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Pets Corner reopens further 12 garden centre sites in UK

Pets Corner has reopened a further 12 sites in garden centres across the UK amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following discussions with landlords, Pets Corner has announced the reopening of its sites in Braintree Garden Centre, Crawley Garden Centre, Longacres, Melbicks, Palmers and Warerslide, alongside six Dobbies Garden Centres in Essex, West Sussex, Berkshire, Hers, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, Suffolk and Northants.

Last month, Pets Corner announced some of its stores will reopen at the garden centres last month, which included locations such as Bicester Avenue Garden Centre in Oxfordshire, Essex-based Upminster Garden Centre, Tunbridge Wells Garden Centre in Kent and Lower Morden Garden Centre in Surrey.

The news comes as garden centres temporarily closed their operations, following government regulations to close all non-essential shops in March.

Dean Richmond, Pets Corner CEO, said at the time: “Sadly, despite being allowed to trade as an essential retailer, some of our stores have had to close in our garden centre locations. We are trying to get them reopened and are in discussions with our landlords regarding this.”

The company also revealed all Pets Corner stores open will be offering NHS staff a 15% discount.

It said: “As we live through these challenging times, we know it’s important to give back to the heroes who are working around the clock to keep us all safe; our NHS. As a huge thank you, we are offering 15% off some of our most treasured brands in store, as a helping paw to all of the NHS workers. 

“While everyone in the NHS is busy supporting us, we know that their furry friends are equally supporting them with their unconditional love (and kisses).”

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