PetSmart Opens 1,600th Store in North America, Now Also in all 50 U.S. States

Phoenix — PetSmart has reached a major milestone by opening its 1,600th store in its expanding store footprint across North America. The 1,600th store opened Thanksgiving week and is located in El Paso, Texas. In addition, the pet specialty retailer opened its Casper, Wyo., store in October, marking PetSmart’s presence now in all 50 U.S. states.

Petco To Be Acquired By International Investors

Rockville, Md. — Petco will be acquired for $4.6 billion by CVC Capital Partners (Luxembourg) and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. The deal should close in early 2016. With its headquarters in San Diego, Petco had been taken private in 2006 in a $1.8 billion buyout by California-based private equity firms.

PetSmart Appoints Senior Vice President and CFO

Phoenix — PetSmart, Inc. has named Rob Anderson to the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective October 5, 2015. He brings more than 25 years of financial experience, most recently serving as CFO for Save-A-Lot, a $4.8 billion discount grocery chain.

PetSmart Shakes Up Senior Leadership Team

Phoenix — PetSmart, Inc. has named six new leaders to its senior leadership team who, collectively, will be responsible for key growth areas, including customer experience, merchandise planning, strategy, initiatives, sourcing and real estate.

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