Petco strengthens the DC network

With its new DC, the pet retailer has reduced its handling costs, bolstered its green transportation initiatives, and fortifies its overall distribution network—all while providing room to grow.

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With more than 76 million cats, 62 million dogs, and 9 million aquarium owners, Americans love pets.

Over the past 45 years, Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. has built a national brand as the place where pets and their owners go, helping more animals to live long and happy lives. Today, the San Diego-based retailer has a footprint in all 50 states, with more than 1,000 stores and a growing e-commerce business.

To support the company’s growth, Petco partnered with TGW Systems to design and implement the materials handling system in its new 506,000 square foot distribution center (DC) in Braselton, Ga. The facility, which went live in June 2008, services 237 stores in 13 states in the Southeastern and Southwestern U.S.

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About the Author

Bob Trebilcock
Bob Trebilcock, editorial director, has covered materials handling, technology, logistics and supply chain topics for nearly 30 years. In addition to Supply Chain Management Review, he is also Executive Editor of Modern Materials Handling. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484.

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