The American pet-oriented retail chain, Pet Smart, announced today that they’re opening several new stores within the United States. The pet supply retailer was originally founded in 1986 and now has over 1,400 locations. PetSmart was previously a public company and was traded under the PETM ticker. They company went private after being fully acquired by BC Partners in December of 2014. BC Partners finalized the sale for $8.7 billion dollars. Earlier this month, PetSmart announced they had opened twelve new stores during the first quarter of 2016. During the previous year, the company opened a total of fifty new stores.
For the 2016 fiscal year, the company intends to open approximately 80 new retail locations. PetSmart is the biggest retailer of specialty products for pets and operates 1,466 stores throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The company’s new location in Baytown, Texas will be officially opening tomorrow, June the 25th. The grand opening event and ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 9am at the store’s new location on 6345 Garth Road in Baytown, Texas. The addition to the company’s portfolio marks their first entrance into the Baytown area.
The company also announced the grand opening of their new Pompano Beach store. The Pompano Beach, Florida location is located on 1410 NE 23rd Street. The grand opening ceremony will be held tomorrow at 9am. The establishment features fifteen thousand square feet of space, which is completely dedicated to pets and their owners.
Finally, the company will also host yet another grand opening on Saturday, June the 25th of 2016. The final store opening will be the company’s new store in South Naples, Florida. Media and pet owners are encouraged to attend the event, which will begin at 9am. The new store is located at 13100 Tamiami Trail East in Naples. Those attending any of the three events will have the opportunity to win a mystery gift card, pet toys, t-shirts, and even treat samples. The company’s Naples storefront will feature fifteen thousand square feet of space solely dedicated to competitively prices pet foods, toys, and other supplies.
The new Naples store is the company’s second addition to the Naples area and another will be opening in North Naples sometime later this year. During the first quarter, PetSmart opened stores in Albertville AL, Sevierville TN, Marlboro NJ, and several other locations.