STOURBRIDGE’S Just for Pets store has been saved in a buy-out deal.

Newly-formed company PSR Trading Limited, a sister company to established pet sector business Pedigree Wholesale, has bought the business – saving the Ryemarket store and 17 others across the country and the nearly 200 staff based at the company’s head office.

Pedigree Wholesale has been active in the pet sector for more than 45 years.

Steve Brown, managing director of Pedigree Wholesale, said: “On hearing that the future of Just for Pets was under threat Pedigree Wholesale felt we could play a role in using our pet business expertise to secure a new future for Just for Pets in Stourbridge.

“We know Just for Pets has a great reputation for offering outstanding customer service and has developed a loyal customer base so we are pleased that Pedigree Wholesale can now create a future for the business and the brand.

“The addition of Just for Pets to the Pedigree Wholesale family reinforces our commitment to investing and driving innovation within the pet sector which we believe will support the interests of all who care about maintaining a great choice of pet products for pet lovers.”

As well as safeguarding the future of Just for Pets, the investment from Pedigree Wholesale which was agreed yesterday (Tuesday October 10) will ensure Stourbridge pet lovers can continue to enjoy the same brands, expert advice and products for their dogs, cats, small animals, reptile, fish, birds or wildlife at the store.