Bestpets shows added growth with new depot for Luton

Monday 23rd March 2009

Bestpets, the dedicated pet care wholesaler group, part of Batleys Limited, itself a Bestway Group company, is to open its 10th branch on April 15th in Luton, Bedfordshire.

The new depot is 15,000 sq ft and will serve a catchment area of a 20-mile radius of Luton. It will stock over 5,000 products across all the pet care categories. The own brand Bestpets range, with over 50 lines including dog food, dog chews, bedding, and cat and dog accessories and bird seed is a key part of the product offering and delivers a welcome POR of up to 50%.

Martin Race, the operations director of Batleys said, “The success that we have seen with the development of Bestpets as a brand in its own right is endorsed by the fact that this will be our 10th store opening in just over three years. We have deliberately gone out to service the pet care trade with a specialised service and they like what we are providing which has encouraged us to continue to grow the business. We are staging supplier product demonstrations on the opening day and a series of opening promotions and then we will maintain a range of top offers with regular promotions over three weekly cycles.”

The new Luton depot will provide both a cash and carry service and a delivered service. Items ordered by telephone or via the online facility by 2 pm, will be delivered to the customer’s premises on the agreed delivery day. This reduces the amount of stock that customers have to hold and additionally helps them maintain better margins.

Bestpets has also introduced its own CD ROM service by providing customers with the full and up to date list of all products stocked to make ordering that much easier.

The Bestpets depot is located at 356 -366 Dallow Road Luton, LU1 1DE.

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm; Sun 10am to 1pm; Closed Saturday

Telephone: 01582 488613

The manager of Bestpets Luton is Nick Burgess. The depot is strictly for trade only.