New Store Located in Sheridan, Colo., is also First to Feature Pinnacle Pet Nutrition Section: an Expanded Collection of Natural, High-Protein, Grain-Free, Minimally Processed and Raw Nutrition for Pets
PHOENIX, 2016-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart announced today (Nov. 16, 2016) it has reached a milestone by opening its 1,500th store in its expanding chain across North America. The store opened its doors this week and is located in Sheridan, Colo. The new location is one of approximately 80 new stores the pet specialty retailer is opening in 2016 in new markets as well as in convenient locations in current markets so PetSmart can serve as the trusted partner to pet parents and their pets in every moment of their lives.
“We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone with our associates and the community of Sheridan, Colo.,” said Michael Massey, president and chief executive officer, PetSmart. “We are ramping up efforts to expand our retail footprint in North America. At the same time, just last week, we launched the news of our new and improved, mobile-responsive PetSmart.com site, a key omnichannel strategy for us. Our expanding store chain, coupled with our omnichannel strategy, enables us to offer convenient options so pet parents can rely on us to serve their pet lifestyle needs how, when and where they wish.”
The Sheridan store, located in the River Point Shopping Center at 3720 River Point Parkway, features nearly 18,000 square feet of space and is the first store to include a Pinnacle Pet Nutrition section, an expanded collection of pet food products featuring high-protein, natural, grain-free, minimally processed and raw pet food. This pet food type is the fastest growing in the overall pet food category and includes brands such as Only Natural Pet®, a natural pet line that is protein-first, sustainably produced, American-manufactured pet food, as well as a line of supplements and other natural pet solutions. PetSmart is the exclusive national retailer for this natural pet brand.
Pet parents will also find a comprehensive line of pet supply products at the new Sheridan store, as well as useful services such as pet training and adoption services and a full-service grooming salon where dogs and cats receive hands-on care from stylists dedicated to making pets look and feel their best. All PetSmart groomers are academy trained and safety certified, with PetSmart’s latest grooming graduates completing over 800 hours of hands-on instruction, including grooming 200 dogs under supervision.
With the Sheridan store addition, PetSmart now operates 1,500 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and 203 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. The Sheridan, Colo., store will host grand opening events for the local community over the next several weekends.
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000 associates, operate 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and 203 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Pet360.com and petMD.com – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 500,000 homeless pets each year.
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Source: PetSmart Inc.