PetSmart Inc

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    Paulson & Co. opens a new position in PetSmart

    PetSmart announced a broad cost-reduction strategy that will target all areas of the business. The company said it expects to realize savings before the end of fiscal 2015.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Why PetSmart’s new initiatives will expand traffic and sales

    PetSmart believes its key competitive advantage lies in the fact that it’s an exclusive provider of the “widest assortment of proprietary and exclusive products and services.”

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Must-know: An overview of PetSmart’s businesses

    Based on 2013 net sales of $6.9 billion, PetSmart is North America’s leading specialty provider of products, services, and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Must-know: An overview of PetSmart’s growth drivers

    PetSmart’s earlier strategy was to be the preferred provider for the lifetime needs of pets.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Valuing Office Depot—Comparing Buyout Transactions In Retail

    PetSmart (PETM) is a specialty pet goods retailer. On December 14, PETM announced its leveraged buyout, or LBO, by an investor group. The investor group is led by BC Partners.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Paulson & Co. opens a position in chemical company Taminco

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  • Consumer

    Why PetSmart needs to expand its e-commerce presence

    PetSmart said in its 10K filing that it’s developing solutions and communication strategies to gain a better insight of its customers’ preferences.

    By Samantha Nielson
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