SAN DIEGO, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with its fast-paced 2016 growth plan, which includes 27 new store openings year-to-date, Petco, a leading specialty retailer of premium pet food, supplies and services, is expanding its distribution network with the official grand opening of its newest distribution center in Reno this month. The company will also open a new Unleashed by Petco store in Maryland, and re-open a newly expanded Southern California Petco store in place of a previous Unleashed by Petco locations.
Built to support the company's fast-growing operations, the new 770,000-square-foot Reno facility is Petco's tenth distribution center and the first the company has constructed and designed specifically to meet its own needs. Open for partial operations since October 2015 and celebrating its official grand opening with a ribbon cutting and community event on May 11, the facility is now fully operational and services more than 200 Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores in the Northwest region, as well as petco.com.
The new Unleashed by Petco store offers pet parents and their pets' dog training areas, adoption centers, a large made-in-the-USA assortment and natural and organic dog and cat food. The newly expanded, full-format Petco store will continue to offer a wide selection of private label offerings as well as branded products sold only at Petco, including the Dr. Seuss and Star Wars Pet Fan Collections.
The retail locations offer a one-stop shopping experience where pet parents and their companions can purchase anything from pet food to toys and apparel, while also addressing the holistic health needs of pets via the Petco grooming salon and in-store Vetco clinics at both Petco and Unleashed by Petco. In addition, newly added in-store habitats for adoptable cats will enhance Petco's monthly in-store adoption events for pet parents looking to give a furry friend a forever home.
Upcoming event locations:
New Hyattsville Unleashed by Petco grand opening:
- Hyattsville located at 3704 E. West Hwy., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Newly expanded, full-format Petco grand re-opening:
- Pacific Beach located at 1780 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92109
People and pets are invited to attend the grand opening festivities taking place at each store May 20 through May 22. The new Petco in Pacific Beach will host a special Wellness Center celebration on June 4 and June 5. Grand opening activities include ribbon cutting ceremonies on May 20, as well as in-store adoption events and special offers for Pals Rewards customers.
For more information about the grand opening activities for these stores, visit, petco.com/storelocator.
About Petco and the Petco Foundation
With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,430 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including more than 115 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop; prescription services and pet supplies from the leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs. Foster & Smith; and petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has invested more than $135 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.
Megan Oxford, email@example.com
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