SOURCE: Bentley's Pet Stuff

Bentley's Pet Stuff

May 12, 2016 08:54 ET

Bentley's Pet Stuff, Along With Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, Plans Major Entry Into St. Louis, Missouri Market

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - May 12, 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 the St. Louis market. 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, health and wellness of cats and dogs is unlike anything in the market to date," said Marcus Lemonis, Bentley's Pet Stuff Business Partner. "When researching new markets for our expansion, the St. Louis community was a high priority because we wanted to give pet owners and their four-legged friends a unique experience at a good value. The fabulous response we've received in regards to our Midwest expansions have only reaffirmed our enthusiasm for this dynamic concept."

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.

Bentley's Pet Stuff plans to open eight new construction St. Louis area stores in 2016 in communities such as Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, Olivette, Wentzville, Kirkwood and Brentwood, with several additional neighborhoods identified in the St. Charles area currently in discussion. Lemonis continued, "We feel it is a very strong market for us that could have the potential of 15-20 stores by end of 2017, along with expansion into the Kansas City market."

For more information about Bentley's Pet Stuff pet stores, products and history, please visit www.PetStuff.com. For information on Missouri 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/ & www.facebook.com/bentleyscb/

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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