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Pet chain Jollyes reserves several Scottish locations for further expansion

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Eight new stores were opened by the company over the past year, including Cookstown in Northern Ireland in March, Wrexham in May, Stirling in June and Southport on July 2.

Planned future openings include Poole, Stockton-on-Tees, Warrington and Billingshurst in West Sussex, as well as three in Scotland, at Glenrothes, Robroyston and Hermiston Gait, Edinburgh.

At the same time, the group acquires Penparc Pet Center Group, based in the Midlands, to accelerate its growth. The move brings the number of Jollyes stores across the UK to 80.

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Managing Director Joe Wykes said, “The Penparc team’s dedication to their pet-owning customers has made them legendary in the cities they market. We couldn’t be more proud to have them on the Jollyes team. Whether organically or through acquisition, we remain ambitious as we pursue further growth opportunities.

Executive Chairman Richard Cotter said: “While we are thrilled with the numbers, our performance is about people and a passion for companion animals. Our performance is simply a consequence of transforming our business to empower our people to deliver products that meet the needs of UK pet owners.

“We are proud that this transformation will now lead to 100 more opportunities to join the Jollyes team over the coming year as we double down on our ambitious growth plans.”

The retailer has also forged closer ties with key suppliers to refresh and expand popular ranges such as its exclusive Lifestage dry and wet dog food.

Jollyes Managing Director Joe Wykes (right) and Regional Manager Sarah Farrar (left) outside the Telford store in Penparc.

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