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PetSmart Celebrates Milestone Store Opening


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PetSmart has reached a major milestone in its efforts to expand its store footprint across North America by opening its 1,600th store. The 1,600th store is located in El Paso, Texas, at 3790 Joe Battle Blvd. In addition, the  pet specialty retailer, which has headquarters in Phoenix, opened its Casper, Wyo., store last month, marking PetSmart’s presence in all 50 U.S. states now.

The store in El Paso features nearly 18,000 square feet of space and includes a Pinnacle Pet Nutrition Shop, which is a new feature in all new PetSmart stores. The shops are about 550 square feet and offer 400-plus items across several brands, and an expanded collection of pet food products featuring high-protein, natural, grain-free, minimally processed and raw pet food. 

“We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone with our associates and the community of El Paso, Texas,” said Brian Amkraut, executive vice president, store operations, services, supply chain and real estate, for PetSmart. “At a time when the retail world is dramatically changing and many retailers are closing stores, we are proud of our store expansion efforts. We continue to focus on meeting the needs of pets and pet parents alike, and a key element of that strategy includes expanding our brick-and-mortar footprint to be the most convenient, best-in-class retailer.”

Pet owners will find a comprehensive line of pet supply products at the El Paso store, as well as services such as pet training, adoption services, and a full-service grooming salon where dogs and cats receive hands-on care from stylists. All PetSmart groomers are academy trained and safety certified, with PetSmart’s grooming graduates completing more than 800 hours of hands-on instruction, including grooming 200 dogs under supervision.

PetSmart will host a grand opening event on Dec. 2, starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. 

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