Petland Continues International Expansion

Stores to open in Middle East Region of Africa

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - Jan. 26, 2016 // PRNewswire // - Chillicothe-based Petland Inc. announced Monday that it is expanding its international reach into the Middle East North Africa region.

In the last two years Petland has opened more than 20 new locations into international markets.  The pet store chain has stores set to open in the next year in Saudi Arabia and has signed a master franchise agreement to develop stores in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Lebanon, Kuwaitand Bahrain.

"Finding the right partner takes time.  We spent more than two years working with a family to determine the Petland Master Franchise was the right fit for a partnership," Petland Vice President of Business Development and International Relations Steve Huggins said.  "Our new partners plan to develop many Petland locations.  They believe this will improve the lives of their people and their pets."

"We are pleased with the opportunity to expand our international family," Petland President and CEO Joe Watson said. "Petland stores in Middle East will make a positive, consistent impact on overall pet retail and will provide a unique, convenient pet shopping experience for families looking for a new pet or buying supplies for their current pets." 

Various members of the Petland team will be visiting Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where they will be planning the launch of the first Petland pilot store in the MENA region.  They will assist with site location, pet selection, merchandise and training.

About Petland, Inc.

Petland, Inc. is a franchise operation with quality, full service retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and El Salvador. For more than 48 years, Petland Pet Counselors have been dedicated to matching the right pet with the right person and meeting the needs of both. To its customers who already have pets, Petland is dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond. Petland was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in south central Ohio. For more information on Petland,

SOURCE Petland, Inc.


Elizabeth Kunzelman
Director of Public Affairs



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