Whole Pet Central was recently acquired by Independent Pet Partners Holdings, LLC based in Texas. IPP also acquired Barks and several other independently owned 'Boutique' natural pet food stores around the country. Michael Foss, Co-founder and Managing Director of IPP served as CFO at Circuit City, CFO at Petco since 2006, and more recently as CEO at Sports Authority until they filed for bankruptcy. Whole Pet may or may not continue as a Boutique pet food store. The employees do not know what changes, if any, will occur in the coming months. Certain brands may be discontinued or inventory expanded to include brands commonly stocked by the large box stores like Petsmart and Petco.