PetSmart Reportedly Acquires Chewy
PetSmart has reportedly entered into an agreement to acquire Chewy, Inc., the
online pet retailer. The acquisition, which is subject to customary
regulatory approvals, is expected to close by the end of PetSmart’s
second fiscal quarter of 2017.
“PetSmart strives to be the trusted partner to pet parents and pets in every moment of their lives,” said Michael Massey, president and CEO of PetSmart. “We are focused on improving our customers’ experience in-store and online as we continue to execute against our long-term strategic initiatives. Chewy’s high-touch customer e-commerce service model and culture centered around a love of pets is the ideal complement to PetSmart’s store footprint and diverse offerings. Together, PetSmart and Chewy will provide the most convenient customer experience to a wider base of pet parents across every channel.”
Upon closing, Chewy will continue to be led by co-founder and CEO Ryan Cohen and operate largely as an independent subsidiary of PetSmart, focusing on its current business strategy, while PetSmart will continue to execute its initiatives across the company.
“Since we started Chewy, we have been dedicated to understanding and satisfying the evolving needs of our customers to deliver the highest quality pet products and customer service,” said Cohen. “Combining our strong e-commerce expertise with PetSmart’s best-in-class infrastructure, footprint and breadth of offerings—including services—will help us ‘wow’ our customers even more.”