SOURCE: Bentley's Pet Stuff

Bentley's Pet Stuff

April 22, 2016 12:34 ET

Bentley's Pet Stuff, Along With Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, Acquire Natural Pet Marketplace Retail Stores

Acquisition Introduces the Retail Chain Into the Denver Market

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 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, today announced the acquisition of Natural Pet Marketplace, a multi-location pet products store in the Denver area. Following the recent acquisition, plans are in place to open an additional eight Bentley's Pet Stuff location in the greater Denver area over the next 12 months. The retailer currently operates 15 stores in the Chicagoland area and has two locations under remodeling in the Milwaukee area after recent acquisitions.

Bentley's Pet Stuff will be remodeling and opening at the following Denver area locations in the next few months:

  • 4626 Centerplace Dr. Suite 142, Greeley, CO 80634
  • 1685 S Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222
  • 2721 Council Tree Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Previous owner, Tim Petersen, opened Natural Pet Marketplace in 2012 with a goal to serve as a one-stop provider of affordably-priced pet foods, pet accessories, wild bird foods and wild bird accessories of excellent quality. Plans are in place for the current staff to transition into the new business to assist with the expansion of the Bentley's Pet Stuff brand.

"We are excited to bring Bentley's Pet Stuff to the Denver area to help meet customer demand for natural pet products, treats, toys and supplies," said business partner, Marcus Lemonis. "The Denver community celebrates a healthy lifestyle and we are excited to expand that opportunity to the pets that live, grow and thrive here through our all-natural products and a quality shopping experience for their owners."

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.

"The well-being of animals is always a top priority at Bentley's Pet Stuff, and we're confident this new addition to our business and future expansion will help us continue to offer the very best in products and services to pets and their owners," said co-founder and owner Lisa Senafe. "We are looking forward to future growth in this market and have several opportunities under review for expansion."

Bentley's Pet Stuff plans to open eight additional Denver-area stores in 2016 in Boulder, Arvada, Fort Collins, Greenwood Village, Aurora, Littleton, Highlands Ranch and Broomfield. For more information about Bentley's Pet Stuff pet stores, products and history, please visit www.PetStuff.com. For information on Denver store opening plans, please contact Giovanni Senafe at 708-214-4197 or giovanni@bentleyspetstuff.com.

About Bentley's Pet Stuff

Bentley's Corner Barkery opened its doors in 2008 with a mission to feed animal lovers' pets genuine real meat products made in the USA. Their dedication to customers' animals is why they hand pick and research every item stocked on their shelves, allowing customers to be at ease when making a purchase at any of their retail stores throughout the Chicagoland area. Started from a single retail store eight years ago, Bentley's Corner Barkery grew to encompass seven locations offering natural pet food, a variety of treats, toys and more! In November 2015, Bentley's Corner Barkery acquired Pet Stuff and the newly formed company, Bentley's Pet Stuff, now features 15 locations across Chicagoland. http://www.petstuff.com/

About Marcus Lemonis

Marcus Lemonis is an entrepreneur, investor, television personality, and chairman and CEO of Marcus Lemonis LLC as well as Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises. Camping World is the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam is the world's largest RV owner's organization. Visit www.campingworld.com for more information.

Lemonis is known as the "business turnaround king" and host of CNBC's prime time reality series, The Profit, in which he lends his expertise to struggling small businesses around the country and judges businesses based on a "Three P" principle: People, Process, and Product. The Profit returns on Tuesday, August 23rd at 10pm ET/PT on CNBC.

More about Marcus Lemonis can be found at http://www.marcuslemonis.com, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/marcus.lemonis and Twitter @MarcusLemonis.

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