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Freshpet and Petco partner launch fresh pet food subscription
Personalized subscription meal plans brought right to pet owners’ doors
Freshpet and Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc announced an innovative collaboration to produce and deliver fresh, customized subscription meal plans directly to pet owners’ doors. Freshpet Custom Meals are “crafted for optimal nutrition by veterinary nutritionists for dogs,” according to a company release.1
"It's exciting to see the demand for fresh pet food continue to grow," stated Scott Morris, co-founder and president of Freshpet, in the release. "As shoppers seek healthier, real food for their pets, they're also looking for solutions that provide added convenience. Our partnership with Petco allows us to deliver on both – creating customized healthy meal plans delivered to consumers' doorsteps."
Freshpet and Petco have simplified the process of obtaining high-quality food options for pets with this innovation, regardless of how the pet parent likes to shop. Increasing consumer interest in direct-to-doorstep fresh, personalized pet meal plans inspired the creation of Freshpet Custom Meals.
"This exclusive, customized home-delivered product is a breakthrough in the way pet parents can provide their pets with the very best nutrition," added Amy College, Petco chief merchandising officer. "We're thrilled to partner with Freshpet, the leader in fresh pet food, to bring Freshpet Custom Meals to life through our differentiated, seamless omnichannel ecosystem, as part of our ongoing commitment to pets' high-quality nutrition and complete health and wellness."
Pet owners must fill out a short questionnaire on their dog's attributes, sensitivities, and health goals on petco.com to receive a personalized meal plan with specific feeding guidelines based on the pet's breed, age, body type, activity level and more. Pet parents can choose their preferred delivery window for the food to be sent via Petco's delivery services. The subscription meal plan begins at $3 per day.
All Freshpet Custom Meals recipes are made with natural chicken, beef, salmon or eggs, real fruits and vegetables, and never any powdered meat meals or preservatives.1 The meals are gently steam-cooked to retain essential nutrients and kept refrigerated until they arrive at the pet parent's home.
The offering has debuted across 15 states, including California, Texas, Florida and New York, and will be available nationally via petco.com later in the year. Customers can receive a discount that is automatically applied to their first order. Go here to learn more: petco.com/custommeals.
Freshpet and Petco launch exclusive industry-first partnership offering customized fresh pet food subscription delivered directly to pet parents' doors. News release. Freshpet; Petco. March 22, 2023. Accessed March 22, 2023. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/freshpet-and-petco-launch-exclusive-industry-first-partnership-offering-customized-fresh-pet-food-subscription-delivered-directly-to-pet-parents-doors-301778091.html