Jollyes has announced that sales increased to £86 million, in the 12 months to May 29, 2022, a 15% jump on the previous year.
During the full-year, Jollyes added seven new stores, organically and through the acquisition of The Pet Store in Yorkshire and Bannerbrook Pets in Coventry. Jollyes said its headcount grew by 164 over the year in stores and at its Waltham Abbey support centre.
Alongside details of its full-year performance, Jollyes announced the acquisition of Midlands-based Penparc Pet Centres. Jollyes has bought Penparc’s five stores in Cannock, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, West Bromwich and Telford.
The move, following the opening of a new store in Southport on Saturday, takes the number of Jollyes stores to 80. With seven other openings planned across the UK over the coming weeks, the retailer is on track to deliver on its promise to open 20 new stores by May 2023.
Penparc started with a single shop in Cannock in 1990 and has built a strong following for its focus on customer service and quality pet foods and accessories.
Jollyes chief executive Joe Wykes said: “The dedication of the Penparc team to its pet-owning customers have made them legendary in the towns they trade. We couldn’t be prouder to bring them into the Jollyes team.
“Whether organically or through acquisition, we remain ambitious as we seek other opportunities to grow.”