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Bentley's Pet Stuff

April 14, 2016 15:29 ET

Bentley's Pet Stuff, Along With Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, Acquires Dogaholics Retail Store in Chicago, IL

Announcement Builds on Retailers Plans to Continue Expansion in the Natural Pet Food Market

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2016) - Bentley's Pet Stuff, a family-owned healthy pet foods business founded by Lisa and Giovanni Senafe, along with entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's reality series The Profit, announce the acquisition of Dogaholics, a successful pet products store located in the Chicago Lakeview area. Over the coming months, the location will be remodeled to refresh the storefront and will offer a wide array of products catering to both dogs and cats.

Dogaholics was opened by Candace D'Agnolo in 2006 at 3657 N. Southport Ave in Chicago, IL, and has been known for their friendly service, expertise and quality of natural pet products carried in the store. The location pledged to offer high protein, premium meat varieties of dry, wet and raw foods completely free of corn and by-products for all of their four-legged friends, which aligns with the Bentley's Pet Stuff mission. Following the acquisition, the management and support team of Dogaholics will continue to work at the newly merged business to assist with the expansion of the Bentley's Pet Stuff brand. D'Agnolo has plans to continue running a separate pet service center in the nearby vicinity that provides doggy daycare, boarding, dog and cat grooming and training classes.

"With this pivotal acquisition, we continue to expand the opportunity of introducing many more customers to the Bentley's Pet stuff experience," said business partner, Marcus Lemonis. "While we plan to continue our focus on growing the brand, we look forward to investing locally with this exciting expansion and can't wait to show customers what Bentley's Pet Stuff has to offer."

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 at all Bentley's Pet Stuff locations. In addition, seasonal products and holiday gift items are available for purchase throughout the year.

Lisa Senafe, CEO and Founder of Bentley's Pet Stuff, stated, "Dogaholics is an excellent strategic fit for the Bentley's brand and the acquisition provides many benefits for the pet community in both the short- and long-term. This acquisition adds to our portfolio of leading brands and increases our consumer presence, while enabling us to capitalize on the growth of the natural pet food sector."

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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.

For business opportunities, contact Giovanni Senafe at 708-214-4197 or

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 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, Facebook and Twitter @MarcusLemonis.

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