Pet Valu, headquartered in Wayne, Pa., stated immediately it would “begin a wind down of its operations resulting from extreme influence from COVID-19. The corporate expects that each one of its 358 shops and warehouses within the Northeastern and Midwestern U.S., in addition to its company workplace in Wayne, PA, will shut by the top of the wind-down course of.”
Pet Valu gave no timeline for the “wind-down course of” however stated retailer closing gross sales will start inside days. On its web site, Pet Valu says the closing gross sales will start tomorrow, Nov. 5.
Pet Valu Canada is a separate firm and won’t be affected by the U.S. wind down.
In a information launch, Pet Valu stated all of its shops within the U.S. “are at the moment open and able to serve their devoted pet lover clients by means of the wind-down course of.” Prospects within the U.S. can proceed to make use of Pet Valu reward playing cards and loyalty rewards for purchases. Efficient instantly, U.S. clients will not be capable of place orders on the Pet Valu U.S. e-commerce web site at www.petvalu.com/us/.
There are a number of Pet Valu shops in central Pennsylvania, together with retailers in Hummelstown, Lemoyne, Harrisburg and Palmyra.
Jamie Gould, Pet Valu, Inc.’s just lately appointed chief restructuring officer, stated, “The Pet Valu U.S. workforce is proud to have met the wants of our devoted pet lover clients within the U.S. for greater than 25 years.
“Nonetheless, the Firm’s shops have been considerably impacted by the protracted COVID-19-related restrictions. After a radical overview of all accessible options, we made the troublesome however crucial resolution to begin this orderly wind down.
“In the course of the retailer closing course of, we are going to proceed to supply our clients with the identical nice in-store expertise, providing them even higher offers and worth.
“We are going to work to help our devoted associates by means of the transition. We thank all of them for his or her dedication to our firm and our clients, and particularly for going above and past so we might assist clients as a vital service throughout the pandemic.”
Pet Valu U.S. stated it “expects to begin retailer closing gross sales in any respect areas within the U.S. within the coming days. The corporate will proceed to take crucial precautions to maintain its shops protected for purchasers and workers.”