Maxi Zoo will open their first ever store in Sligo on 9th September at Sligo Retail Park. Their new store is over 7,000 sq. ft and stocks an extensive range of pet products. This store is Maxi Zoo’s 21st store in Ireland and it will create 15 new jobs.
As one of Ireland’s largest pet retailer with 21 stores in the Republic of Ireland, Maxi Zoo opened its first store in Cork in 2006 and currently employs over 170 staff. It is part of the Fressnapf Group with over 1,700 stores across Europe, with more than 8,000 products in their extensive range and offers personal consultations for pet owners.
Maxi Zoo is celebrating the opening of their new store with a ‘Spend and Save Incentive’ from 9th - 12th September, with fun and exciting in-store and outdoor activities including a photo booth, in-store DJ, balloon modeller, magician and hourly raffle prizes planned for Saturday 11th September.
“This is a really exciting new store opening for Maxi Zoo as our first step to realising our ambition to extend our offering, first-class customer service and vast product range to pet owners in the West of Ireland,” said Enrico De Luca, Country Manager for Maxi Zoo Ireland. “This marks a new chapter for the business and signals our strategy for continued growth. Over the last 18 months, we have seen our business and sales boosted dramatically with more new pet owners and existing pet owners having a greater desire and disposable income to treat their pets. It’s been wonderful to see the bond that owners have with their pets become even stronger throughout the challenges and uncertainty we’ve faced. Choosing the dynamic region of Sligo in the heart of the North West was a natural first choice of location. Our new store in Sligo will be closely followed with another large store opening in the South West with further plans for expanding Maxi Zoo’s retail network over the coming 12 months.”
Maxi Zoo Sligo store manager Rory Farrell added: “We are so excited to open the doors and to welcome pet owners and their pets in our store. We are always on hand to offer advice on food, as well as coat and harness fitting and a free weight check for your dog. We really do have everything a pet parent might need - after all, happier pets, happier people.”
Paddy O’Connor from Sigma Retail Partners is the Asset Manager for Sligo Retail Park. He said “Maxi Zoo is a very well-known and strong brand in Ireland and Europe and we are delighted that they have chosen Sligo Retail Park as their first store location in Sligo. Their new store’s fit-out looks fantastic and we are confident that pet owners and animal lovers will enjoy their presence immensely. We look forward to them performing very well in the retail park.”
Sligo Retail Park is the primary retail park destination in the North West catchment area with stores catering to a wide variety of customers and accommodates diverse retail use. It has a total of 14 retailers that include JYSK, Currys PC World, Smyths Toys, Homebase, Castle Davitt, Right Price Tiles, Pet Stop Discount, Homestore & More, EZ Living, McDonalds, Costa and KFC, with 1,000 free car parking spaces.