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U.S. Pet Market Focus 2018: Walmart as a Competitor -


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Pet Market Focus: Walmart as Competitor"
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With its investment in click-and-collect, Walmart is helping to move the
retail industry further toward its onmi-channel destiny. The aggressive
push has already helped invigorate company sales, putting
brick-and-mortar and internet competitors on notice. If it works for
groceries, it can work for pet food and supplies.

Already, more pet owners purchase from Walmart than any other retailer.
The company maintains a sizable in-store lead, and it is the third-most
used online pet products and supplies retailer. Further expansion into
veterinary services is likely, giving it additional in-store service
ammunition that builds on its one-stop shopping proposition.

As it builds its online and omni-channel expertise and, if it devotes
more attention to private label pet products, Walmart will be an even
fiercer competitor than it is today. And yet Walmart also has pet
product and supplies competitive weaknesses, where competitors have
relative strengths.

This report gives industry participants needed insight into the national
largest retailer's pet product and supplies strengths and weaknesses,
framing them within the context of key pet product and supplies
competitors. The report is part of a four-part series on Walmart Inc.,
inclusive of Walmart U.S. and Sam's Club.

This report assesses Walmart pet products and services initiatives and
trends within the context of the broader pet products and services
market. It focuses on omni-channel (online, in-store, and aggregated)
consumer pet products/supplies purchasing trends over time, and includes
analysis of click-and-collect, subscription, and private label uptake.
In each case, emphasis is place on Walmart, with comparative metrics
provided for other major retailers.

The report also identifies the factors pet products/supplies purchasers
deem important to choosing one pet products/supplies provider over
another, with comparative analysis of Walmart users vs. those who use
other major retailers. Scope of analysis includes factors related to
price, convenience, brands and selection, online/omni-channel ordering,
and staff/in-store services.

Companies Featured

  • Costco
  • Kroger
  • Ol' Roy
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Sam's Club
  • Target
  • Walmart

Key Topics Covered

1. Executive Summary

1.1. Introduction

2. Walmart as a Pet Market Competitor

2.1. Walmart Overview

3. The Walmart Pet Products Shopper

3.1. Shopper Overview

3.2. Overview: Why Consumers Choose Walmart for Pet Care Shopping

4. Retail, Internet, and Omnichannel

4.1. Retail Store Competition

4.2. Omnichannel Competition

5. Growth of Retailer Pet Services

5.1. Services as Omnichannel Advantage

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