PetSmart opened 28 new stores in the U.S. and Canada during the third quarter of 2017

PHOENIX , 2017-Dec-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. today (Dec. 14, 2017) announced it opened 28 new stores in the U.S. and Canada for the fiscal quarter ending Nov. 1, 2017. This adds to the 35 new stores opened in the first half of the fiscal year, bringing the year-to-date total to 63.

In support of its goal to be the most convenient provider of products and services for pet parents, PetSmart opened new stores during the third quarter in the following locations:

U.S. Locations

  • Baxter, Minn.
  • Cartersville, Ga.
  • Clovis, N.M.
  • Dublin, Cal.
  • El Paso, Tex.
  • Elk River, Minn.
  • Florence, Ala.
  • Forest Lake, Minn.
  • Gaylord, Mich.
  • Highlands Ranch, Col.
  • Hilton Head Island, S.C.
  • Hopkinsville, Ken.
  • Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Kissimmee, Fla.
  • Lawrence, Kan.
  • Nashville, Tenn.
  • New Caney, Tex.
  • New York City*
  • North Conway, N.H.
  • Oak Park, Ill.*
  • Pocatello, Ida.
  • Poplar Bluff, Mo.
  • Sacramento, Cal.
  • Westminster, Col.
  • Wooster, Ohio

Canada Locations

  • Ajax, Ont.
  • London, Ont.
  • Prince Albert, Sask.

“Continuing to expand our brick-and-mortar footprint is an important part of our strategy to be the most convenient, best-in-class pet retailer,” said Brian Amkraut, PetSmart’s executive vice president of store operations, services, supply chain and real estate. “In addition to our store growth, we continue to take steps to further enhance the customer experience. This quarter, for example, we launched The Groomery by PetSmart™ (The Groomery), our innovative new store concept focusing exclusively on pet grooming services.”

Following the close of the third quarter, PetSmart reached a significant milestone by opening its 1,600th store. The retailer now operates more than 1,600 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and 207 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities.

About PetSmart®
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, together, 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 55,000 associates, operate more than 1,600 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as pet-focused services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart™ Doggie Day Camp™ and pet adoption. PetSmart, together with non-profits PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada, invite more than 3,500 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 7.6 million adoptions – more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. The company’s portfolio of digital resources for pet parents includes PetSmart.com, petMD.com, Pawculture.com, AllPaws, an online pet adoption platform that helps potential pet parents find the perfect pet to adopt based on their home, family and lifestyle, as well as BlogPaws, the world’s first pet blogger and influencer network. Through these digital platforms, PetSmart offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, PetSmart launched its Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program in March 2017. For every bag of cat or dog food purchased March 1 – Dec. 31, 2017, PetSmart will donate a meal to pets in need and expects to donate more than 60 million meals in 2017*. In May 2017, PetSmart acquired Chewy.com, a leading online retailer of pet food and products in the U.S., which operates as an independent subsidiary.

Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on Instagram: @PetSmart
Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

Turn your passion for pets into a career you’ll love! Visit careers.petsmart.com to learn more about corporate, retail store, and Distribution Center opportunities.

*Ends 12/31/17. 5 oz. dog food, 1.5 oz. cat food donated to PetSmart Charities to feed dogs and cats in need. See details at petsmart.com/giveameal. The actual number of meals donated is based on dog and cat food bags sold.  The meal donation estimate is based on historic sales for similar time periods. No guaranteed amount. Rescue Bank and Feeding America will help distribute a large portion of the pet food donation in the U.S.

Contacts: 
PetSmart
Erin Gray
623-587-2177
egray@petsmart.com

Source: PetSmart Inc.

PetSmart opens its 1,600th store located in El Paso, Texas

PHOENIX, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart announced today (Nov. 29, 2017) it has reached a major milestone by opening its 1,600th store in its expanding store footprint across North America. The 1,600th store opened its doors last week and is located in El Paso, Texas, at 3790 Joe Battle Blvd. In addition, the leading pet specialty retailer announced the opening of its Casper, Wyo. store last month, marking PetSmart’s presence now in all 50 U.S. states.

The 1,600th PetSmart store in El Paso features nearly 18,000 square feet of space and includes a Pinnacle Pet Nutrition Shop, which is a new feature in all new PetSmart stores. The shops are about 550 square feet and offer 400-plus items across several brands, and an expanded collection of pet food products featuring high-protein, natural, grain-free, minimally processed and raw pet food. These pet food types are the fastest growing in the overall pet food category, and include 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.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone with our associates and the community of El Paso, Texas,” said Brian Amkraut, executive vice president, store operations, services, supply chain and real estate, for PetSmart. “At a time when the retail world is dramatically changing and many retailers are closing stores, we are proud of our store expansion efforts. 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.”

Pet parents will find a comprehensive line of pet supply products at the new El Paso store, as well as services such as pet training, 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 grooming graduates completing more than 800 hours of hands-on instruction, including grooming 200 dogs under supervision.

To celebrate this milestone, PetSmart is having a grand opening event this Sat., Dec. 2, starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Local media and pet parents are encouraged to attend and bring their four-legged friends to join in the fun.
The first 100 shoppers to make a purchase will receive coupons worth $30, and all customers will receive free giveaways such as T-shirts, pet toys and free photos with their pets.**

What: PetSmart Grand Opening Celebration
When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 8:45 a.m.
Where: PetSmart
3790 Joe Battle Blvd
El Paso, TX 79938
*Services are subject to availability. See store for details.
**All grand opening giveaways available while supplies last.

About PetSmart®
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, together, 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 55,000 associates, operate more than 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as pet-focused services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart™ Doggie Day Camp™ and pet adoption. PetSmart, together with non-profits PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada, invite more than 3,500 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 7.6 million adoptions – more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. The company’s portfolio of digital resources for pet parents includes PetSmart.com, petMD.com, Pawculture.com, AllPaws, an online pet adoption platform that helps potential pet parents find the perfect pet to adopt based on their home, family and lifestyle, as well as BlogPaws, the world’s first pet blogger and influencer network. Through these digital platforms, PetSmart offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, PetSmart launched its Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program in March 2017. For every bag of cat or dog food purchased March 1 – Dec. 31, 2017, PetSmart will donate a meal to pets in need and expects to donate more than 60 million meals in 2017*. In May 2017, PetSmart acquired Chewy.com, a leading online retailer of pet food and products in the U.S., which operates as an independent subsidiary.

Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on Instagram: @PetSmart
Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.youtube.com/petsmart

Turn your passion for pets into a career you’ll love! Visit careers.petsmart.com to learn more about corporate, retail store, and Distribution Center opportunities.

*Ends 12/31/17. 5 oz. dog food, 1.5 oz. cat food donated to PetSmart Charities to feed dogs and cats in need. See details at petsmart.com/giveameal. The actual number of meals donated is based on dog and cat food bags sold. The meal donation estimate is based on historic sales for similar time periods. No guaranteed amount. Rescue Bank and Feeding America will help distribute a large portion of the pet food donation in the U.S.

Source: PetSmart, Inc.

PetSmart opened 18 new stores in the U.S. and Canada in the first quarter of 2017

Phoenix, 2017-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. today ( July 10, 2017 ) announced it has opened 18 new stores in the U.S. and Canada for the fiscal quarter ending May 1, 2017. The company opened 70 net new stores in 2016 and expects to open more than this number in fiscal year 2017. This continued expansion supports PetSmart’s commitment to be the most convenient, best-in-class retailer of products and services for pet parents.

New stores were opened in the first quarter in the following locations:

  • Auburn, Calif.
  • Bourne, Mass.
  • Burien, Wash.
  • College Station, Texas
  • Duluth, Minn.
  • East Aurora, N.Y.
  • Foley, Ala.
  • Hadley, Mass.
  • Hinesville, Ga.
  • Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • Lakeville, Minn.
  • Maple, Ontario
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • North Augusta, S.C.
  • Reynoldsburg, Ohio
  • Roseville, Calif.
  • Spring, Texas
  • Tulsa, Okla.

“We continue to execute our real estate strategy to engage new customers and improve our competitive position,” said Brian Amkraut, executive vice president of real estate, strategy, store operations and services for PetSmart. “Our new stores capitalize on exciting trends in the pet industry, including new service offerings like Dog Therapy Training, while providing a unique in-store customer experience for pet parents. Expanding our retail footprint is a key component of PetSmart’s omnichannel strategy focused on convenience, including same-day and scheduled at-home delivery, as well as the popular buy online pick up in store option.”

PetSmart now operates 1,542 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as 205 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities.

In celebration of PetSmart’s 30th anniversary, it has launched the Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program, where any and every bag of dog or cat food purchased in its stores and online through December 31, 2017, PetSmart will give a meal to a pet in need. With a goal of 60 million meals, the unprecedented program is the largest philanthropic initiative in PetSmart’s 30-year history.

About PetSmart®

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, together, 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 55,000 associates, operate more than 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as pet-focused services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart® Doggie Day Camp® and pet adoption. PetSmart, together with non-profits PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, invite more than 3,000 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 7.4 million adoptions – more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. The company’s portfolio of digital resources for pet parents includes PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, OnlyNaturalPet.com, Pet360.com, petMD.com, Pawculture.com, AllPaws, an online pet adoption platform that helps potential pet parents find the perfect pet to adopt based on their home, family and lifestyle, as well as BlogPaws, the world’s first pet blogger and influencer network. Through these digital platforms, PetSmart offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, PetSmart launched its Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program in March 2017. For every bag of cat or dog food purchased March 1 – Dec. 31, 2017, PetSmart will donate a meal to pets in need and expects to donate more than 60 million meals in 2017*.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

*Ends 12/31/17.  5 oz. dog food, 1.5 oz. cat food donated to PetSmart Charities to feed dogs and cats in need.  See details at petsmart.com/giveameal. The actual number of meals donated is based on dog and cat food bags sold.  The meal donation estimate is based on historic sales for similar time periods. No guaranteed amount. Rescue Bank and Feeding America will help distribute a large portion of the pet food donation in the U.S.

Contacts: 
PetSmart
Erin Gray
623-587-2177
egray@petsmart.com

Source: PetSmart Inc.

PetSmart opened 30 stores across the U.S. and Canada in Q4 2016

Phoenix, 2017-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. today (April 12, 2017) announced it has opened 30 stores across the U.S. and Canada for the quarter ending January 29, 2017. This adds to the 43 new stores opened in the first three quarters, bringing the total number for fiscal year 2016 to 73 new stores.

New stores were opened in the fourth quarter in the following locations:

  • Albemarle, N.C.
  • Houston, Texas
  • Aspen, Colo.*
  • Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
  • Bloomington, Ill.
  • Charleston, S.C.
  • Brunswick, Maine
  • Jonesboro, Ark.
  • Cedar Hill, Texas
  • Kamloops, B.C.
  • Chula Vista, Calif.**
  • Lexington, N.C.
  • Dawsonville, Ga.
  • New Braunfels, Texas
  • Denham Springs, La.
  • Naples, Fla.
  • Dunkirk, N.Y.
  • Roanoke, Texas
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Saint John, N.B.
  • Encino, Calif.
  • Sheridan, Colo.
  • Fairfield, Calif.
  • Springfield, Mo.
  • Franklin, N.J.
  • Walnut Creek, Calif.
  • Greenfield, Ind.
  • Washington, Mo.
  • Hendersonville, N.C.
  • West Long Beach, N.J.**

“PetSmart has undergone significant store growth in the last year,” said Brian Amkraut, executive vice president of real estate, strategy, store operations and services for PetSmart. “We continue to execute on our real estate strategy, which focuses on continuing the expansion in current growth markets and establishing stores in new markets with the goal of providing increased convenience for our pet parents.”

In addition to expanding its brick and mortar locations, PetSmart also recently launched the new PetSmart.com, which now includes a responsive design optimized for mobile devices and new tailored home delivery options, among a range of additional features. The new delivery options include subscription-based shipping, as well as same-day and scheduled delivery in 17 U.S. markets – all aimed at letting pet parents shop how, when and where they wish.

*Only Natural Pet second flagship store. The Only Natural Pet lifestyle brand is owned by PetSmart, which is also the national exclusive retailer of the brand.
**Relocated store.

About PetSmart®
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, together, 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 55,000 associates, operate more than 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart®  PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as pet-focused services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart® Doggie Day Camp® and pet adoption.  PetSmart, together with non-profits PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, invite more than 3,000 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home.  Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 7.3 million adoptions – more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. The company’s portfolio of digital resources for pet parents includes PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, OnlyNaturalPet.com, Pet360.com, petMD.com, Pawculture.com,  AllPaws, an online pet adoption platform that helps potential pet parents find the perfect pet to adopt based on their home, family and lifestyle, as well as BlogPaws, the world’s first pet blogger and influencer network. Through these digital platforms, PetSmart offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S.  In celebration of its 30th anniversary, PetSmart launched its Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program in March 2017.  For every bag of cat or dog food purchased March 1 – Dec. 31, 2017, PetSmart will donate a meal to pets in need and expects to donate more than 60 million meals in 2017***.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

***Ends 12/31/17.  5 oz. dog food, 1.5 oz. cat food donated to PetSmart Charities to feed dogs and cats in need.  See details at petsmart.com/giveameal.

Contacts:
PetSmart
Erin Gray
623-587-2177
egray@petsmart.com

Source: PetSmart Inc.

PetSmart opened 20 stores across the U.S. and Canada in third quarter

Phoenix, 2016-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. today (Dec. 14, 2016) announced it has opened 20 stores across the U.S. and Canada for the quarter ending October 31, 2016. This adds to the 23 new stores opened in the first and second quarters, bringing the total number for the year to 43 new stores.

New stores were opened in the third quarter in the following locations:

Bakersfield, Calif.
Blaine, Minn.
Berlin, Conn.
Calgary, Alberta
Chandler, Ariz.
Charlottesville, Va.
Garfield, N.J.
Houston, Texas
Howell, Mich.
Kearny, N.J.
Menifee, Calif.
Oceanside, N.Y.
Penticton, British Columbia
Rio Rancho, N.M.
St. Albert, Alberta
Toronto (2)
Tsawwassen, British Columbia
Washington, D.C.
Westerly, R.I.

The new stores feature service offerings including grooming and pet training.

Among last quarter’s new store openings were the PetSmart Pet Spa in Oceanside, N.Y., and PetSmart at the Beach in Toronto – new concept stores where the company is testing innovative ways to combine pet services and an enhanced pet lifestyle experience in a smaller retail footprint. The stores feature a unique, modern design with 5,000-8,000 square feet of space – a smaller footprint than PetSmart’s typical stores, which average approximately 18,000-20,000 square feet.

A first for PetSmart stores, the PetSmart Pet Spa store concept includes a self-service dog wash, a new grooming salon design and a coffee bar-lounge area with complimentary coffee and comfortable seating for pet parents, among other amenities.

“We are excited about our continued growth in key markets across North America,” said Brian Amkraut, senior vice president of real estate, strategy and initiatives. “These new stores allow us to build on the continued trend of premiumization in the pet industry. We are able to reach more pet parents by expanding in new growth markets and providing more convenient locations and options to our pet parents.

In addition to continuing to expand its brick and mortar locations, PetSmart recently launched its new and improved, built-for-the-future PetSmart.com with a mobile-responsive design and a commerce-meets-content experience with key enhancements that reflect feedback from pet parents. The site includes features including a one-page checkout and new tailored home delivery options such as recurring subscription-based shipping, as well as same-day and scheduled delivery in 16 U.S. markets – all aimed at letting pet parents shop how, when and where they wish.

About PetSmart®

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 55,000 associates, operate approximately 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and 204 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.

Contacts:
Melissa Wenzel
PetSmart
623-587-2177
mwenzel@petsmart.com

Source: PetSmart Inc.

PetSmart announces that it has opened 11 new stores in the U.S. and Canada in Q2 2016

Phoenix, 2016-Oct-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. today (Oct. 4, 2016) announced that it has opened 11 new stores in the U.S. and Canada for the quarter ending August 1, 2016. This adds to the 12 new stores opened in the first quarter of the year, bringing the total for the year to 23. PetSmart will open nearly 60 new stores by the end of the year to achieve its goal of 80 net new stores in 2016.

New stores were opened in the second quarter in the following locations:

  • Fresno, Calif.
  • Oak Creek, Wis.
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Naples, Fla.
  • Baytown, Texas
  • Pompano Beach, Fla.
  • Billings, Mont.
  • Orange, Calif.
  • Katy, Texas
  • Trexlertown, Pa.
  • Taylor, Mich.

The new stores average around 14,000 square feet with service offerings such as grooming and pet training.

“We continue to identify opportunities for growth in North America,” said Brian Amkraut, senior vice president of real estate, strategy and initiatives, PetSmart. “New store locations provide us with the ability to increase customer convenience and improve our competitive position.”

PetSmart operates 1,477 stores in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and 203 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities.

About PetSmart®

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 1,477 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 pets each year and just hit a major milestone, its 7 millionth pet adoption since beginning the in-store adoptions in 1994.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

Contacts:
Melissa Wenzel
PetSmart
623-587-2177
mwenzel@petsmart.com

Source: PetSmart

PetSmart, Inc. names six new leaders to its senior leadership team

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, 2015-4-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. (“PetSmart” or the “Company”) today named six new leaders to its senior leadership team who, collectively, will be responsible for key growth areas of the Company, including customer experience, merchandise planning, strategy, initiatives, sourcing and real estate.

The additions to the senior leadership team reflect the first major hires by PetSmart’s newly-installed President and CEO, Michael Massey. Attracting top talent to oversee key business areas and divisions has been a top priority for Mr. Massey, and these appointments further the Company’s renewed and refocused commitment to providing the very best products and services to Pet Parents and their pets.

“As we develop our strategic plan to grow the company, we are making significant and impactful investments by adding top talent to the leadership team and creating new structures and processes to help strengthen operations as we move forward,” said Michael Massey, president and CEO of PetSmart. “This seasoned team of proven retail experts will help PetSmart realize our goal of building emotional connections with Pet Parents at all touch points, efficiently delivering everything they need and want, and doing it all at the best value.”

Joining the Company are: Eran Cohen, executive vice president of Customer Experience; Ron Cooperman, executive vice president of Strategy, Initiatives and Real Estate; Ted Passig, executive vice president of Buying and Sourcing; Phil Vostrejs, executive vice president of Merchandise Planning Allocation, Distribution and Supply Chain; and Brian Amkraut, senior vice president of Real Estate.

The Company also announced today that Gregg Scanlon has been promoted to senior vice president of Store Operations and Services and through this promotion has been named to the senior leadership team.

Eran Cohen, EVP of Customer Experience, will oversee all aspects of PetSmart’s customer experience and seek to better engage consumers at every touch point with the company (in-store, online, mobile). He will also refocus the Company’s efforts on digital integration and social interaction to create seamless, positive experiences for all customers. Eran will join PetSmart from Diane Von Furstenberg, a global luxury lifestyle brand, where he oversaw global marketing, e-commerce and public relations – including digital media and strategy. Mr. Cohen also served as chief marketing officer at New York & Co, Inc. and Payless ShoeSource and in senior leadership positions at Gap, Inc. and Esprit de Corp.

Ron Cooperman, EVP Strategy, Initiatives and Real Estate, will oversee the development and execution of the Company’s real estate strategy to support PetSmart’s growth plan. He will lead a new area called retail initiatives, including exploring new formats to engage customers in new markets. He will also oversee the Real Estate area. Mr. Cooperman has worked in various industries including medical devices, quick serve restaurants and financial services. He served in a number of leadership roles at Collective Brands.

Ted Passig, EVP Buying and Sourcing, will lead a redesigned merchant organization as well as a new product development and sourcing organization that will drive efficiency and create a best-in-class direct overseas sourcing operation streamlining the Company’s product cost. A retail veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Passig is a strategic, results-driven leader who has held several senior roles in buying and stores at The May Department Stores, Homeplace and Payless ShoeSource.

Phil Vostrejs, EVP of Merchandising Planning, Allocation, Distribution and Supply Chain, will oversee a new, streamlined planning, allocation and distribution organization that best supports the Company’s growth plan. With more than 20 years of retail experience, Phil is a seasoned leader with experience in merchandise planning and distribution, and specific expertise in consumer segmentation, strategic planning and execution.

Brian Amkraut, SVP Real Estate, will work alongside Ron Cooperman in designing the Company’s overall real estate strategy to drive growth through market identification and development, store design and format change and increasing the efficiency of store construction. Amkraut is a proven retail leader with experience in retail operations, merchandising, store development and procurement. He joins PetSmart from Payless Holdings after serving in strategy roles for CVS Health and the Boston Consulting Group.

The Company also announced that Phil Bowman (executive vice president of Customer Experience), Matt McAdam (executive vice president of Merchandising and Real Estate), and Eddie Burt (senior vice president of Real Estate) are no longer with PetSmart effective today. In addition, Bruce Thorn (executive vice president of Store Operations, Services and Supply Chain) has decided to leave the Company.

Michael J. Massey was named president and CEO on March 11, 2015 following the completion of PetSmart’s previously announced acquisition by a consortium led by BC Partners and including La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, StepStone and Longview Asset Management.

About PetSmart
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we believe pets make us better people. That’s why we create more moments for people to be inspired by pets. This mission 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 approximately 1,404 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 202 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. Through petsmart.com and pet360.com, we offer 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 400,000 homeless pets each year. In addition, PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to call home through our philanthropy program, PetSmart Gives Back™. By giving back to the communities where we live and work, PetSmart not only celebrates the power of pets to enrich people’s lives—we live it.

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