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Leading North-American specialty chains in the pet industry by number of stores 2021

PetSmart was the largest pet specialty retail chain in North America as of February 2021 in terms of store count, with a total of 1,650 stores. The company provides a variety of animals for sale and adoption, such as dogs, cats, birds, fish and reptiles. Pet grooming services, dog training, and pet hotel and day care facilities are also part of the company’s growing portfolio. Petco was PetSmart’s closest competitor in terms of store locations in that year, with roughly 1,550 stores across North America.

The pet store industry

The pet store industry continues to grow despite increased competition from supermarkets, mass merchandisers and online retailers which offer consumers more convenience at lower prices. By 2025, the U.S. pet store industry is expected to generate approximately 22.5 billion U.S. dollars in revenue, an increase from approximately 20 billion in 2020.

PetSmart vs. Petco

The largest pet supply companies in the United States are without a doubt PetSmart and Petco Animal Supplies. PetSmart, which is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, brings revenue in from brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S., as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico. In the financial year of 2020/21, the company generated close to seven billion U.S. dollars in revenue, an increase of over 350 million compared to the previous fiscal year. On the other hand, Petco, which mainly operates in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Mexico, brought in roughly three billion U.S. dollars' worth of revenue in 2020/21.

Leading pet specialty chains in North America as of March 2021, based on number of stores

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Source

Release date

March 2021

Region

North America

Survey time period

March 1, 2021

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information:
"*Pet Valu, Pet Supermarket and Bosley's by Pet Valu are owned by Pet Retail Brands, which also operates 18 Paulmac's Pets stores in ON & NS, Canada; as well as 17 Total Pet Stores and 9 Tisol Pet Nutrition & Supply Stores in BC, Canada.

**Kriser's, Chuck & Don's and Loyal Companion are owned by Independent Pet Partners, which also operates 19 Natural Pawz stores in Texas.

***Bentley's Pet Stuff also operates 9 Protein for Pets stores in Southern CA, as well as several single-store retail banners in CO. GA, MI and IL.

****Earthwise's parent company operates 17 Nature's Pet Market stores in OR and WA."

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