An innovative duo

July 15 2022

Gatineau, Tuesday, July 12, 2022 – Boutique d’animaux Chico is pleased to announce the opening of
a new store in the Buckingham area. Experienced franchisees Annie Leblanc and Kiam Parent are
very excited to open their 7th boutique. Their son Antoine will be in charge of management.

« Buckingham has been waiting for us for a long time and we’re very happy to finally be able to move
there. It’s a very promising area where independents are welcomed! Many people ask us what is the
key to our success and the answer is simple : we have a lot of fun working and we put many hours in each of our stores! »
– Kiam Parent, co-franchisee of Boutique d’animaux Chico on Buckingham Avenue in Gatineau.

Exclusive products
Always looking for the latest innovations and wanting to offer more choices to their customers, the
duo will add new exclusive products to their shelves. These products will be more affordable and of
higher quality.

Adaptation is key
Annie and Kiam have never hesitated to adjust themselves to the different changes in the market
and reorient their objectives with the results that they obtain. Despite the labor shortage that has
hit Quebec in recent months, the couple has been able to adapt well by offering jobs with
competitive and attractive advantages.

A bit of history
The first Chico store was founded over 35 years ago in the Hochelaga neighbourhood. Today, the
company has over 70 franchises in Quebec..
The Chico network experienced spectacular growth in 2008. Since then, many entrepreneurs with a
passion for animals have chosen to join the Chico family by becoming franchisees. Boutiques
d’animaux Chico is now the largest chain of neighbourhood pet stores in Quebec.

Address of the store
746 av du Buckingham,
Gatineau, Québec
#1A J8L2H8
819 485-0430