Jollyes is putting the finishing touches to its new store, which opens at Unit 1A, Lustrum Retail Park, Stockton-on-Tees, at 10am on Saturday, August 6.
The store opening coincides with the town’s Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF).
Jollyes’ regional manager Kerry Midgely said the new 5,000 square feet store will bring new life to a unit that has stood empty for some time, creating 10 jobs. It is next to Haverton Hill Road and close to the Portrack Interchange with the A19, making it easy to reach from anywhere on Teesside.
Ms Midgely said: “We’ve picked a great day to open our doors during the Stockton International Riverside Festival when the whole region will be buzzing which will help to get us off to a fun-packed start.
“Teesside is going to be a great location for us and we’re looking forward to welcoming pet owners and their pets into our new store and to playing our part in the local community.”
The new Stockton store will complement Jollyes’ other stores in the North East at Blyth, Darlington and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It follows recent openings in Southport, Stirling, Wrexham and Cookstown, as well as the acquisition of Penparc Pet Centres with five stores in the Midlands.
Backed by Kester Capital, Jollyes announced in January 2022 that it had a pipeline of 20 new store openings over the next year. New stores are due to open this summer at Poole, Glenrothes and Edinburgh.