Pet Valu announced today that they will close all of their stores across the United States.

“It’s with heavy hearts that we must close all Pet Valu US stores,” Pet Valu said on Facebook today.

Pet Valu has 358 stores and warehouses across the United States, the company has reportedly coted COVID-19-related restrictions as a reason for the closures.

In Rhode Island, Pet Valu has locations in Middletown, Barrington, North Kingstown, East Greenwich, East Providence, Wakefield, Pawtucket, Cumberland, and Westerly.

All stores will have a going out of business sale, “Total Inventory Blowout begins tomorrow at every store with savings up to 20% off. To learn more about our Store Closing Sale, member information, gift cards and more, visit petvalu.com/us/,” the company announced.

Pet Value has stopped online sales on the company’s website. Stores will reportedly stay open until the wind-down is complete. No set closing dates for stores in Rhode Island or across the United States has been officially announced.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).