Inclusive Trade Profile: Portland Pet Food

Woman-owned local business Portland Pet Food Company offers a variety of dog meals and treats that shoppers can find at the co-op. Katie McCarron and her family founded this pet food business after seeing the need for natural, nutritious meals and treats for their own aging dog. Portland Pet Food is committed to sourcing local ingredients and using sustainable packaging.

Toula the puppy is a big fan of these treats, including the Gingerbread Biscuits she got for Christmas.

Inclusive Trade is a new program developed by National Co-op Grocers, which believes supply chains should include a seat at the table for systemically underrepresented populations. According to NCG, “Supplier diversity promotes greater innovation, a healthier competitive environment and more equitably distributed benefits among all community members.”

Astoria Co+op is committed to doing our part to create a more just society by cultivating partnerships with businesses owned by people who identify as women, Black, indigenous, people of color (POC), LGBTQIA+, persons with disabilities and veterans. Look for the yellow Inclusive Trade signs throughout the store to find products made by some of these businesses so you can support them too.