Lowe’s, Petco partner for the in-store pet store concept

Press Release: Lowe’s

Lowe’s and Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc. recently announced a store-to-store pilot program that brings together trusted products, services and expertise – for home and pets – into one convenient stop at select stores. Lowes. The first Lowe’s + Petco in-store concept is set to open at Lowe’s Alamo Ranch, Texas in early February, with plans to expand to 14 other Lowe’s stores in Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina. by the end of March 2022.

Over the past two years, Americans have found more comfort, security, and emotional connection through their homes and their pets than ever before. More than 11 million new pets have entered American homes since the pandemic began; and a new survey from Lowe’s shows that 67% of respondents found their greatest comfort in their pets, while almost half found that comfort in their home. While Lowe’s stores nationwide have long had an open-door policy for pets, Lowe’s + Petco locations will provide a unique customer experience where pet parents can support health and wellness. of their pet with a curated assortment of high-quality Petco nutrition, supplies and service. and upgrade the home they share in one shopping spree.

“For many of our customers, their pets and their homes are at the top of the list of things that matter most, especially after two years of mostly being together in the same four walls,” said Bill Boltz, executive vice president of the Lowe’s merchandising. “This partnership enhances the total home solution we offer them by bringing together pet care and home improvement products, services and expertise under one roof.”

“The place of our pets in our hearts and homes has never been more important, and our responsibility to provide them with a safe, healthy and nurturing home environment is an essential part of Petco’s Whole Health philosophy,” said said Nick Konat, Chief Marketing Officer of Petco. “Bringing Petco’s pet care expertise, high-quality products, and veterinary and grooming services to Lowe’s makes it easier than ever to create healthy, happy homes for pet parents.” and the animals they love.”

In addition to Lowe’s existing “pet friendly” atmosphere and selection of pet-friendly products, including STAINMASTER PetProtect mats, dog beds, dog doors and cleaning products , Lowe’s + Petco locations will offer a curated assortment of high-quality pet food from Petco, and health and wellness supplies and services, including beloved Petco brands: WholeHearted, EveryYay, Youly, Leaps & Bounds and So Phresh, as well as a variety of popular national brands. Products will be available for purchase in-store or online for curbside pickup, contactless pickup lockers or at the customer service counter in Lowe’s pilot locations at no additional charge. Lowe’s + Petco locations are also expected to offer a selection of Petco pet services, including Vetco vaccination clinics, microchipping, prescription pest prevention and mobile grooming at certain times and locations. To better serve those seeking expertise in both the home and pet space, pilot locations will employ knowledgeable Petco partners (employees) during peak hours to offer pet-focused guidance alongside advice from Lowe’s associates on home improvement projects.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE 50 home improvement company serving approximately 20 million customers per week in the United States and Canada. With sales of nearly $90 billion in fiscal 2020, Lowe’s and its related companies operate or service more than 2,200 hardware and hardware stores and employ more than 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, North Carolina, Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable homes and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trades experts.

Petco is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and Petco partners. Since its founding in 1965, it has strived to set new standards in pet care, providing comprehensive wellness solutions through its products and services and building communities that deepen the animal bond. -pet. It operates more than 1,500 Petco locations in the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico, including a growing network of more than 150 in-store veterinary hospitals and offers a comprehensive online resource for animal health and welfare. on petco.com and on the Petco app. In tandem with Petco Love (formerly the Petco Foundation), an independent, nonprofit organization, the company works with and supports thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events , it has helped find homes for more than 6.5 million animals.

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