Petshop wars in Hereford

Hereford Times: IT’S soon to be a dog-eat-dog world on Hereford’s Brook Retail Park. IT’S soon to be a dog-eat-dog world on Hereford’s Brook Retail Park.

IT’S soon to be a dog-eat-dog world on Hereford’s Brook Retail Park with discount pet store the Pet Hut opening tomorrow (Friday) next door to Pets At Home.

The shop will be part of a new Poundstretcher which will take the 7,000 square foot unit over from bargain chain Hypaxtra.

The first 50 customers through the doors will see how far they can stretch a £10 voucher, after Mayor Phil Edwards officially opens the store at 9am.

Store manager Louise Parker said: “I’m sure shoppers will be amazed not only by the vast range of products that we sell but also our low prices.”

The Pet Hut, one of 60 new stores set to be opened in 2014, will offer a range of branded products for cats, dogs and small animals at competitive prices.

Pets At Home, the city’s longtime supplier of pet food, accessories and toys, declined to comment.

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1:31pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Mr.Herefordian says...

Well it's a dog eat dog world out there, hope they have offers for my stick insect.
Well it's a dog eat dog world out there, hope they have offers for my stick insect. Mr.Herefordian
  • Score: 2

4:26pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Gillian1961 says...

its alright having competition but that is to close why don't they have some thing that we have not got down that end of town all ready, we do have general dogs body as well, Lidl sell some dog food etc as well
its alright having competition but that is to close why don't they have some thing that we have not got down that end of town all ready, we do have general dogs body as well, Lidl sell some dog food etc as well Gillian1961
  • Score: 3

4:46pm Thu 20 Feb 14

probono says...

As long as they stick to selling pet food and accessories and do not sell the sick and dying puppies that come from the Puppy Farms in Wales where the **** are bred every 6 months until they are worn out living in a battery cage.
As long as they stick to selling pet food and accessories and do not sell the sick and dying puppies that come from the Puppy Farms in Wales where the **** are bred every 6 months until they are worn out living in a battery cage. probono
  • Score: 6

10:10pm Thu 20 Feb 14

ad47uk says...

I think I will still use Pets at home to be honest, their staff seem interested in what they sell, also my cat likes their dried food. that is not to say i won't pop into the new store to have a peak as I am next to it.
I think I will still use Pets at home to be honest, their staff seem interested in what they sell, also my cat likes their dried food. that is not to say i won't pop into the new store to have a peak as I am next to it. ad47uk
  • Score: 4

8:28am Fri 21 Feb 14

ArmadilloSackRace says...

"The shop will be part of a new Poundstretcher" - so it's just the pet department of Poundstretcher? Non-story, as usual
"The shop will be part of a new Poundstretcher" - so it's just the pet department of Poundstretcher? Non-story, as usual ArmadilloSackRace
  • Score: 4

11:57am Fri 21 Feb 14

Audi Driver says...

ad47uk wrote:
I think I will still use Pets at home to be honest, their staff seem interested in what they sell, also my cat likes their dried food. that is not to say i won't pop into the new store to have a peak as I am next to it.
I have always liked Pets at Home. I always took my dog along as she loves staring at the small animals. The staff was always very considerate, gave my dog lots of attention and a treat.... Even if they were more expensive, it's the experience that counts in my books (and my pooch's)
[quote][p][bold]ad47uk[/bold] wrote: I think I will still use Pets at home to be honest, their staff seem interested in what they sell, also my cat likes their dried food. that is not to say i won't pop into the new store to have a peak as I am next to it.[/p][/quote]I have always liked Pets at Home. I always took my dog along as she loves staring at the small animals. The staff was always very considerate, gave my dog lots of attention and a treat.... Even if they were more expensive, it's the experience that counts in my books (and my pooch's) Audi Driver
  • Score: 8

12:25pm Fri 21 Feb 14

littlewhitebull says...

I hope they have products for my beloved pet newt called Tiny. I called him Tiny because he's my newt.
Sorry!
I hope they have products for my beloved pet newt called Tiny. I called him Tiny because he's my newt. Sorry! littlewhitebull
  • Score: 9

1:35pm Fri 21 Feb 14

petet25 says...

Has poundstretcher moved from eign gate or is the poundstretcher by pets at home a second 1 in this town?

Either way I think its a bad move. The first poundstretcher was never overly packed so why open a 2nd slightly outside the town centre?

If it's just a store move, they have already lost a lot of customers that would of gone to the eign gate store but see this store as too far out of the town centre to get to.

Given the choice of Tinned and dry foods at £stretcher, or a bigger selection of all sorts of food at Lidl... Lidl will be the preferred choice.

Same with pet products. Pet's at home is a specialist store that knows their product and can help the customer, then also theres dogsbody just down the road.

Maybe not the brightest of ideas by poundstretcher, but time will tell I suppose.
Has poundstretcher moved from eign gate or is the poundstretcher by pets at home a second 1 in this town? Either way I think its a bad move. The first poundstretcher was never overly packed so why open a 2nd slightly outside the town centre? If it's just a store move, they have already lost a lot of customers that would of gone to the eign gate store but see this store as too far out of the town centre to get to. Given the choice of Tinned and dry foods at £stretcher, or a bigger selection of all sorts of food at Lidl... Lidl will be the preferred choice. Same with pet products. Pet's at home is a specialist store that knows their product and can help the customer, then also theres dogsbody just down the road. Maybe not the brightest of ideas by poundstretcher, but time will tell I suppose. petet25
  • Score: -1

2:22pm Fri 21 Feb 14

oldergit says...

My pets at home doing the housework, cleaning behind the fridge. I might let her out to do some window shopping.
My pets at home doing the housework, cleaning behind the fridge. I might let her out to do some window shopping. oldergit
  • Score: 0

9:55am Mon 24 Feb 14

Hereford Voice says...

Funny enough we were discussing this very topic only last week, don't be surprised if pets at home leave Hereford within a few years, I am surprised that their landlords on the Brook Retail Park did not protect their tenants a little more...
Funny enough we were discussing this very topic only last week, don't be surprised if pets at home leave Hereford within a few years, I am surprised that their landlords on the Brook Retail Park did not protect their tenants a little more... Hereford Voice
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