LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2016) - Bentley's Pet Stuff, a family-owned, multi-unit healthy pet foods retailer founded by Lisa and Giovanni Senafe, along with entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's reality series, The Profit, announced plans today for a major expansion into Ohio and Kentucky markets. The retailer has been a fixture in the Chicago market since 2008 and currently operates 19 stores in the Chicagoland area, with several locations under renovations in the Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Denver markets after recent acquisitions.
"Our commitment to excellent customer service, and the health and wellness of cats and dogs is unlike anything in the market to date," said Lemonis, Bentley's Pet Stuff Business Partner. "Pets are an integral part of many families and a source of companionship for their owners, and we strive to reflect that bond and enjoyment in our stores while also growing the local economy with commerce and employment."
With the assistance of investor David Levy, owner of the natural and healthy pet food products business, Zeus & Company, Bentley's Pet Stuff plans to open 12 new construction retail stores in 2016 throughout Ohio and Kentucky. The business is currently targeting the Ohio communities of Dayton, Toledo, Hyde Park and four areas in Cincinnati. The Kentucky locations will include the community of Lexington and two locations in Louisville, with several additional neighborhoods currently in discussion.
Bentley's Pet Stuff sells natural food, pet care essentials, toys, grooming products and treats for their four-legged friends. The company focuses on the three critical elements in caring for pets: to nourish, energize and reward. Specialty pet food brands such as Fromm, Orijen, Zignature, Honest Kitchen and Stella & Chewy's can be obtained from all Bentley's Pet Stuff locations. In addition, seasonal products and holiday gift items are available for purchase throughout the year.