Hollywood Feed, a retailer of pet food and products, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire PetPeople, a retailer based in Columbus, Ohio. The acquisition will be Hollywood Feed’s largest to date, expanding its geographic presence, number of stores, employee base and its natural and holistic product line.
PetPeople offers premium, natural food and treats, as well as pet supplies and services including grooming and grooming for dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles and other small animals. According to Hollywood Feed, both retailers share similar values and a passion for helping local animal groups within their communities.
“We are thrilled to welcome the PetPeople team members and customers to our family,” said Shawn McGhee, President and CEO of Hollywood Feed. “As like-minded retailers, they share our commitment to providing the highest level of care, products and service to our customers and their furry family members.”
The acquisition will increase the number of Hollywood Feed retail stores to 180 and expand its reach to five new states, for a total of 19 states from Texas to Pennsylvania and from Michigan to Florida. It will also increase the number of employees to about 1,225 for the Hollywood Feed.
“In-store experience has long set us apart in the pet business,” McGhee said. “Excellent product selection, competitive pricing, unrivaled training and education of business partners and support of local rescue groups are standard here. PetPeople has demonstrated a similar culture of excellence and we look forward to bringing them on board as we continue to be a premier retailer and employer.
Outside of its retail stores, Hollywood Feed has a robust operation to support its brick-and-mortar stores, including an e-commerce platform, a 180,000-square-foot warehouse and a fleet of 17 trucks for distribution. The retailer also provides same-day pickup and delivery at all of its locations.
“As the demand for holistic pet products continues to grow, so do we,” McGhee said. “The acquisition of PetPeople helps ensure our customers have access to products that improve the quality of life for their pets.”