PetSmart hits major milestone
PetSmart is celebrating a milestone in its ongoing store expansion efforts that not all that many retailers have crossed.
PetSmart announced that, with the opening of its store in Casper, Wyoming, last month, it now has a presence in all 50 US states. In addition, the retailer recently opened its 1.600th store, in El Paso, Texas, in its expanding store footprint across North America.
“At a time when the retail world is dramatically changing and many retailers are closing stores, we are proud of our store expansion efforts,” said Brian Amkraut, executive VP, store operations, services, supply chain and real estate, for PetSmart. “We continue to focus on meeting the needs of pets and pet parents alike, and a key element of that strategy includes expanding our brick-and-mortar footprint to be the most convenient, best-in-class retailer.”
The 1672 sqm El Paso location includes a Pinnacle Pet Nutrition Shop, a new feature in all new PetSmart stores. The shops are about 51 sqm, and offer 400-plus items across several brands, and an expanded collection of all-natural pet food products, the fastest-growing segment in the pet food category. The store also offers an array of services such as pet training, adoption services, and a full-service grooming salon for dogs and cats.
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