After relocation, Cosmo’s Superior Foods continues to grow


Cosmo’s Superior Foods, a natural pet treat company founded in Carmel, relocated to Lawrence in January 2023 after a decade of growth.

Now operating two facilities near E. Pendleton Pike and I-465, Cosmo’s founder and CEO Sean Litke, a Carmel resident, finalized an investment from Chicago-based Skyline Global Partners in December 2023.

“They bring a lot of resources to the table from the sourcing standpoint, production expertise and the financial planning aspect,” Litke said. “They’ve been through a lot of different business ventures and so they’ve seen a lot of things and (are) able to have some fresh eyes and some outside expert opinions on things. It just makes us way more efficient.”

Primarily a co-manufacturer of freeze dried and dehydrated treats for cats and dogs, the products are sold nationwide in more than 250 stores and online under various brandings.

Locally Cosmo’s Superior Foods-branded products are sold at Ace Hardware, Hollywood Feed and select smaller shops in Carmel, Fishers and Geist.

With the new facilities and investment, Litke is looking to continue to grow the company from 25 to 50 employees, increase production and add new products. Currently the company is focusing on single organ chews that pets can enjoy over a long period of time and new natural ingredient options.

“We’ve found that people would much rather feed something natural that their pets can absorb, safely and easily, rather than a synthetic supplement that has an unknown origin,” Litke said.

Litke expressed his appreciation to the Carmel community.

“I (have) a lot of Google Photos and Facebook pop-up memories of when I was bragging about selling like 20 pounds or 50 bags, and now I think our daily average output is between 5,000 and 7,000 bags,” Litke said. “It’s humbling every single day to see how far we’ve come.”

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