VacciPet and Wynnstay Group PLC

Just for Pets is a part of Wynnstay Group PLC whose Head Office is based in Llansantffraid, Powys.

Wynnstay Group PLC was founded in 1917 by tenant farmers of the local Wynnstay estate and was formally constituted as a farmers’ co operative shortly afterwards. The business has steadily grown setting up new stores in different areas expending the trading area which Wynnstay operate in.

There are two main divisions in the company; one is Agriculture supply and the other specialist retail. The agriculture division is the supply of products to all types of farmers including the livestock and arable farmers. The feed which is made by Wynnstay can be manufactures in one of the three plants that Wynnstay have including Llansantffraid, Camarthen and Rhosfawr. Wynnstay Group PLC work with a number of other companies to help to develop the Wynnstay brand in other areas.

The arable part of Wynnstay is based in Astley, Shrewsbury which processes a range of cereal and grass and sold under our long established Hi-Gene brand. In May 2010, Wynnstay were pleased to expand the arable activities through the acquisition of Woodhead Seeds Ltd in Yorkshire.

Wynnstay Group PLC currently has 42 country stores which are spread over Shropshire, Staffordshire, Lancashire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and all over Wales. All stores offer a wide range of products from pet food, animal health products through to clothing and hardware which help to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for the customers. All ranges of products try and cater for all audiences including people interested in gardening, equine and pet. Wynnstay Stores hopes to provide a pleasant shopping experience for all customers by carrying your purchases out to the car, different payment methods and having a benefit of professional pack sizes giving better prices.

With the growth of the business been high Wynnstay is still farmer controlled; over 50% of the company’s shareholders are local farmers, the remaining being outside investors and staff, all of whom own shares.