Pets at Home pulls plug on Skegness store opening

Pets at Home has confirmed its intention to pull out of plans for a new store on Quora Retail Park in Skegness, despite recruiting and training staff.

In a statement, the company said the decision was made at a recent review.

It stated: “We keep our opening plans under regular review as store openings can take some time to come to fruition and both the retail environment and the property market can be volatile.

“At a recent review of our store opening plans we decided, with regret, not to progress with our plan to open a store in Skegness. We appreciate that this will be disappointing to customers who were looking forward to a new store and apologise for the change in our plans.

“All colleagues that have been recruited and already started training with us will continue with this before taking up alternative positions in one of our nearby stores.”

In a statement last September, Pets at Home said the new store would feature a Groom Room and Vets4Pets.

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