Jollyes, the nationwide pet retailer, today announced plans to open a store at Wrexham, North Wales.
Recruitment has started for the new store, at Border Retail Park, Wrexham, which will open in April and employ 10 colleagues.
Jollyes, which has more than 70 stores across the UK, is taking over the lease previously held by Bensons for Beds which is due to close at the end of February.
As part of its opening plans, Jollyes has offered to interview any of the Bensons colleagues interested in moving into a new sector of retailing. Applications for those who want a dream job working with animals can be made at https://www.jollyes.co.uk/i/jobs-jollyes.
As well as selling a wide range of pet food and accessories, Jollyes’ Wrexham store will feature “The Spa”, Jollyes’ high-quality dedicated dog grooming salon.
It will be its second store in North Wales, complementing its popular outlet at the Flintshire Retail Park, Flint.
Sarah Farrar, Jollyes regional manager, said: “We’ve been looking to find another great location in North Wales for some time and can’t wait to welcome customers and their pets to our new Wrexham store.
“This will be a full service store with a grooming spa and pet clinic, designed it to make it as easy as possible for customers to find what they are looking for.”
More news, including the opening date and details of the product range on offer, will be announced in the next few weeks.
Backed by Kester Capital, Jollyes announced in January it had a pipeline of 20 new store openings over the next 19 months.
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.