Jollyes is handing its colleagues a payment of £600 to help support them through the cost-of-living crisis.
The support, together with enhanced staff discounts, is being made as a thank-you to staff for their hard work during a year which has seen the business deliver a strong performance across its 82 UK stores and online platform.
Jollyes will pay the £600, pro-rated for part-time staff, in four monthly instalments between November and February, to provide support before and after Christmas.
Additional support will come through increases to the staff discount scheme between November 1 and February 28, including extra discounts – up from 20% to 30% per cent – on all items including pet food, toys and treats, and up to 60% on own brand dog food.
Jollyes chief executive, Joe Wykes, said: “I’m very aware of the current economic climate, with inflation impacting every part of our lives, from weekly shopping bills, heating our homes and mortgage payments.
“The leadership team has been discussing ways in which we can support our colleagues and show our appreciation of their hard work and effort by doing something that will make a difference around Christmas.
“It’s not just about the cash. The majority of our colleagues are pet owners themselves and the discounts mean they can bring a little seasonal cheer to furry family members too.”
Under the staff discount scheme, the discount on Lifestage and K9 own brand dry dog food increases from 50% to 60% and on own brand wet dog food from 35% to 45%. Discount on all other items rises from 20% to 30%, except where items are already discounted.