Pet Valu, Inc., a specialty retailer of pet food and supplies in the United States with a store at the Whitemarsh Shopping Center in Conshohocken, announced on November 4th that it will “wind down” its operations due to the impact from COVID-19.
The departure of Pet Valu will create a large swatch of unoccupied space at the Whitemarsh Shopping Center. Fine Wine & Good Spirits recently moved to the Metroplex vacating 10,200 square feet of space. The adjacent Pet Valu space is 3,400 square feet.
Overall, Pet Valu has 358 stores and warehouses in the northeast and midwest. Pet Valu in Canada is not impacted as the operation in the United States is a licensing agreement of the name and some services from the Canadian company.
Jamie Gould, Pet Valu, Inc.’s recently appointed Chief Restructuring Officer, said, “The Pet Valu U.S. team is proud to have met the needs of our devoted pet lover customers in the U.S. for more than 25 years. However, the Company’s stores have been significantly impacted by the protracted COVID-19-related restrictions. After a thorough review of all available alternatives, we made the difficult but necessary decision to commence this orderly wind down.”
He continued, “During the store closing process, we will continue to provide our customers with the same great in-store experience, offering them even better deals and value. We will work to assist our dedicated associates through the transition. We thank all of them for their commitment to our company and our customers, and especially for going above and beyond so we could help customers as an essential service during the pandemic.”
All Pet Valu stores in the United States are currently open. Find out more details on the store closings here.