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Pet shop owner thwarts armed attack on store
British companies target $59 billion US pet market
Pets Choice get on the trail of brand awareness
Collarways introduces paw-protection MaxWax to UK
The launchpad for the next bestselling pet products
Lily's Kitchen relaunches dry dog food range
Debbie brings winning formula to the AmPet team
Pooch & Mutt earns top customer feedback award
Speculation mounts over pet firm’s interest in Brantano stores
Self-service dog washes offer high level of profitability
Vet practices win £4,000 cheques for pet health schemes
Microchip warning issued in Valentine's Day message
Pets At Home invests £200,000 in King’s Lynn store and creates new jobs
Irish dog-minding service to expand its British operations to London
Pet cemetery apologises after cremation blunder
The Instagram pets that become profitable businesses
New starter at Hollings
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Speculation mounts over pet firm’s interest in Brantano stores
Pets at Home are rumoured to be interested in acquiring a number of Brantano stores following the collapse of the discount shoe retailer.

According to reports in Retail Week, the pet retail chain is among five interested parties – the others being Poundworld, Tapi, Iceland and Carpetright.

Brantano went into administration in January, about four months after the chain was bought by an investment firm. Trading continued while a buyer was sought.

Administrators PwC announced that the majority of the UK-wide business had been sold to Alteri, preserving 1,372 jobs and 140 stores and concessions.

However, 58 stores and concessions were not included in the Alteri acquisition.

Lead administrator Tony Barrell said: "We continue to trade the remaining Brantano business whilst discussions with interested parties continue.

"Unfortunately, in the event further sales are not possible, redundancies will become inevitable.

"We are working closely with Brantano employees and offering every support possible through this difficult period."

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