The New Paper

December 7, 2020

Petco files to go public

Petco filed to go public on Friday. The company has seen a surge in demand this year, with same-store sales increasing by nearly 10% amid an increase in pet ownership driven by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The company noted that US pet ownership is expected to increase by 4% as a result of the ongoing pandemic.

Extra: Adjacent pet-products retailer Chewy (which focuses primarily on e-commerce) has seen a 150% increase in its share price this year.
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