October 24, 2016 9:28 AM ET

Specialty Retail

Company Overview of PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.

Company Overview

PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc., a pet specialty retailer, provides pet supplies and services. It offers dog food, dog treats and chews, feeding supplies, furniture protection products, lawn care products, trackers/locators, training products, vehicle accessories, and waste disposals for dogs; food, cat furniture/scratchers, treats, feeding supplies, furniture protection, litters, and boxes/accessories for cats; health/wellness, cleanup/odor control, collars, and leashes and harnesses products for dogs, cats, small animals, and reptiles; and apparel, beds/bedding, books/signage products, grooming/bathing products, containment products, steps/ramps, and toys for dogs and cats. It provides product...

9125 Rehco Road

San Diego, CA 92121

United States

Founded in 1965

9,900 Employees





Key Executives for PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 58
President and Chief Merchandising Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 45
Senior Vice President of Operations
Vice President and President for Rhinelander Division
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. Key Developments

Petco to Open 12 New Stores in October

Petco will open 12 new Petco stores nationwide, remodel and expand one store in Ohio,and relocate one store in Oregon. The company stores provide a one-stop shopping experience where pet parents can purchase anything from pet food to toys and apparel, while addressing the holistic health needs of pets via grooming salon, self-serve dog wash, dog training areas and in-store Vetco clinics. The stores will continue to offer a wide selection of private label offerings sold exclusively at Petco, including the newly released Trolls Pet Fans Collection, as well as the popular Star Wars and Dr. Seuss Pet Fans Collections. The following 12 new Petco stores will celebrate grand openings: Bowie located at 15475 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20715. Kannapolis located at 2231 Roxie St., Kannapolis, NC 28083. Turlock located at 2687 Countryside Dr., Turlock, CA 95380. Upper Arlington located 1815 W. Henderson Road, Columbus, OH 43220.Teterboro located at 18 Teterboro Landing Dr., NJ 07608. Christiansburg located at 180 Conston Ave., Christiansburg, VA 24073. New Orleans " Mid City located at 550 N. Carrollton Ave.New Orleans, LA 70119. Aiken located at 251 Fabian Dr., Aiken, SC 29803. Jackson located at 1220 E. Northside Dr., Jackson, MS 39211.Portage located at 5925 U.S. Loveland located at 261 E. 29th St., Loveland, CO 80538. Louisville-Town Fair located at 1963 S.

Petco Announces Executive Changes

Petco announced that Chairman and CEO, Jim Myers, a 26-year company veteran and CEO since 2004, will be retiring. As part of Petco's long-term succession plan, company President and Chief Merchant, Brad Weston, who joined Petco in 2011, will succeed Myers as CEO as of February 1, 2017. Myers joined Petco in 1990 and has been a key leader in building and growing the company from a regional player into a leading national pet specialty retail chain with more than 1,470 Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores in the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico. As President and Chief Merchant, Weston has been responsible for driving the company's overall business strategy, operations and merchandising activities, as well as marketing and e-commerce. Prior to joining Petco, he held senior leadership roles at Dick's Sporting Goods, May Merchandising Company and Robinsons-May.

Petco Announces Executive Appointments

Petco announced that it has hired John Zavada as senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO); and added William Engen to the company's leadership team as senior vice president, retail market expansion, a new role dedicated to optimizing the company's investments in new retail store growth. As CIO, John Zavada brings an extensive background in technology leadership in the retail industry. He will be responsible for leading company's information technology strategies, teams and projects, including the company's business process optimization and enterprise program management office. Before joining Petco, Zavada served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Restoration Hardware. Previously, he filled chief information officer roles at Guitar Center, Big Lots, Limited Inc., Victoria's Secret Stores, and others. As senior vice president, retail market expansion, William Engen brings decades of retail operations leadership experience and will be responsible for leading Petco's real estate, construction and store design functions. Previously, Engen served as chief operating officer at Wingstop Restaurants. Previously he held various retail operations leadership roles at 7-Eleven, Circuit City, Bachrach Clothing and Saks Fifth Avenue. Zavada and Engen both join the company in the month of September 2016, reporting to the company's executive vice president and chief financial officer, Mike Nuzzo.

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