News Release

Thursday 21 April 2022

Jollyes unveils new look for The Pet Store in Wakefield Newly acquired store reopens today as Jollyes after makeover. Snowhill Retail Park store complements Jollyes at Beck Retail Park

Jollyes, the Pet People, has put the finishing touches to a makeover of its new Wakefield store following its acquisition from The Pet Store in October.

This week a brand new Jollyes sign has gone up over the entrance and the store – at Snowhill Retail Park – has been given a new look and internal layout in time for re-opening.

The makeover will make the shopping experience even more convenient for customers in the area and their pets, with more room to shop.

The existing Jollyes store at Beck Retail Park, Ings Road, Wakefield, remains open as usual.

Jollyes bought The Pet Store and its three Yorkshire stores in October, bringing together two business dedicated to high quality products and personal service for owners and their animals. The Pet Store outlets are at Wakefield, Barnsley and Denby Dale and the Wakefield store is the first of the three to get a makeover and a new look as Jollyes.

All the colleagues who worked at The Pet Store have been retained and Jollyes has hired three additional members of the team.

Sarah Farrar, Jollyes regional manager, said: “The Pet Store has been a great addition to the Jollyes’ family, and we’re delighted to repay loyal customers, starting with this investment at Wakefield Snowhill. The new look and new layout will make shopping at the store even easier.

“While we might look a little different, we’re all about the people here at Jollyes – and customers will find the same team, with the same pet expertise at the Wakefield Snowhill store. We’re looking forward to revamping the Barnsley and Denby Dale stores in the coming months.”

The acquisition The Pet Store is part of an exciting expansion plan for Jollyes as it opens up to 20 new stores across the UK in 2022 through organic growth and acquisition.

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About Jollyes

From modest beginnings in Enfield as a single store in 1971, Jollyes has now grown into one of the leading pet food superstores with almost 70 locations across the UK alongside a market-leading position in Northern Ireland.

From Perth to Plymouth, Newry to Norwich, at Jollyes customers can find anything for their pet, from pet food, pet toys and an array of pet accessories.

Customers are actively encouraged to bring their pets into store, while customers shop because Jollyes people are passionate about pets.

Potty about puppies and crazy for cats, no matter what the animal, store colleagues are always on hand to help with anything from product advice, to picking the perfect pet and accessories.

Many stores also run community clinics offering vaccinations and other advice from trained vets. And if one of Jollyes stores isn’t close by, there’s helpful advice on Jollyes website where you can ask the expert.

Jollyes was recently named Pet Retail Chain of the Year at the Pet Industry Federation Awards.