Sourcing Across Ontario, Atlantic Too……

In early June, Ontario-based pet foods and accessories chain, Ren’s Pets opened its first location in Atlantic Canada at the Dartmouth Crossing in Dartmouth in Nova Scotia.  Late in June, a second Ren’s Pet store in the Halifax Regional Municipality is scheduled to open in on Chain Lake Dr. in Bayers Lake node. And a unit in the Dieppe community in New Brunswick is under construction and will open later in Summer. Established in 1975, Ren’s Pets is a corporate chain that originated as a farm and feed store.  Over time, it evolved into an all-purpose domestic pet supply centre.  Presently, the stores feature a large selection of premium foods and products for dogs, cats and small animals including toys, food, treats accessories, grooming supplies, etc.  Presently, with 23 stores operating and plans to be at 28 locations by the end of 2019, the chain continues to source locations throughout Ontario as well as the Atlantic Provinces for 2020 openings.  Early in the new year, the company is confirmed to open stores in the Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga as well as in St. Catharines and Hamilton and it continues its search in several Ontario markets including Belleville, Bowmanville, Brampton, Etobicoke, Milton, North Bay, Ottawa, Peterborough, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Sarnia, Thornhill, Thunder Bay and Windsor as well as the Leaside area and the Liberty Village in Toronto. Michi Jameson, Vice Pesident, Retail Transactional & Advisory Services and Brock Meddick at CBRE Ltd. are handling the chain’s site selection in Canada and they note that in many cases, Ren’s is looking at former Bowring, Bombay, Pier 1, Home Outfitters, etc. sites. Ren’s Pets will operate in a range of sites including street front units, open plazas, regional centres and exterior units in enclosed malls. The size necessary is in the 7000 to 8000 square foot range. High ceiling heights are required and wherever possible, at least 55 to 60 feet of frontage is necessary.   Co-tenants preferred include grocery, pharmacy, banks, WalMart, Canadian Tire, Costco, hardware and home improvement centres.


top_bannerCategory:  Pet Foods & Accessories
Chain Banner: Ren’s Pets
Company Name: Ren’s Pets
Head Office Address: 20 Brock Rd. North, Puslinch, Ontario N0B 2J0
Tel: 866/736-7738                                Fax: 519/767-5288
Email:                  Website:
Principal Use: Over 100 brands of premium quality pet foods, treats, accessories, grooming products, etc.
Introduced:  Introduced in 1975 in Oakville, Ontario by Ren and Sharon Job, initially as a farm and feed supplier.
No. of Locations: Over 20 in Ontario and Atlantic Canada.  Plans 28 by end of 2019.
Areas of Operation:
Types of Locations Preferred:
Street Front, open plazas, regional shopping centres, exterior mall locations
Size Required:
7000 to 8000 sq.ft.
Special Requirements:
High ceiling heights, 55-60 ft frontage wherever possible, co-tenants such as grocery, pharmacy, banks, Walmart, Canadian Tire, Costco, Hardware/Home Improvement Centre, etc.
Business Type: Corporate
Company Contacts:
Scott Arsenault – President
Real Estate Representatives:
CBRE Ltd., 145 King St. West, Suite 1100, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J8 (Michi Jameson – 416/815-2350 & (Brock Meddick – 416/815-2305
Franchise Representatives:
Parent Company:
Ren’s Pets, Puslinch, ON
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Last Report:
Developers & Chains #1857