Thursday, November 15, 2018

Petco is "Turning Our Back On Artificial Food"

No, I am not being paid to share this, and I am hoping I am not going to be in trouble for sharing verbatim what Petco posted on their site. Petco has always been our "go to" Pet store because Cody was adopted at an adoption drive there in 2007, now we have another reason to love them!



November 13, 2018:
Since joining Petco as CEO earlier this year, I've seen first-hand just how special the bond between people and pets can be.
Here at Petco, pets are unquestionably part of our families. If you're reading this letter, chances are you agree. My 10-year-old lab, Yummy, is 75 pounds of pure love and I would do just about anything to keep him healthy, happy and by my side, tail wagging, for as long as possible.
I'm proud to lead a company that's been putting pets first for more than 50 years. And when you love pets as much as we do, you always want to do more. To be better.
That's why we're introducing new standards for nutrition at Petco.
Today, we're making a commitment to not sell dog or cat food and treats with artificial colors, flavors or preservatives – making us the first and only major retailer of pet food to take a stand against such ingredients. We'll start removing products that don't meet our new standards in January 2019, and complete the process by May.
We're raising the bar and stepping out ahead of the industry. Not because it's an easy thing to do, but because we believe it's the right thing to do.
Our goal is better health and wellness for the pets we all love. And setting new standards for nutrition is just the beginning.
Because at the end of the day, we believe if it's good for pets, it's good for us.
Learn more at petco.com/betternutrition. And thank you for joining us on this journey.



 
Ron Coughlin, CEO of Petco

20 comments:

  1. Will they lose more business than they gain is the question? Guess we will find out.

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  2. I should be interesting to see what starts disappearing off the shelves starting in January!

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    1. Praying Dakota's beloved Greenies bones aren't removed, if so...I will have to be a bad Mama and buy them somewhere else because he will lose his mind if he doesn't get his daily Greenies Bone!

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  3. Well, that is good news. I wonder what they will choose to get rid of. PetCo seems to be struggling in our area, maybe this will help them.

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  4. I think they will be far more trusted now. Excellent.

    Have a purrfect day, Cody. My best to your wonderful and smart mom. ♥

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  5. Wow, that's pretty interesting! Kudos to Petco!

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  6. I saw their ad on tv yesterday. It will be interesting to watch this develop.

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    1. oh that's great!! I haven't seen it on TV yet, this came to me via email (probably because I order Greenies bones for Dakota every month...uh oh....hoping those aren't gone or Dakota will lose his mind lol)

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  7. Yep, ya gotta love that, hooray for Petco!

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  8. Reading this letter from the CEO made me smile. For so many years activists have been trying to shed light on the lack of quality ingredients in many commercial pet food stores. This is wonderful news and so happy to see a large corporation take a stand and do what is ethical in the best interest of our furkids.

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  9. Woo hoo for Petco! That's a big step, and it'll be interesting to follow up on this. What a big step in a new direction.

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  10. Wow! We think this is awesome, and hope it works out well and sets an example for others to follow!

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  11. Dat is pawesome!! I has to get my food from Chewy cause Petco quit selling mine but Mama switched Matt two months ago to their Whole Hearted Chicken & Rice and him loves it.

    xoxo,
    Matilda (& Matt)

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  12. NOT before time either!!! Good for them. Too long have manufacturers blamed owners for over feeding (some of which is true) when they themselves fill the food with high carbs grains etc all for profit and against welfare needs.
    Thanks for sharing. NOW UK needs to follow suit.
    ERin

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