SAN DIEGO, Feb. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: WOOF) today announced Amy College has been named Chief Merchandising Officer, effective Feb. 13, 2022. In this role, College will be responsible for developing and driving Petco's global merchandising strategy across all categories, visual merchandising and merchandising operations. She will also serve on Petco's Executive Committee.
College, who joined Petco in September 2019 as Senior Vice President, Operations & Strategy and Territory General Manager, has played an integral role in Petco's transformation, overseeing a variety of strategic growth initiatives for the company in recent years. Previously, College spent more than 20 years in merchandising and category management leadership roles at Best Buy—from buyer to vendor management to Chief Category Officer. She succeeds Nick Konat, who will be leaving Petco.
"Amy is an accomplished senior merchandising leader with a wealth of experience and a track record of success at Petco," said Petco CEO, Ron Coughlin. "Throughout Petco's transformation, Amy has played a key role in driving our health and wellness strategy and leading high performing teams. As our business continues to evolve, I'm confident she will help Petco deepen the competitive moats around our assortment—including exclusive and owned brands—as we deliver on our mission to improve the lives of pets and pet parents."
About Petco, The Health + Wellness Co.
Petco is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and our own Petco partners. Since our founding in 1965, we've been striving to set new standards in pet care, delivering comprehensive wellness solutions through our products and services, and creating communities that deepen the pet-pet parent bond. We operate more than 1,500 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including a growing network of more than 150 in-store veterinary hospitals, and offer a complete online resource for pet health and wellness at petco.com and on the Petco app. In tandem with Petco Love (formerly the Petco Foundation), an independent nonprofit organization, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, we've helped find homes for more than 6.5 million animals.
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