Petmania to create 11 new jobs at Sligo mega store

Irish-owned pet retailer Petmania’s latest expansion in Sligo will bring the company’s headcount to 200 people.

Ireland’s largest specialist pet retailer Petmania has announced plans to create 11 new jobs at its soon-to-open mega store in Sligo town.

The new Petmania Sligo store is part of a major three-year expansion program which saw the Irish company, headquartered in Kilkenny, launch an online store and upgrade of three stores in 2020 with two new retail outlets planned for 2021.

“With this new foothold in the north-west we are delighted to expand our Petmania family across Ireland and we look forward to being part of an active pet-lover’s community in Co Sligo”

Petmania already operates 12 stores and dog grooming studios across Ireland.

Barking up the right tree

Positions available at Petmania Sligo include a retail store manager and assistant manager, experienced full time and part time pet-care advisor, two full time professional dog groomers and one wash and dry assistant.

Details of the new positions and how to apply are on www.petmania.ie

As essential retailers, the new Sligo store will be open seven days a week and features a state-of-the-art dog-grooming studio, weight check facilities, specialist pet food and nutritional supplies plus accessories, bedding, safety equipment and much more.

Woof trade

“We share our customers’ passion for pets and are here to help all pet-parents keep their animals safe and well with excellent advice, the best of nutritional supplies and pet-care accessories,” said John Timmins, operations manager at Petmania Ireland.

“Throughout our stores we are committed to maintaining our market-leader status and to setting the highest of standards in the specialist pet retail sector.

“With this new foothold in the north-west we are delighted to expand our Petmania family across Ireland and we look forward to being part of an active pet-lover’s community in Co Sligo.”

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 27 January 2021