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Specialty retail partnership brings Petco shops to select Lowe's locations.
January 27, 2022
Lowe's and Petco Health and Wellness Company have announced a pilot store-in-store program that brings products, services and expertise – for both home and pets – to select Lowe's locations.
The first Lowe's x Petco concept is expected to open at Lowe's Alamo Ranch, Texas, in early February, with plans to expand to 14 Lowe's locations in Texas, North Carolina, and South Carolina by the end of March.
While Lowe's stores nationwide have had a longstanding open-door policy to pets, Lowe's x Petco locations will provide a unique customer experience where pet parents can support their pet's health and wellness through a curated assortment of pet nutrition, supplies and services and improve the home they share in one shopping trip.
"For many of our customers, their pets and their homes top the list of things that matter most, especially after two years spent mostly together within the same four walls," says Bill Boltz, executive vice president, merchandising, Lowe's. "This partnership enhances the total home solution we offer them by bringing home improvement and pet care products, services and expertise together under one roof."
"Our pets' place in our hearts and homes has never been more front-and-center, and our responsibility to provide them with a safe, healthy and stimulating home environment is an essential part of Petco's Whole Health philosophy," says Nick Konat, chief merchandising officer, Petco. "Bringing Petco's pet care expertise, high-quality products and veterinary and grooming services to Lowe's helps make it easier than ever to create healthy, happy homes for pet parents and the pets they love."
In addition to Lowe's existing "pets welcome" atmosphere and selection of pet-friendly products, Lowe's x Petco locations will offer an assortment of supplies and services, including Petco's owned brands: WholeHearted, EveryYay, Youly, Leaps & Bounds and So Phresh, as well as a variety of national brands. Products will be available to purchase in-store or on Lowes.com to be picked up curbside, in contactless pickup lockers or at the Customer Service desk at Lowe's pilot locations at no additional cost. Lowe's x Petco locations are also expected to offer a selection of Petco's pet services, including Vetco vaccination clinics, microchipping, prescription pest prevention and mobile grooming at select times and locations. Pilot locations will staff Petco employees during peak hours to offer pet-focused guidance alongside Lowe's associates' advice on home improvement projects.
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