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I just got an email informing me that Dr's Foster and Smith will be moving to Petco? I love their website for all things animal and I am super confused. No idea if that means they will have all of their things in stores or if they will take down their website and everything will only be on Petco's website? I just hope they won't be getting rid of any of their products! I guess I just wanted to give a heads up to everyone and wanted to see if anyone knew more about this!
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I just got an email informing me that Dr's Foster and Smith will be moving to Petco? I love their website for all things animal and I am super confused. No idea if that means they will have all of their things in stores or if they will take down their website and everything will only be on Petco's website? I just hope they won't be getting rid of any of their products! I guess I just wanted to give a heads up to everyone and wanted to see if anyone knew more about this!
They may just be pairing with them, like Chewy did with PetSmart. While Chewy did lose some brands that refuse to sell to big box retailers they actually picked up a lot of other products while still keeping their great customer service. Hopefully Drs Foster & Smith will be the same.
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I'm not sure how I feel about this. They've recently had some excellent sales on some good items that I had to buy, but they never brought them back into stock. I hope they don't change up too much if they did.
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First sign of Merger, Or going out of business? Competition is fierce in the pet industry. Trying to keep prices down as a small business is very hard to do when the Box stores can reduce the prices permanently and still turn a profit. Where the smaller stores can not. I was once told by a shop owner there is a 300 % markup on the Pets they sell, and I would say that went for the supplies also. If they pair with a Box store It may help their bottom line and sales are than split. But this can only last for so long before either one says It's not profitable and the smaller is forced out of business. For Petsmart it was a way to stem the bleeding from their delivery prices, or having to hire full time employees, and large warehouses They let that up to Chewy. It takes away the strain from the bottom line.
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