Apr 18, 2017 - Economy

Petsmart gobbles up Chewy.com for a reported $3.35 billion


Petsmart announced Tuesday it is buying online rival Chewy.com in a deal that values the online pet food seller at $3.35 billion, according to Recode.

Chewy will remain led by current CEO Ryan Cohen and operate "largely" as an independent subsidiary of PetSmart, whatever that means.

Big Bite: The reported price tag would make the deal larger than Walmart's Jet purchase and the biggest e-commerce-only acquisition ever, Recode said.

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