livestock division, LiveAquaria. Just a few short years ago…

Petco adds buy online, pick up in store option

Although many of us hardcore hobbyists might be never be caught alive in a big box store, there is definitely a time and a place, and Petco is making a better case with a new “buy online, pick up in-store”…

Breaking: Petco gets bought out by PE firm and Canadian pension

Petco’s parent company, Petco Holdings Inc. has apparently struck a deal with private-equity firm CVC Capital Partners Ltd. and a Canadian pension to buy Petco for around $4.6 billion. The Wall Street Journal had reported Sunday that the companies and…

Petco and PetSmart begin talks in a possible merger

Petco and PatSmart are the two largest chain of full-line pet stores in the United States, together accounting for about 30% of sales of pet products in this country. Now the two companies are in the very beginning of talks…

Consumers still protesting Petco / Drs. Foster Smith deal

Now that it’s been several months of Petco’s acquisition of Drs. Foster & Smith and their famous Live Aquaria division the Internet has  and is still crying out in protest of the deal. Every major social network has been slammed…

What’s next for Drs Foster and Smith, Live Aquaria, and Petco?

Petco, the large multi-channel retailer is intent to purchase our beloved Drs. Foster Smith mail order and eCommerce business. Apparently the owners wanted out of their successful enterprise—which comes as no surprise as they are older in age and more…

Breaking: Petco is planning to buy Drs. Foster & Smith, including LiveAquaria

National pet-store chain Petco has entered into an agreement to acquire Drs. Foster & Smith, the leading mail order pet supply company in the nation, and parent company to our beloved LiveAquaria. The first thing that comes to mind in…

Petco’s $1 a gallon tank sale is a good bargain for that spare tank

Petco routinely has a $1 a gallon sale on its Aqueon aquariums and it looks like the company is at it again with a sale running now through April 27. The circular is showing the 10, 20 and 40 gallon…