Retail Radar: Petco Partners; Ace Thinks Beyond Hardware

The past week's retail news included strategies to appeal to budget shoppers and a fresh pet food partnership.
Petco Freshpet

Path to Purchase Institute members get access to regularly updated retailer profiles. The past week's news included an exclusive partnership designed to appeal to pet lovers, and ways retailers are reaching shoppers who are looking to stretch their dollars.

Petco Partnership

The retailer has teamed with Freshpet to launch a subscription service and line of custom meals designed for cats and dogs delivered via Petco.

Walmart Clean Beauty

In response to growing consumer interest in clean beauty, skincare and haircare, the retailer has created a dedicated page with hundreds of SKUs to cater to shoppers who want products that meet specific demands, from being free of certain ingredients or manufactured with an eye toward sustainability.

Sustainability on Deck

Several retailers are getting a head start on Earth Month in April, with Publix, for example, devoting employee volunteer hours to local green efforts.

Ace is the Place

Ace Hardware just held its spring convention, and here's one key takeaway: Hardware and home improvement retailers are diversifying their product offerings.

All-Enticing Dollar

With shoppers tightening their belts, retailers are focusing on lower priced options and private labels — including Dollar General bulking up dollar bins and Walmart offering Easter fare at 2022 prices.