SALISBURY — Chewy, Inc., an online pet supply retailer and subsidiary of PetSmart, selected Salisbury, North Carolina for its new fulfillment center, which will create 1,200 new jobs with a $55 million investment.

“Chewy selected North Carolina because from our infrastructure to our workforce, we have everything businesses need to succeed,” Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement. “These new jobs will make a positive impact on Rowan County and the surrounding area.”


Chewy is an online retailer for pet food and supplies in the U.S. The company is headquartered in Dania Beach, Florida, and Boston and has eight fulfillment centers around the country.

“We’re excited to expand Chewy’s fulfillment operations to North Carolina, our first in the state and ninth in the country,” said Pete Krilles, vice president of corporate real rstate and facilities for Chewy. “We look forward to making a positive economic contribution to the region with the creation of 1,200 new jobs. In addition to job creation, our new fulfillment center will enhance our delivery network across the Southeastern United States, allowing us to better service Chewy customers with even faster delivery times.”

The Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina were instrumental in supporting the company’s expansion decision.

A performance-based grant from One North Carolina Fund will support the creation of 150 new jobs, facilitating the establishment of Chewy’s new facility.

The One N.C. Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and create new jobs.

This story is from the North Carolina Business News Wire, a service of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism