Do micro distribution points (AKA stores) give Petco an edge over Chewy and Amazon?
Petco believes its expansive store base not only offers differentiation against its online competitors, including Chewy and Amazon.com, but will ultimately help accelerate its online growth.

“Our structural advantage of 1,453 micro distribution points through our Pet Care Centers is a strategic differentiator versus pure-play online competitors,” said Ron Coughlin, chairman and CEO, last week on its first quarter investor call. “We can get to the customer faster for lower cost than shipping from a DC.”...
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RSK: This is not such an advantage to me as a pet owner. I go for product choices and availability and buy from the Company that has what I want...

Ken Notes: This will be interesting to watch, online vs. brick and mortar will continue to seek a balance. I believe we will return to the 60`s with an Amozon "catalogue store" in every community. Order online. pick up downtown...



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