8th July 2011
It appears that UK pet owners are ditching cats and dogs in favour of reptiles.
The number of reptiles kept as pets in the UK has risen to about 9 million, compared to around 7 million dogs.
Pets at Home has 287 stories and its sales, grew by just 1.8% in the 53 weeks to 31 March, as operating profit before exceptional items and goodwill amortisation rose by 8.7% to £79m.
Matthew Davies, the chief executive, said: "Despite the extremely challenging economic climate, we continued to maintain our track record of growth throughout 2010, increasing turnover, profits and opening new stores."
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