Expansion builds on last year’s same-day delivery service launch

Petco, a complete partner in pet health and wellness, announces the expansionof its successful same-day delivery of fresh pet food, now available in mostmarkets nationwide. The expansion builds on last year’s same-day deliveryservice launch accessible through petco.com and the Petco app.

On the heels of a successful same-day pilot, Petco is expanding same-daydelivery for its entire assortment of fresh and frozen dog and cat food,starting with JustFoodForDogs, whose availability is planned to triple to 560pet care centers in 2021.

As demand for high-quality fresh pet food is becoming increasingly popularwith pet parents, Petco is also proud to offer fresh and frozen offerings fromleading national brands, Freshpet and Instinct. The overall market for freshpet food is projected to quadruple into a multi-billion dollar category overthe next few years, yet another example of how pet parents’ health andwellness focus is translating to demand for premiumization.

“With 83% of our digital orders being fulfilled though our nearly 1,453 petcare centers nationwide, we’re uniquely positioned to meet the increasingdemand from pet parents for fresh pet food,” said Petco Chief Digital andInnovation Officer Darren MacDonald. “This expansion builds on our successfulsame-day delivery program and gives us a distinct competitive advantage overretailers who ship these products more slowly and with greater environmentalimpact from distribution centers using more packaging and dry ice.”

Petco’s nationwide same-day delivery service provides a quick, convenient andsafe way for pet parents to shop. Customers across the country can purchaseproducts for same-day delivery with no fee or membership required. The serviceis free with any eligible purchase over $35.

“The fresh pet food category has seen tremendous growth and we expect it tobecome a multi-billion dollar category in the coming years as pet parents seeknew ways to provide their pets with the healthiest nutrition optionsavailable,” said Julian Mack, Chief Executive Officer of JustFoodForDogs. “Asthe recognized number one vet-recommended brand in fresh pet food, we’rethrilled to continue partnering with Petco to bring our products to more petsand pet parents in new and more convenient ways than ever.”

As consumers continue to embrace online shopping, Petco’s same-day deliveryoffers a convenient way to receive everything from your favorite dog food tocat litter. Same-day delivery can be accessed through petco.com or the Petcoapp at check-out by simply adding eligible items to the cart. Orders placedbefore 2 p.m. local time will be delivered the same day, and orders beyondthat time will be delivered the following day.* Customers can also earn Palsrewards with same-day delivery purchases, giving them access to all the healthand wellness offerings available at Petco.

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