In terms of regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations, 2002 published in Legal Notice 294 of 2002, the Director General of the Office for Competition notifies for general information that a notification of a concentration between Piscopo Gardens Limited (St. Paul’s Bay) and Village Pets Limited (Birkirkara) was filed on Monday, 17 October 2022.
The nature of the concentration is an acquisition of the business and assets of Village Pets Limited by Piscopo Gardens Limited.
Piscopo Gardens Limited is primarily a garden centre, in Burmarrad, that offers a range of plants of both edible and non-edible kinds, including herbs, flower bulbs, seeds, saplings, and decorative cacti. As a garden centre, it sells planting tools and planting materials, including pots, terracotta and ceramic items, potting soil, and astroturf. In addition, the garden centre also has a large supply of garden furniture and decorations for homes. Piscopo Gardens Limited also operates a pet shop, which stocks supplies, treats, clothing, toys, and food for exotic and domestic pets. Village Pets Limited operates a pet shop in Żabbar, which mainly sells food, supplies, toys and accessories for pets. It also sells a selection of plants and pots. Additionally, it provides pet grooming services.
The Director General of the Office for Competition invites interested third parties to submit their written objections on this notified concentration within seven days following publication of this notice at the following address: