Pet Valu, Pet Supermarket Merge

Pet SupermarketSunrise-primarily based Pet Supermarket has merged with Pet Valu of Ontario, Canada, the businesses introduced Monday. Pet Retail Brands will remain headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Canada, and Pet Supermarket operations will proceed to be primarily based in Sunrise, Fla. PRB, with over 930 shops 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, parent company to each Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket, believed that to be one of PRB’s best strengths moving forward. The merger creates the third-largest pet specialty retailer in North America behind PetSmart and Petco, which have been No. 1 and No. 2 in Pet Business Magazine’s 2016 checklist of Top 25 Retailers within the trade. Thomas McNeely will become president and CEO of Pet Retail Brands as a part of the acquisition.

Pet Supermarket’s DC was rising beyond the capability of a paper-primarily based selecting course of that restricted effectivity. Former CEO of Pet Valu Thomas McNeely will assume the identical position on the head of PRB, while Pet Supermarket President and CEO Diane Holtz introduced her retirement because of the merger. Pet Supermarket sells greater than eight,000 pet care merchandise by means of its website and in over one hundred twenty five stores in a dozen states The Winter Haven store will be the company’s third location in Polk County, the other two situated in Lakeland, and provides to the 31 stores in Central and South Florida. Pet Supermarket Grant, which offers coupons for dwell animal and pet provides purchased at Pet Supermarket.

Both Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket are one-stop shops for customers, offering a broad selection of premium pet food, supplies and companies offered by trained skilled workers members who present knowledgeable and pleasant advice. 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 at the retailer to redeem the coupons you could have clipped to it. The forty-year outdated pet provide chain now has over one hundred shops just in Florida, in addition to shops in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Kentucky, California and Nevada. Pet Supermarket will add 10 to twenty stores in the U.S. this year, and as much as 35 a year in future years, he said.

Winter Haven pet lovers will be capable of take their pets shopping with them to pick out from a large inventory of quality discount meals, toys, medication, clothing, and different provides appropriate for a wide range of pet varieties. Julie Johnston is now chief merchandising and provide chain officer for Pet Retail Brands, Tina Shane is now senior vice president, 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.

The firm was founded in 1973 by Chuck West as Pet Circus and the household-owned firm turned 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 two manufacturers had officially merged to create Pet Retail Brands (PRB). As a part of the transaction, Thomas McNeely will turn out to be President and Chief Executive Officer of Pet Retail Brands.