Walmart’s New Pet-Centric Venture Signals a Paw-sitive Shift in Retail Strategy

Walmart is opening a specialized pet services center in Dallas, Georgia, expanding its pet business to include health care and other services alongside its traditional pet product offerings.

This marks Walmart’s entry into a more profitable segment of the pet industry. The center will be staffed by employees from pet care company PetIQ and will serve as a pilot location, with plans for more centers in the future.

According to a Morgan Stanley study, around 40% of the total pet industry revenue comes from services.

Walmart aims to tap into the $35.9 billion pet care and products market, especially as consumers continue to prioritize their pets’ health and well-being. In addition to pet services, Walmart is also launching a subscription-based offering for automated frequent pet food and supply orders.

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