Petco (WOOF) Announces Leadership Changes

Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc. has announced significant changes to its leadership team, aimed at streamlining the organization and accelerating initiatives to drive retail excellence and restore profitability.

James Roth has been appointed as the Chief Stores Officer and will be responsible for leading operations across all pet care centers in the United States and Puerto Rico. This move comes as Justin Tichy has made the decision to depart the company, and the Chief Operating Officer role has been eliminated.

Shari White has been appointed as the Interim Chief Merchant, with the company conducting a comprehensive search for a permanent replacement. Additionally, Tim Buckenberger has been appointed as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Merchandise Planning, Inventory & Supply Chain, Steve Janowiak as Vice President (VP) of Digital, and Stephen Reyes as SVP of Services.

The company's focus on simplifying decision-making and empowering the organization to move with greater speed and agility is evident in the expansion of the executive leadership team.

These changes come as part of Petco's ongoing efforts to simplify decision-making, focus on fewer and clearer priorities, and empower the organization to move with greater speed and agility.

Founded in 1965, Petco operates more than 1,500 pet care centers across the U.S., Mexico, and Puerto Rico, offering merchandise, companion animals, grooming, training, and a growing network of on-site veterinary hospitals and mobile veterinary clinics. The company's complete pet health and wellness ecosystem is accessible through its pet care centers and digitally at and on the Petco app. Additionally, through its partnership with Petco Love, the company supports thousands of local animal welfare groups and has helped find homes for more than 7 million animals through in-store adoption events. Today the company's shares have moved -4.5% to a price of $3.42. For more information, read the company's full 8-K submission here.

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