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Source: Petco press release

San Diego, California -- In keeping with its fast-paced 2016 growth plan, which includes 20 new store openings year-to-date, Petco, a leading specialty retailer of premium pet food, supplies and services, will open seven new Petco stores across the country in April. In addition to the seven new stores, the company is also expanding one location to accommodate growth in Swampscott, Mass., and remodeling seven stores in San Antonio.

Each new and remodeled store will offer pet parents and their pets dog training areas, adoption centers, grooming salons and modern Wellness Centers. The stores will continue to offer a wide selection of private label offerings as well as branded products sold only at Petco, including the exclusive Dr. Seuss and Star Wars Pet Fan Collections.

This month, seven new stores will celebrate grand openings:

•Bronx Gun-Hill located at 1750 E. Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY 10469 ◦Grand Opening Weekend: April 1-April 3

•Grandview located at 12124 15th Street, Grandview, MO 64030 ◦Grand Opening Weekend: April 1-April 3
◦Wellness Weekend: April 9-April 10

•Roanoke West located at 1419 Towne Square Blvd. Roanoke, VA 24019 ◦Grand Opening Weekend: April 15-April 17

•Dover located at 1574 N. Dupont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901 ◦Grand Opening Weekend: April 15-April 17
◦Wellness Weekend: April 23-April 24

•Los Angeles-Beverly Blvd. located at 8161 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 ◦Grand Opening Weekend: April 22-April 24

•Willowbrook located at 6300 Robert Kingery Hwy. Willowbrook, IL 60527 ◦Grand Opening Weekend: April 29-May 1
◦Wellness Weekend: May 7-May 8

•Rochester located at 120 Market Place Blvd. Rochester, NH 03867 ◦Grand Opening Weekend: April 29-May 1
◦Wellness Weekend: May 7-May 8

One store will be expanded and celebrate a grand re-opening on April 22-April 24:

•Swampscott located at 419 Paradise Road, Swampscott, MA 01907

Seven San Antonio stores will celebrate recent remodels with grand re-opening celebrations on April 29-May 1 and their Wellness Center Weekend on May 7-May 8:

•Stone Oak located at 23014 U.S. Hwy. 281 N. San Antonio, TX 78258
•Ingram located at 3001 N.W. Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78238
•Southeast Military located at 3143 S.E. Military Drive, San Antonio, TX 78223
•San Pedro located at 125 N.W. Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216 - no Wellness Center Weekend
•De Zavala located at 12651 Vance Jackson Road, San Antonio, TX 78230
•San Antonio Northwest located at 11398 Bandera Road, San Antonio, TX 78250
•Austin Highway located at 1211 Austin Hwy. San Antonio, 78209

The retail locations now offer a one-stop shopping experience where pet parents and their companions can purchase anything from pet food to toys and apparel, while also addressing the holistic health needs of pets via the grooming salon and in-store Vetco clinics in the new Wellness Centers. In addition, newly added in-store habitats for adoptable pets will enhance Petco's monthly in-store adoption events for pet parents looking to give a furry friend a forever home.

People and pets are invited to attend the grand opening festivities taking place at each store, followed by a special Wellness Center celebration the following weekend. Grand opening activities include ribbon cutting ceremonies, as well as in-store adoption events and special offers for Pals Rewards customers.

For more information about the grand opening activities for these stores, visit, petco.com/storelocator.

For additional information on visit www.petco.com, Facebook.com/Petco, Twitter.com/Petco and Instagram.com/Petco.