Pet Valu, Pet Supermarket Merge (2)

Pet SupermarketPet Valu and Pet Supermarket today introduced that they’ve merged to create the third-largest pet specialty retailer and the largest small-format, neighborhood pet specialty retailer in North America. Winter Haven pet lovers will be capable of take their pets procuring with them to pick out from a big inventory of high quality discount food, toys, medication, clothing, and other provides appropriate for quite a lot of pet varieties. Julie Johnston is now chief merchandising and supply 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.

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 will probably be a shared service supporting each Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket with separate and distinct assortment strategies. Affiliates of Atlanta-based Roark Capital took Pet Valu personal 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 grow to be president and CEO of Pet Retail Brands upon the closing of the transaction. Both Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket are one-stop retailers for purchasers, offering a broad selection of premium pet food, provides and companies sold by educated professional employees who present educated and pleasant recommendation, enhancing the overall customer expertise.

Both Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket are one-cease shops for purchasers, providing a broad selection of premium pet meals, supplies and services offered by trained professional staff members who present educated and friendly 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 introduced her retirement upon the closing of the transaction. Simply use your loyalty card at the store to redeem the coupons you’ve clipped to it. The forty-year outdated pet provide chain now has over one hundred shops simply in Florida, as well as stores in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Kentucky, California and Nevada. Pet Supermarket will add 10 to 20 shops in the U.S. this 12 months, and up to 35 a year in future years, he said.

He mentioned Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket are in a greater place to compete as a result of they’re smaller-format shops than PetSmart and Petco and can offer extra customized customer support. Christine Martin Bevilacqua joined Pet Valu in 2002 as vice president, human assets 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 convention held in Orlando and piqued the curiosity of the Pet Supermarket officials, who had curiosity in finding to the Winter Haven space. Pet Supermarket employs 2,257 individuals, including 800 at its headquarters and warehouse.

Pet Retail Brands will stay headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Canada, and Pet Supermarket operations will continue to be primarily based in Sunrise, Fla. PRB, with over 930 stores within the U.S. and Canada to its new identify, is immediately the third-largest pet supply retailer in North America, and Ezra Field, managing director of Roark Capital, mother or father firm to each Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket, believed that to be considered one of PRB’s best strengths shifting forward. 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 checklist of Top 25 Retailers in the industry. Thomas McNeely will turn out to be president and CEO of Pet Retail Brands as part of the acquisition.