Hollywood Feed has reached an agreement to acquire PetPeople Holdings (dba Pets). The acquisition is the largest in the natural and holistic pet food and products retailer’s history, increasing the brand’s geographic footprint, number of stores, number of employees and its ability to reach more customers wanting natural, holistic products for their pets, company officials said.
With this acquisition, Hollywood stream will increase its number of stores from 104 to 180, adding five new states to its roster, in addition to the 14 states in which it already has stores. The brand’s footprint will now span from Texas to Pennsylvania and Michigan to Florida. The total number of employees after the acquisition is 1,225.
“We are thrilled to welcome the team members and customers of PetPeople to our family,” said Shawn McGhee, President and CEO of Hollywood Feed. “A like-minded retailer, they share our commitment to providing the highest level of care, products and service to our customers and their furry family members.”
Additionally, the two brands share a passion for supporting local rescue groups through donations, adoption events and participating in community events and fundraisers, officials said.
“The in-store experience has long set us apart in the pet supplies industry. Exceptional product selection, competitive pricing, unparalleled salesperson training and education, and support from local rescue groups are standard. here,” McGhee said. “PetPeople has demonstrated a similar culture of excellence, and we look forward to bringing them on board as we continue to be a leading retailer as well as an employer of choice.”
Behind the scenes, Hollywood Feed has built robust operations to support the 180 physical locations, including an e-commerce platform, a 180,000 square foot central warehouse with state-of-the-art technology, and a fleet of 17 tractors. trailer platforms that distribute the majority of products sold in its stores, officials said. Hollywood Feed also offers curbside pickup at all of its stores and same-day delivery (approximately one hour after ordering) via its own fleet of employee-driven delivery vehicles.
“As the demand for holistic pet products continues to grow, so do we,” McGhee said. “The acquisition of PetPeople helps ensure that our customers have access to products that improve the quality of life for their pets.”