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Pet supplies retailer continues store expansion


PetSmart was busy opening stores during its first quarter.

The retailer opened 18 new stores in the U.S. and Canada in its fiscal quarter ending May 1, 2017. PetSmart opened 70 net new stores in 2016 and expects to open more than this number in fiscal year 2017.

“We continue to execute our real estate strategy to engage new customers and improve our competitive position,” said Brian Amkraut, executive VP of real estate, strategy, store operations and services for PetSmart, which 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. “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.”

New PetSmart 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.

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