Darby Craddock , sales associate and Realtor® with Coldwell Banker Commercial SAUNDERS RALSTON DANTZLER REALTY (CBCSRD) of Lakeland, FL, has finalized 7,200 SF retail lease in Winter Haven, FL. This lease will carry the nationwide retail chain, Pet Supermarket, to Winter Haven as the primary and only retailer in the space and only the third store in Polk County. He said Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket are in a better place to compete as a result of they’re smaller-format shops than PetSmart and Petco and might supply extra customized customer service. Christine Martin Bevilacqua joined Pet Valu in 2002 as vp, human sources and later added company administration and franchise gross sales to her portfolio. Craddock, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (), attended the ICSC conference held in Orlando and piqued the interest of the Pet Supermarket officials, who had interest in locating to the Winter Haven space. Pet Supermarket employs 2,257 individuals, together with 800 at its headquarters and warehouse.
Holtz joined Pet Supermarket in 1992 and served as president and COO since 2002, and served as president, CEO and a board member since 2015. Merchandising can be a shared service supporting each Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket with separate and distinct assortment methods. Affiliates of Atlanta-based mostly Roark Capital took Pet Valu private in August of 2009 and bought Pet Supermarket in in April of 2015. Holtz joined Pet Supermarket in 1992 and served as president and COO since 2002. Thomas McNeely will become president and CEO of Pet Retail Brands upon the closing of the transaction. Both Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket are one-cease retailers for purchasers, providing a broad number of premium pet food, provides and companies bought by educated skilled workers who provide knowledgeable and friendly recommendation, enhancing the general customer expertise.
Pet Supermarket’s DC was growing beyond the capability of a paper-based choosing process that restricted effectivity. Former CEO of Pet Valu Thomas McNeely will assume the identical function on the head of PRB, whereas Pet Supermarket President and CEO Diane Holtz announced her retirement on account of the merger. Pet Supermarket sells greater than 8,000 pet care products by means of its web site and in over 125 stores in a dozen states The Winter Haven store will be the firm’s third location in Polk County, the opposite two positioned in Lakeland, and adds to the 31 stores in Central and South Florida. Pet Supermarket Grant, which provides coupons for stay animal and pet provides bought at Pet Supermarket.
Pet Supermarket, which has 165 shops within the southeastern U.S. and 43 in South Florida, will continue to be based in Sunrise, the companies stated. Pet Retail Brands will stay headquartered in Markham, Ontario and Pet Supermarket operations will proceed to be based mostly in Sunrise, Florida. Concurrent with the closing of the transaction, Diane Holtz announced her retirement from her function as Pet Supermarket’s president and CEO. Pet Supermarket was beforehand acquired by Atlanta-based non-public fairness firm Roark Capital Group in May 2015. Pet Supermarket was acquired by an affiliate of Roark Capital in April of 2015. The examine recognized the configurations required to tailor the Lucas software program to Pet Supermarket’s operational wants, including Jennifer dialogue choices and Engage management tools. Concurrent with the closing of the transaction, Diane Holtz announced her retirement from her function as Pet Supermarket’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Winter Haven pet lovers will be capable of take their pets buying with them to pick out from a large stock of quality discount meals, toys, drugs, clothes, and other provides suitable for a wide range of pet sorts. Julie Johnston is now chief merchandising and provide chain officer for Pet Retail Brands, Tina Shane is now senior vp, operations for pet grocery store, and Christine Martin Bevilacqua is now chief administration officer for Pet Retail Brands. Ms. Holtz joined Pet Supermarket in 1992 and has served as President and COO since 2002.