As of late, PetSmart has been opening new stores in rapid succession. They stuck with the original program during the first quarter of this year. On July the 10th, the company confirmed they had opened 18 new stores during the fiscal quarter ending on May the 1st of 2017. The new stores are all located in the United States and Canada. During the previous year, PetSmart opened a total of 70 stores. The company believes this year’s numbers will exceed the 2016 store openings.
The continued expansion follows in suit with PetSmart’s goal of being the most convenient and best-in-class retailer of pet products and services. The new stores are located in the following cities.
- Auburn, California
- Bourne, Massachusetts
- Burien, Washington
- College Station, Texas
- Duluth, Minnesota
- East Aurora, New York
- Foley, Alabama
- Hadley, Massachusetts
- Hinesville, Georgia
- And more…
The company’s executive vice president of real estate, strategy, store operations and services, Brian Amkraut, spoke about their recent expansion. “We continue to execute our real estate strategy to engage new customers and improve our competition position.” He also confirmed that expanding their retail footprint was a vital part of their Omni-channel strategy. “Expanding our retail footprint is a key component of PetSmart’s omnichannel strategy focused on convenience, including same-day deliver and scheduled at-home delivery, as well as the popular buy online pick up in store option.”
After the expansion, PetSmart now operates 1,542 stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. They also run 205 in-store PetsHotel dog and cat boarding facilities. To celebrate their 30th anniversary, PetSmart has launched a the Buy a Bag, Give a Meal initiative to help aid pets in need. The ambitious program is the largest in PetSmart’s lengthy history with a goal of delivering 60 million meals to needy pets.
The program will run through December 31, 2017. From now until then, PetSmart will give a meal to a pet in need each time a bag of dog or cat food is purchased in one of its stores or online. To learn more about the recent PetSmart openings, be sure to check out the company’s latest press release.