Bentley's Pet Stuff Enters North Carolina Market
Bentley’s Pet Stuff is establishing a presence in North Carolina with the purchase of Pet Mania.
The acquisition will take Bentley’s Pet Stuff into four North Carolina cities: Raleigh, Wake Forest, Holly Springs and Cary. Additional North Carolina locations are in the works with a second locations in Holly Springs, and single locations in Charlotte, Durham, Morrisville and Garner.
“We are delighted to bring Bentley’s Pet Stuff to North Carolina,” said Lisa Senafe, CEO of Bentley’s Pet Stuff. “It is our company’s priority to understand each community we serve so we can best meet its unique needs, and to this end, we are happy that Pet Mania owners Jackie and Kevin Myers have agreed to stay on to help develop the growth and development in this market.”
Pet Mania opened its doors nearly 30 years ago on Feb. 1, 1988. “I got into this industry by following my heart and have loved every moment of it,” said Kevin Myers. “We can't imagine Pet Mania in better hands, and are glad that we'll still be overseeing the day-to-day management of the North Carolina stores and the Southeast expansion to ensure our customers' continuing satisfaction."
The acquisition will take place in February, where all Pet Mania employees will remain in the existing locations now rebranded to Bentley’s Pet Stuff.
North Carolina is the second Southeast state that Bentley’s Pet Stuff has expanded to. The retailer has five locations in Georgia. The nine North Carolina stores and the planned Florida expansion will bring the pet retailer into three Southeast states with 40-plus retail locations and more than 400 employees.