Pets At Home Scraps New Store At Eleventh Hour

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Pets at Home scraps new store at eleventh hour
10th May 2018

By Karen Pickwick
Pets at Home has confirmed that it will no longer open a store at a new retail park in Skegness, despite recruiting and training staff.
 
According to press reports, the retailer said on Tuesday that it would be opening the Lincolnshire at the end of this month. But yesterday (Wednesday) it announced that it would no longer be opening.
 
People had applied, been offered jobs and had training before being told they were no longer needed at the store.
 
There are Pets at Home stickers in the window of the empty store on the Quora Retail Park and signage had been placed on the main sign as you enter the car park, 
A spokesman for the retailer wrote on Facebook in response to posts from confused applicants: “Just to keep you in the loop, at a recent review of our store opening plans we decided, with regret, not to progress with our plan to open a store in Skegness.
 
“We keep our opening plans under regular review as store openings can take some time to come to fruition and both the retail environment and the property market can be volatile.
“We appreciate that this will be disappointing to customers who were looking forward to a new store and apologise for the change in our plans.
 
“All colleagues recruited to work in Skegness will continue their training with us before taking up alternative positions in one of our nearby stores.
 
“Again, my apologies for the change of plans & for the disappointment this will cause. Please let me know if there's anything else I can help you with.”