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 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.

By Bob Trebilcock, Editor at Large
September 10, 2010 - LM Editorial

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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Bob Trebilcock
Editor at Large

Bob Trebilcock, executive editor, has covered materials handling, technology and supply chain topics for Modern Materials Handling since 1984. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484 and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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