Bentley's Pet Stuff, Along With Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, Acquire Natural Pet Marketplace Retail Stores

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2016) - Bentley's Pet Stuff, a family-owned, multi-unit healthy pet foods retailer founded by Lisa and Giovanni Senafe, along with entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's reality series, The Profit, today announced the acquisition of Natural Pet Marketplace, a multi-location pet products store in the Denver area. Following the recent acquisition, plans are in place to open an additional eight Bentley's Pet Stuff location in the greater Denver area over the next 12 months. The retailer currently operates 15 stores in the Chicagoland area and has two locations under remodeling in the Milwaukee area after recent acquisitions.

Bentley's Pet Stuff will be remodeling and opening at the following Denver area locations in the next few months:

  • 4626 Centerplace Dr. Suite 142, Greeley, CO 80634
  • 1685 S Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222
  • 2721 Council Tree Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Previous owner, Tim Petersen, opened Natural Pet Marketplace in 2012 with a goal to serve as a one-stop provider of affordably-priced pet foods, pet accessories, wild bird foods and wild bird accessories of excellent quality. Plans are in place for the current staff to transition into the new business to assist with the expansion of the Bentley's Pet Stuff brand.

"We are excited to bring Bentley's Pet Stuff to the Denver area to help meet customer demand for natural pet products, treats, toys and supplies," said business partner, Marcus Lemonis. "The Denver community celebrates a healthy lifestyle and we are excited to expand that opportunity to the pets that live, grow and thrive here through our all-natural products and a quality shopping experience for their owners."

Bentley's Pet Stuff sells natural food, pet care essentials, toys, grooming products and treats for their four-legged friends. The company focuses on the three critical elements in caring for pets: to nourish, energize and reward. Specialty pet food brands such as Fromm, Orijen, Zignature, Honest Kitchen and Stella & Chewy's can be obtained from all Bentley's Pet Stuff locations. In addition, seasonal products and holiday gift items are available for purchase throughout the year.

"The well-being of animals is always a top priority at Bentley's Pet Stuff, and we're confident this new addition to our business and future expansion will help us continue to offer the very best in products and services to pets and their owners," said co-founder and owner Lisa Senafe. "We are looking forward to future growth in this market and have several opportunities under review for expansion."

Bentley's Pet Stuff plans to open eight additional Denver-area stores in 2016 in Boulder, Arvada, Fort Collins, Greenwood Village, Aurora, Littleton, Highlands Ranch and Broomfield. For more information about Bentley's Pet Stuff pet stores, products and history, please visit www.PetStuff.com. For information on Denver store opening plans, please contact Giovanni Senafe at 708-214-4197 or giovanni@bentleyspetstuff.com.