Chewy is coming to Seattle.
The online pet retailer will open a corporate office in the Seattle region by the end of this year and plans to hire several hundred for technology, product and merchandising roles.
“As a hub for innovation, the Seattle region is a great fit for us in terms of depth and breadth of talent,” a company spokesperson said in a statement to GeekWire.
Founded in 2011, Chewy was acquired by PetSmart for $3.35 billion in 2017. It went public in 2019.
The acceleration of e-commerce and increased pet adoption has led to big growth for Chewy amid the pandemic. The company last year reported third quarter sales of $1.78 billion, up 45% year-over-year. It has 17.8 million active customers, up 40%.
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