Just for Pets has secured a second site for its DOG concept, as the pet retailer targets a number of new stores.
Taking a former Barclays bank building, Just for Pets has opened in the historic Cotswold town of Stow-on-the-Wold. The 1,300 sq ft unit has been taken on a 10-year lease at £46,000 per annum.
Sitting between two Grade-II listed properties, the Georgian revival building is surrounded by a mixture of local businesses and more well known brands, including Clarendon Fine Art, Scotts of Stow, D’Ambrosi Fine Foods, Cotswold Cheese Company and Rohan.
DOG by Just for Pets focuses on canine health and wellbeing, offering high-end products from brands such as Barbour, Le Chameau, Oxfordshire-based Cocopup and George Barclay beds, as well as natural treats and high meat foods.
The retailer is now looking to open a further five DOG stores, and is also seeking larger premises to accommodate more Just for Pets sites. Carter Jonas – which acted for Just for Pets on the two DOG openings – has been appointed to spearhead the retailer’s expansion. Ideal sites will be between 2,500 sq ft and 6,500 sq ft, with target areas including Bath, Cheltenham, Hereford, and Stroud. Car parking is essential, with a focus on roadside, edge-of-town properties, and retail parks.
Stuart Williams, partner at Carter Jonas, said: “It is always impressive to see businesses recognise opportunities in the market, and the opening of a second Just for Pets store, which focuses on premium dog products, demonstrates its commitment to providing a variety of high-quality and different options for pets and their owners.
“This new location in the historic market town of Stow is an ideal spot for DOG. It is situated in a fantastic position with high footfall, a bustling local community, and a great retail scene. Stow also benefits from several boutique hotels and is in proximity to other sought-after destinations such as Soho Farmhouse and Daylesford Organic. This drives many weekend visitors to the town.
“I look forward to working with the team on their expansion plans over the next 12 months and liaising with landlords to find the best spaces to accommodate both brands.”