SOURCE: Bentley's Pet Stuff

Bentley's Pet Stuff

June 20, 2016 12:20 ET

Bentley's Pet Stuff, Along With Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, Plans Major Entry Into Ohio and Kentucky Markets

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.

For more information about Bentley's Pet Stuff pet stores, products and history, please visit www.PetStuff.com. For information on Ohio and Kentucky 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 19 locations across Chicagoland and new facilities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Colorado. http://www.petstuff.com/ & www.facebook.com/bentleyscb/

About Marcus Lemonis

Marcus Lemonis is an entrepreneur, investor, television personality, and chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam as well as Marcus Lemonis LLC which includes Bentley's Pet Stuff Enterprises.

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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