Giant Eagle expands pet pharmacy options with Allivet partnership
Giant Eagle is a regional grocery chain that operates more than 400 retail locations with stores in Pennsylvania, where it’s headquartered, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Maryland.
"Allivet is a trusted pet-pharmacy solution provider," said Jim Tsipakis, Giant Eagle pharmacy's executive vice president, in the release. "Through this partnership, Giant Eagle Pharmacy will make access to pet medications and supplies for our guests more convenient than ever."
The market for pet goods in the U.S. is lucrative and growing. Last year, consumers in the U.S. spent $136.8 billion on products and services related to their pets, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA). That’s up from $90.5 billion spent four years earlier, in 2018. This year, the APPA projects net sales in the category will reach $143.6 billion, with $62.7 billion spent on food and treats; $32.1 billion spent on supplies, live animals and over-the-counter medication; $37 billion on veterinary care and products and $11.8 billion on other related services.