AllHome launches four new PetBuddy stores

ALLHOME Corp. on Wednesday announced that it opened four new stores for its specialty brand Pet Buddy as part of its expansion into the pet care industry.

The new PetBuddy stores are in Sta. Rosa, Bacoor, Antipolo and Taguig. Its maiden location opened in Las Piñas last year.

“There is a natural synergy between the building and maintaining of a home and the care of pets, and we are excited to build further on the convenience and value of the AllHome retail experience with PetBuddy,” AllHome Chairman Manuel B. Villar, Jr. said in a statement.

“We are confident that we can apply the same elevated and upgraded product and experience offering that we banner with each AllHome store to a growing pet care market in the Philippines,” he added.

PetBuddy carries a line of pet care products and imported pet products. It also provides grooming and daycare services in all its branches.

The pet store chain is classified as a small specialty format. The addition of the four new PetBuddy stores brings AllHome’s small specialty network to 21 and the group’s overall store network to 62.

“Pets carry a special place in our hearts, and with the rising middle class of the Philippines, we are observing Filipinos putting more importance in sourcing the right kinds of products and services for these ‘members of the family,’” AllHome Chairman Camille A. Villar said.

She also said that by providing elevated experiences to its customers, the firm is confident in its ability to delight pet owners with the newest concept, one that carries the “signature elevated experience of the AllValue group.”

At the stock exchange on Wednesday, AllHome shares declined by 1.53% or seven centavos to finish at P4.51. — Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson