Concord Pet Food & Supply, often called Concord Pet, began in 1978 when the Mutschler family began looking for an easier and less expensive way of feeding their horses. Larry Mutschler began by selling pet food, including horse feed, out of a mobile home on the family property. Mutschler opened his first retail location, a 1,000 square foot building, on Concord Pike in Wilmington, Delaware, and thus began the name. Larry Mutschler was the only employee at first, but later added family members and a family friend as a partner. This building is still in use today as a warehouse for the company.
Today, Concord Pet has 28 locations between Malvern, Pennsylvania, and Seaford, Delaware. The company focuses on personalized attention such as carrying food bags to customer’s vehicles and offering expert advice on the proper feed and care of animals.