“Our initial pilot program with Petco resonated with our existing, loyal shoppers and introduced new customers to Lowe’s,” said Bill Boltz, Lowe’s executive vice president of merchandising.
Lowe’s Petco store-in-stores will carry a range of products from nutrition and supplies to flea and tick solutions. Products include Petco private brands: EveryYay, Leaps & Bounds, So Phresh and WholeHearted; as well as national brands, including: Advantage II Cat, BARK Toys, Blue Buffalo, ChuckIt, Frontline, K9 Advantix, Purina One and Seresto. Petco’s Vetco Clinics, offering vaccinations, microchipping and preventative medicine, will also be available once a month at 75 Lowe’s stores and will be staffed by a licensed veterinarian.
The expansion of the Petco store-in-store locations is part of Lowe’s broader rural strategy to tailor its assortment in up to 300 stores to include everything needed for farm and home. Expanded rural store assortments will include feed, pet and outdoor products such as troughs, an expanded trailer selection, farm implements, livestock fencing, utility vehicles, and specialized hardware – plus new Carhartt® apparel in select stores and the expansion of Wrangler® apparel in all rural stores.