MARKHAM, Ontario & SUNRISE, Fla.-( BUSINESS WIRE )-Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket today announced that they’ve merged to create the third largest pet specialty retailer and the most important small format, neighborhood, pet specialty retailer in North America. He said Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket are in a greater position to compete because they are smaller-format shops than PetSmart and Petco and can provide extra personalised customer support. Christine Martin Bevilacqua joined Pet Valu in 2002 as vice president, human resources and later added corporate administration and franchise 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 officers, who had curiosity in locating to the Winter Haven space. Pet Supermarket employs 2,257 folks, together with 800 at its headquarters and warehouse.
The firm was founded in 1973 by Chuck West as Pet Circus and the family-owned company became Pet Supermarket in 1986. Craddock’s knowledge of the Winter Haven and east Polk County markets was instrumental in approaching the constructing owner on behalf of Pet Supermarket and over time, successfully negotiating. Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket announced on Monday (July 11) that the 2 brands had formally merged to create Pet Retail Brands (PRB). As part of the transaction, Thomas McNeely will change into President and Chief Executive Officer of Pet Retail Brands.
Winter Haven pet lovers will be capable to take their pets buying with them to pick from a big stock of high quality discount meals, toys, medicine, clothes, and other supplies suitable for a variety of pet sorts. Julie Johnston is now chief merchandising and provide chain officer for Pet Retail Brands, Tina Shane is now senior vice president, operations for pet supermarket, 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.
Joe Dent, general supervisor and vp, operations at Pet Valu U.S. since 2010, will be leading real estate strategy in the U.S. for each Pet Supermarket and Pet Valu. Pet Valu will add 75 stores within the U.S. and 35 in Canada this year and a hundred extra next yr. Pet Supermarket announced a merger with Pet Valu in a deal that is anticipated to generate approximately $1 billion in sales. Shane joined Pet Valu in January 2014 as vice president, company shops for Pet Valu. Pet Valu is a Canadian specialty retailer of pet meals and pet-associated provides with more than 770 stores throughout Canada and the US. Pet Valu prides itself on offering pet dad and mom with the best selection of pet care objects at aggressive prices, together with Pet Expert service, at handy, neighborhood retailer places. As part of the transaction, Thomas McNeely will become president and CEO of Pet Retail Brands.
Pet Retail Brands will remain headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Canada, and Pet Supermarket operations will proceed to be based mostly in Sunrise, Fla. PRB, with over 930 shops within the U.S. and Canada to its new identify, is instantly the third-largest pet provide retailer in North America, and Ezra Field, managing director of Roark Capital, guardian firm to both Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket, believed that to be one in all PRB’s biggest strengths transferring ahead. The merger creates the third-largest pet specialty retailer in North America behind PetSmart and Petco, which were No. 1 and No. 2 in Pet Business Magazine’s 2016 record of Top 25 Retailers in the trade. Thomas McNeely will change into president and CEO of Pet Retail Brands as part of the acquisition.