Darby Craddock , sales affiliate 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 deliver the nationwide retail chain, Pet Supermarket, to Winter Haven as the first and only store in the space and solely the third store in Polk County. He stated Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket are in a better place to compete as a result of they are smaller-format shops than PetSmart and Petco and might provide extra personalized customer service. Christine Martin Bevilacqua joined Pet Valu in 2002 as vice chairman, human sources 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 curiosity of the Pet Supermarket officials, who had curiosity in locating to the Winter Haven space. Pet Supermarket employs 2,257 folks, together with 800 at its headquarters and warehouse.
Both Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket are one-cease shops for customers, offering a broad selection of premium pet meals, provides and services offered by educated skilled employees members who provide knowledgeable and pleasant recommendation. Diane Holtz announced her retirement as president and CEO of Pet Supermarket concurrent with the closing of the transaction. Pet Supermarket CEO and President Diane Holtz announced her retirement upon the closing of the transaction. Simply use your loyalty card on the store to redeem the coupons you have clipped to it. The forty-yr old pet provide chain now has over 100 shops simply in Florida, as well as shops in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Kentucky, California and Nevada. Pet Supermarket will add 10 to 20 shops within the U.S. this 12 months, and up to 35 a yr in future years, he stated.
Joe Dent, normal supervisor and vp, operations at Pet Valu U.S. since 2010, might be leading actual property strategy within the U.S. for both Pet Supermarket and Pet Valu. Pet Valu will add seventy five shops within the U.S. and 35 in Canada this 12 months and one hundred extra next yr. Pet Supermarket introduced a merger with Pet Valu in a deal that’s expected to generate approximately $1 billion in gross sales. Shane joined Pet Valu in January 2014 as vice president, corporate stores for Pet Valu. Pet Valu is a Canadian specialty retailer of pet meals and pet-related provides with more than 770 shops across Canada and the US. Pet Valu prides itself on providing pet parents with the most effective selection of pet care items at aggressive prices, together with Pet Expert service, at handy, neighborhood store areas. As a part of the transaction, Thomas McNeely will turn into president and CEO of Pet Retail Brands.
Winter Haven pet lovers will be capable to take their pets procuring with them to select from a big inventory of high quality low cost food, toys, medicine, clothing, and other provides suitable for quite a lot of pet types. 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.
Pet Supermarket, which has one hundred sixty five stores in the southeastern U.S. and forty three in South Florida, will continue to be primarily based in Sunrise, the companies stated. Pet Retail Brands will remain headquartered in Markham, Ontario and Pet Supermarket operations will continue to be based mostly in Sunrise, Florida. Concurrent with the closing of the transaction, Diane Holtz introduced her retirement from her role as Pet Supermarket’s president and CEO. Pet Supermarket was beforehand acquired by Atlanta-based mostly private equity company Roark Capital Group in May 2015. Pet Supermarket was acquired by an affiliate of Roark Capital in April of 2015. The research recognized the configurations required to tailor the Lucas software to Pet Supermarket’s operational needs, including Jennifer dialogue options and Engage administration instruments. Concurrent with the closing of the transaction, Diane Holtz introduced her retirement from her function as Pet Supermarket’s President and Chief Executive Officer.