Petco Health and Wellness Co. has expanded its same-day delivery of fresh pet food, now available in most markets nationwide. The expansion builds on last year’s same-day delivery service launch accessible through petco.com and the Petco app.
“On the heels of a successful same-day pilot, Petco is expanding same-day delivery for its entire assortment of fresh and frozen dog and cat food, starting with JustFoodForDogs, whose availability is planned to triple to 560 pet care centers in 2021,” officials said in a statement.
Petco also offers fresh and frozen offerings from Freshpet and Instinct.
“With 83 percent of our digital orders being fulfilled though our nearly 1,453 pet care centers nationwide, we’re uniquely positioned to meet the increasing demand from pet parents for fresh pet food,” said Darren MacDonald, chief digital and innovation officer at Petco, which is based in San Diego. “This expansion builds on our successful same-day delivery program and gives us a distinct competitive advantage over retailers who ship these products more slowly and with greater environmental impact from distribution centers using more packaging and dry ice.”
Julian Mack, CEO of JustFoodForDogs, added, “The fresh pet food category has seen tremendous growth and we expect it to become a multi-billion-dollar category in the coming years as pet parents seek new ways to provide their pets with the healthiest nutrition options available.”
The same-day delivery service is free with any eligible purchase over $35, according to officials. Orders placed before 2 p.m. local time will be delivered the same day, and orders beyond that time will be delivered the following day. Further details can be found here.
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