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June 23, 2014

Central Garden & Pet was the star of the show on Monday, rising 6.44% after Harbinger Group made a bid to acquire the company for $10 a share.

June 9, 2014

Central Garden & Pet (CENT)'s small share price soared a sizeable 10.20% to $8.64 on Monday (not to take the spotlight away from BCC and BLDR, both up more than 6%).

February 10, 2014

Central Garden & Pet (CENT) was up nearly 5 percentage points amid a generally glum outlook for HCN stocks on Monday.

February 5, 2014

Central Garden & Pet is already starting to see results in the first quarter ended Dec. 28 from an operational strategy it put in place following a disappointing fourth quarter that yielded “unacceptable” financial results.

February 5, 2014

Central Garden & Pet rose above the pack with a 7.79% increase, while more than half of the 30 stocks saw decreases.

December 13, 2013

In the aftermath of its bad-news fourth quarter earnings report, Central Garden & Pet (CENT) was down considerably again on Thursday.

August 8, 2013

Central Garden & Pet anticipated lower quarterly results, and it got them.

The Walnut Creek, Calif.-based marketer and producer of branded products for the lawn and garden and pet supplies markets reported net sales of $494.1 million in the third quarter ended June 29, down 7% from the same quarter last year.

Net income was $13.7 million, down from $22.7 million in the same quarter last year. 

July 16, 2013

Though Top 30 stocks were trending downward at Monday’s close, BlueLinx and Central Garden & Pet both posted gains of more than 3%.

June 12, 2013

Jim Heim, the president of business development for Central Garden & Pet, received the Pet Industry Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. 

June 6, 2013

Twenty-seven stocks were down, two -- Beacon and Tractor Supply -- were up, and one -- Central Garden & Pet -- remained unchanged.

 

May 31, 2013

The stocks were mixed at the close of Thursday; Central Garden & Pet saw the highest increase with a positive 2.86%. 

 

May 9, 2013

Central Garden & Pet reported second-quarter net sales of $498.2 million, a 7% increase over the comparable fiscal 2012 period.

Central Garden & Pet reported second-quarter net sales of $498.2 million, a 7% increase over the comparable fiscal 2012 period. Net income for the second quarter ended March 30 was $22.2 million, compared with net income of $21.6 million in the second quarter of 2012. 

April 10, 2013

The Central Garden & Pet brand won a Silver Award in the best product launch category.

The Promotion Marketing Association announced that Central Garden & Pet's introduction of the Adams Smart Shield Applicator won the Silver Award of the Best New Product Launch category in the 30th Annual Reggie Awards.

Started in 1983, the Reggie Awards are named after the "cash register" and salute best-in-class marketing campaigns in the field of promotions.

March 22, 2013

The Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Central Garden & Pet is named Outdoor Living Supplier of the Year by Walmart.

Walmart recognized Central Garden & Pet Co. as the retailer's Outdoor Living Supplier of the Year. In addition, Central won the People Award for Walmart’s Home Division.

Walmart annually recognizes its top suppliers that demonstrate superior customer service. 

January 21, 2013

Central Garden & Pet has announced that John Ranelli has been named president and CEO, effective at the company's annual shareholder meeting on Feb. 11, 2013.

Central Garden & Pet has announced that John Ranelli has been named president and CEO, effective at the company's annual shareholder meeting on Feb. 11, 2013. Ranelli has been a member of the board of directors of Central Garden & Pet and a member of the board's audit committee since 2010. He will remain on Central's Board.

Bill Brown, Central's chairman and CEO, will continue as chairman. 

January 8, 2013

Central Garden & Pet has named John Ranelli as its new president and CEO, effective Feb. 11. Ranelli has been a member of the company’s board of directors since 2010. He also sits on the board’s audit committee. Ranelli will remain on Central’s board, while current chairman and CEO Bill Brown will continue as chairman.

August 8, 2012

Central Garden & Pet, a leading supplier of seeds, pottery, garden chemicals and other outdoor living products, reported net sales of $533.8 million for its third fiscal quarter, an increase of 10% from sales of $484.3 million during the same period a year ago.

Net income for the quarter, which ended June 23, totaled $22.7 million, compared with net income of $17.1 million in the third quarter of 2011.

May 3, 2012

Central Garden & Pet reported second-quarter net sales of $466.9 million, down 4% from  $485.7 million in the same period a year ago. Net income for the quarter ended March 24 totaled $21.6 million, compared with net income of $31.8 million in the second quarter of 2011. 

April 9, 2012

Central Garden & Pet has appointed Steven LaMonte as executive VP, president-garden segment, effective May 7.

LaMonte will report to Gus Halas, the president and CEO of the Central Operating Cos.

February 8, 2012

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Central Garden & Pet posted a first-quarter net loss of $13.1 million, compared with a net loss of $9.6 million in the year-ago quarter.

Net sales for the first quarter ended Dec. 24, 2011, totaled $302.1 million, up 7% from $281.7 million in the same period a year ago.

November 18, 2011

Central Garden & Pet, a leading supplier of seeds, pottery, insecticides and other outdoor living products, reported net sales for its fourth fiscal quarter of $376.9 million, a 9% increase over the comparable period in fiscal 2010. The company's operating loss was $4.6 million for both the fourth quarter of 2011 and 2010.

Sales gains were driven by the garden products segment, which reported net sales for the quarter of $165.1 million, a gain of 24% over the fourth quarter of 2010. 

October 21, 2011

Central Garden & Pet has announced the promotion of Paul Hibbert to senior VP supply chain. Hibbert will be responsible for all aspects of the company's consolidated supply chain operations, including manufacturing, warehousing, procurement, inventory management and distribution.  He reports to Gus Halas, president and CEO of Central Operating Companies.

September 28, 2011

While no product category is absolutely recession-proof, there are a few in the home channel that come close. Paint will always sell, and weather permitting, lawn and garden is a safe bet.

Add pet products to the list.

August 4, 2011

Central Garden & Pet, a leading supplier of seeds, pottery, insecticides and other outdoor living products, reported net sales for its third fiscal quarter of $484.3 million, a 4% increase over the same period in 2010. The company said its sales gains were largely driven by the garden products segment, which reported sales growth of 6% for the quarter.

May 5, 2011

Central Garden & Pet, a leading supplier of seeds, pottery, insecticides and other outdoor living products, reported net sales of $485.7 million for its second fiscal quarter, an increase of 10% over sales of $441.9 million in the same period a year ago. Strong net sales growth in its garden products segment contributed significantly to the overall increase, the company said.