Let's take a look at some information related to Bentley's Corner Barkery as well as what kind of deal was made on the show.
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News and Links Related To The Company:
- Here are some preview videos of the episode from the CNBC website - Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, and Video 4
- Here is the Bentley's Corner Barkery website, and they currently have 7 locations with another opening soon in Westchester, IL. They promise their pet foods are always all-natural, quality, with no chemical preservatives, no by-products, and no corn, wheat, or soy.
- They offer their products for sale on their website, and they have competitive prices with places such as Amazon, however shipping large bags will cost you a good amount of money vs. Amazon.
- Here is the Bentley's Corner Barkery Facebook Page and Twitter Page.
- Bentley's announced that they are moving their Arlington location (the original location) next year due to not being able to come to an agreement with the landlord. They are moving about a block away after being in their original location for over 7 years.
- Pretty much all of their locations of Bentley's Corner Barkery have about a 5-star (out of 5) rating on Yelp (Link). They also have a ton of 5-star reviews on their Facebook page, so people really love the stores.
The Deal From The Episode Plus Post-Show Updates (this will be updated continually):
- The Deal - $1.7 million in 2 checks. $400,000 equity check for working capital and IT infrastructure and $1.3 million to fund acquisition and the conversion of locations for 40% ownership. If they pay off the $1.3 million for the acquisition, the ownership stake drops back down to 25%.
- As stated above, their flagship Arlington store will be moving to a location a block away early next year due to not being able come to an agreement with their landlord.
- Fresh Pet food, which is the factory they visited on the show, is not available for sale on the Bentley's website, so it appears they decided not to sell it.
- The show stated that the Arlington store has increased daily revenue to about $5,000 per day.
- The acquisition talked about on the show is on track to close in January 2016 according to Marcus. (Link)
- UPDATE 11/5/2015 - The acquisition of the Pet Stuff retail chain by Bentley's Corner Barkery was announced today. Pet Stuff is in the Chicago area and has 7 locations and with Bentley's 8 locations, it makes for 15 locations combined. (Link)
- UPDATE 2/11/2016 - Bentley's Corner Barkery changed its name to Bentley's Pet Stuff after the acquisition. Bentley's Pet Stuff now has 15 locations and 7 more planned. They also plan to expand to even more locations.
- On the same date, Marcus announced they acquired Paw Pack, which sends healthy pet products monthly, and here is a video of them making a deal. Also in the video is the plans for Bentley's expansion into other areas such as Milwaukee and Las Vegas.
- UPDATE 4/7/2016- Bentley's Pet Stuff acquired Milwaukee based pet store The Natural Pet and Bentley's now has 19 locations planned for the Milwaukee area (Link).
- UPDATE 4/12 /2016 - Bentley's Pet Stuff acquired pet products store Zoey's Eatz and Treatz in Willowbrook, IL (Link).
- UPDATE 4/15/2016 - Bentley's Pet Stuff acquired Chicago based pet store Dogaholics continuing the trend of acquiring pet stores in the Chicago/Milwaukee area. (Link)
- UPDATE 4/22/2016 - Continuing with the acquisitions, Bentley's Pet Stuff acquired Natural Pet Marketplace in Denver, CO and their three locations. They have plans to open eight stores in the Denver area.(Link).
- UPDATE 5/4/2016 - Bentley's Pet Stuff acquired It's A Pet Life retail stores which had two locations in the Minneapolis area. There are also plans to open 8 to 10 additional locations in the Minneapolis market. (Link)
- UPDATE 5/12/2016 - Bentley's Pet Stuff announced they were planning a major entry into the St. Louis, Missouri market. (Link)
- UPDATE 6/21/2016 - Bentley's Pet Stuff announced they were planning a major entry into the Ohio and Kentucky market with plans to open 12 new construction stores in 2016. (Link)
- UPDATE 11/2017 - Bentley's Pet Stuff now lists 84 locations on their website. (Link)
- UPDATE 11/2017 - On an update episode of the show, Marcus said the stores have about $100 million in revenue and about $5 million in profit this past year.
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