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Competition Fierce in Growing Business of Selling Pet Supplies

July 5, 1995

Profiles of the six largest companies in the growing pet supply industry:

Petsmart Inc.

Headquarters: Phoenix, Ariz.

Year started: 1987.

Ownership: publicly traded, Nasdaq.

Stores: 244, including 56 former Petstuff Inc. stores recently acquired; in the West, Southeast and Midwest.

Store size: 20,000-30,000 square feet.

Specialties: food, supplies, fish, birds.

1994 sales: $601 million.

PETCO Animal Supplies Inc.

Headquarters: San Diego.

Year started: 1965.

Ownership: publicly traded, Nasdaq.

Stores: 219 in 13 states; largest number in California.

Store size: average 12,000 square feet.

Specialties: food, supplies, fish, small animals, grooming.

1994 sales: $188 million.

Pet Supplies Plus Inc.

Headquarters: Livonia, Mich.

Year started: 1988.

Ownership: privately held.

Stores: 95, of which 89 are franchises; in the Midwest, New England, New York and Southeast.

Store size: 4,500-9,000 square feet.

Specialties: food and supplies.

1994 sales: estimated $140 million.

Petland Inc.

Headquarters: Chillicothe, Ohio.

Year started: 1967.

Ownership: privately held.

Stores: 146, all but one franchises in 33 states; most in Midwest and Southeast; also Japan, Canada and France.

Store size: 3,000-9,000 square feet.

Specialties: food, supplies, fish and small animals.

1994 sales: estimated $100 million.

PetCare SuperStores Inc.

Headquarters: Aurora, Ill.

Year started: 1989.

Ownership: privately held by venture capital groups.

Stores: 70; Midwest and Memphis, Tenn.

Store size: 6,000-10,000 square feet.

Specialties: food, supplies and fish.

1994 Sales: estimated $76 million.

Pet Food Warehouse Inc.

Headquarters: St. Louis Park, Minn.

Year started: 1987.

Ownership: publicly traded, Nasdaq.

Interim president: Hilding Nelson.

Stores: 24; upper Midwest.

Store size: 18,000-25,000 square feet.

Specialties: food, supplies, fish, grooming.

1994 sales: $18.2 million.

End adv for Sunday, July 9

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