Ren’s Pets Acquired by Legault Group

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Quebec-based Legault Group, owner of Mondou stores, announced Friday that it has fully acquired Guelph-based Ren’s Pets.

The move brings together two Canadian brands that have seen exceptional growth in their respective locales, with Mondou having 74 stores in Quebec and Ren’s Pets having just opened its 35th store last week in New Brunswick. With 31 stores in Ontario, two in New Brunswick and two in Nova Scotia, Ren’s will be continuing its expansion with added resources from Legault.

“This transaction is part of Legault Group’s growth plan, which is based on expanding our activities in Canada through acquisitions and partnerships focused on innovation,” said Martin Deschênes, Chief Executive Officer of Legault Group. “It will allow both companies to combine their strengths and accelerate their growth in Canada by opening new stores through an agile and flexible approach.”

“We are proud to join Legault Group and combine our strengths with the Mondou store network in order to pursue our development. We share common values with this respected team in the Canadian industry such as customer service excellence and a commitment to the community and the well-being and health of animals,” added Scott Arsenault, President of Ren’s Pets. “We are confident that this transaction will be beneficial not only to both banners, but also to all Canadian consumers who care about their pets.”

“It is very important for us to preserve the unique character of Ren’s Pets and respect the original concept that has made the company’s success and reputation for over 40 years,” explained Jules Legault, President and Co-owner of Legault Group. “This acquisition therefore represents collaboration and continuity for Ren’s Pets, since the brand and all the personnel, including the current management team, will remain in place.”

“The acquisition brings together two phenomenal brands, Ren’s Pets & Mondou, to form a powerhouse in Canadian pet retail,” shares Larissa Wasyliw, VP Ecommerce & Marketing at Ren’s Pets. “Working together for your pet’s best life, we’ll be collaborating, synergizing, and sharing best practices- it’s going to be amazing. You’ll see even more fast-paced growth from both brands.”

Commenting on the acquisition, one customer stated, “Coupled with one of the best pet insurance plans, pet owners can now find everything they need at either Rens or Mondou. It hasn’t been easier to find what we want when we need it.”

EXTERIOR VIEW OF NEW MONDOU STORE IN VERDUN, MONTREAL. PHOTO: MONDOU
Image: Ren’s Pets

With the pet industry booming through the pandemic, the ability for the brand to expand into the post-pandemic environment is greater for Legault moving forward.

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Dustin Fuhs
Dustin Fuhs
Dustin Fuhs is the Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider, Canada's most read retail trade publication. He has over 20 years experience in the retail, marketing, entertainment and hospitality industries. He has worked with Retail Insider since October 2020 in a number of roles, including associate publisher of the Retail Insider magazine. Dustin was named as Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider in 2022. Dustin was named as a RETHINK Retail Top Retail Expert in 2024.

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  1. I would like to see a Canadian company Compete with PetSmart by providing pets hotel, day care services, grooming, training for dogs.

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