SAN DIEGO, Feb. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Petco Health
and Wellness Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: WOOF) today announced
Amy College has been named Chief
Merchandising Officer, effective Feb. 13,
2022. In this role, College will be responsible for
developing and driving Petco's global merchandising strategy across
all categories, visual merchandising and merchandising operations.
She will also serve on Petco's Executive Committee.
College, who joined Petco in September
2019 as Senior Vice President, Operations & Strategy and
Territory General Manager, has played an integral role in Petco's
transformation, overseeing a variety of strategic growth
initiatives for the company in recent years. Previously, College
spent more than 20 years in merchandising and category management
leadership roles at Best Buy—from buyer to vendor management to
Chief Category Officer. She succeeds Nick
Konat, who will be leaving Petco.
"Amy is an accomplished senior merchandising leader with a
wealth of experience and a track record of success at Petco," said
Petco CEO, Ron Coughlin.
"Throughout Petco's transformation, Amy has played a key role in
driving our health and wellness strategy and leading high
performing teams. As our business continues to evolve, I'm
confident she will help Petco deepen the competitive moats around
our assortment—including exclusive and owned brands—as we deliver
on our mission to improve the lives of pets and pet parents."
About Petco, The Health + Wellness Co.
Petco is a
category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving
the lives of pets, pet parents and our own Petco partners. Since
our founding in 1965, we've been striving to set new standards in
pet care, delivering comprehensive wellness solutions through our
products and services, and creating communities that deepen the
pet-pet parent bond. We operate more than 1,500 Petco locations
across the U.S., Mexico and
Puerto Rico, including a growing
network of more than 150 in-store veterinary hospitals, and offer a
complete online resource for pet health and wellness at petco.com
and on the Petco app. In tandem with Petco Love (formerly the Petco
Foundation), an independent nonprofit organization, we work with
and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the
country and, through in-store adoption events, we've helped find
homes for more than 6.5 million animals.
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