Petco Opens Its First Tijuana Store
Petco and Petco México held a grand opening ceremony for the first Petco store in Tijuana.
Petco is expanding its international footprint by opening the first Petco store in Tijuana. Petco and Petco México held a grand opening in early November to celebrate.
“This inauguration is part of Petco’s growing joint venture with Grupo Gigante in Mexico and a direct result of the company’s strongest cross-border effort to date,” company officials said. “Expanding Petco’s international footprint to Tijuana is a significant milestone for the brand and region, given it is the sister city of San Diego, where the Petco brand was first born in 1965.”
Petco Tijuana brings the total number of Petco stores in Mexico to 85, with further growth plans on the immediate horizon, officials added. Petco Mexicali, the second Petco store in Baja California, is slated to open Nov. 8. Additional store openings across Mexico are in the works, with 90 locations expected to be up and running by the end of 2019. Company officials said they expect to maintain this growth momentum throughout 2020.
“We are immensely proud of our excellent Petco México team and the outstanding way in which they’ve brought the Petco brand to life throughout Mexico,” said Ron Coughlin, CEO of Petco. “Expanding outside of the U.S. allows us to make a lasting, positive impact through our vision for healthier pets, happier people and a better world. Through our cross-border partnership, we’re actively making a difference in the lives of more pets and pet parents than ever before.”
Petco Tijuana will be similar to Petco stores across Mexico, featuring a nutrition-first focus and the availability of in-store services such as veterinary care, grooming, positive-based dog training and animal adoption stations, officials said.
Much of Petco Tijuana’s more than 7,000 products will be ordered directly from Petco’s U.S. catalog, according to officials, but pet owners in Mexico can also choose from wet and dry dog foods that are developed in-country by Mexican vendors.
“As the demand for pet care in Mexico grows, so does our conviction to continue contributing to the overall health and wellness of pets in every corner of our country, including Tijuana,” said Alejandro Ahuad, CEO of Petco México. “We’re thrilled to make our products and services available to more people who embrace their pets as part of the family.”