Bentley’s Pet Stuff has acquired Natural Pet Market in Wheaton, Ill., from its founder Tracy Werner.
"When I started Natural Pet Market 15 years ago in a 400-square-foot-store space, it was unique to have a health food store for cats and dogs," said Werner. "Folks would travel from far away to get what they knew as the best products and advice there was in the area. Now, the market is changing."
Werner attributes one of the main reasons for the transition to the increased demand in delivery service. Instead of closing, Werner found the opportunity to work with Bentley’s Pet Stuff, which aligns with her own beliefs and commitment.
Werner will continue to hold a presence in Wheaton, but now as the director of training for Bentley’s Pet Stuff. The retailer has more than 85 stores across 11 U.S. states.
"Werner’s experience and passion will help train more than 400 employees and educate thousands of pet owners," said Lisa Senafe, co-founder of Bentley’s Pet Stuff.
With the acquisition of Natural Pet Market, Bentley’s Pet Stuff will continue to charge forward with its mission to keep pets healthy with natural foods, supplements and more.
"We are looking forward to hosting great events in Wheaton and continuing to help the community in the western suburbs," Senafe said.