Pet retailer to open new 4,500 sq ft Notts store

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Pet retailer, Just for Pets, has secured its first additional store at East Bridgford near Nottingham, as part of its expansion strategy announced in July this year.

The business’s new 4,500 sq ft space is East Bridgford Garden and Home centre, an 81,000 sq ft flagship scheme operated by the national chain, Blue Diamond. The Just for Pets property forms part of a new five-unit scheme. It is currently being fitted and is expected to open for trade at the end of this month (November). Other neighbouring occupiers include the outdoor clothing retailer, Trespass, and a veterinary clinic.

Just for Pets was acquired with 16 locations in October 2017 by Pedigree Wholesale, a family-owned established distributor of nearly 50 years in the pet industry. As part of its carefully planned expansion drive, Just for Pets enlisted national property consultancy, Carter Jonas to assist with its hunt for more stores.

Stuart Williams, partner, Commercial, Carter Jonas said: “It is a privilege to be working with this successful and expanding family business. Its team firmly believes in building strong relationships with its customers, the community, and their landlords. They are passionate about pets and providing households with a great in-store experience relaying knowledge and advice from their experienced in-house experts.

“We are considering space left by of the raft of business upheaval seen in recent months and welcome conversations with landlords with potential voids in their portfolios. Whilst several deals are in negotiation, twenty towns remain on our target list including Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Oxford, Stroud, Redditch and Witney amongst others. Regarded as an ‘essential retailer’ under current pandemic guidelines, Just for Pets would be a welcome addition to any retail scheme.”