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post #41 of 73 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 12:00 PM
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Highly disappointed 😞 I don't like PetSmart or Petco. Since I found out about Chewy online a few months ago ( actually, it was a member on this forum that had suggested it on someone's thread!) I haven't looked back. I love the cheaper pricing and the fact they sell Fromm. Got my fingers crossed it doesn't change too much or that prices don't inflate.
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post #42 of 73 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 12:36 PM
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Another Sale!

Another Company Sold!

4/18/17
Whitebridge Pet Brands has completed the acquisition of Arthur Dogswell LLC, maker of Dogswell and Nutrisca treats and foods for dogs and cats.
Whitebridge Pet Brands Acquires Dogswell
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This is sadly disappointing. I love Chewy.com. PetSmarts prices are way higher. I'm going to wish its not true, that will help.
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It's funny I saw this pop up on my e-mail this afternoon.

About 10 minutes ago I got a call from Robert @ Chewy!

He told me that he couldn't ship me the Ziwi Peak Beef I ordered b/c they are not carrying it anymore!
I asked if they would be carrying the new 8# Ziwi Beef bags and he said no!!!!!

I told him that MANY people on the germanshepherds.com blog were very upset that the company was sold to Petsmart, and told him to go to the site to read the comments.

He said that he personally asked corporate and they said that Petsmart will not interfere with Chewy for at least 2 years.

Maybe there's hope for at least a short time!

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You can get Ziwi on OnlyNaturalPet.com -- with a coupon code for 15-20% off usually, plus 3% back through Ebates if you click through there.
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You can get Ziwi on OnlyNaturalPet.com -- with a coupon code for 15-20% off usually, plus 3% back through Ebates if you click through there.
Yep, Thanks!

Ordered from them a couple of hours ago.

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Maybe we can all hope that it all falls through!!
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So I know I don't post often anymore but I wanted to shed some light. I've got a good friend who works at Petsmart and they had a whole meeting on it because there are employees who aren't happy with it. This is just from what she told me but Chewy was about to file bankruptcy and go under if Petsmart hadn't aquired the company. According the everything I've read, seen and heard from various sources, Chewy isn't changing at all. They're still run by the same CEO with Petsmart to back them up if necessary. Petsmart simply gets a cut. I'll still be watching for changes but for now, I'm trying to remain optimisitic.
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Aaaaand... the beginning of the end.

Chewy Announcement

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Dear Trusted Partner,

PetSmart has completed its acquisition of the online retailer Chewy.

Upon this acquisition, Chewy no longer meets our Approved Retailers Requirements including the pet specialty component and we are writing to notify you that Chewy’s status as an Approved Retailer has been revoked as a result.

As a result, ORIJEN and ACANA shipments to Chewy will cease as of July 25th, 2017.

Pet specialists have an intimate knowledge of our foods, are committed to providing expert advice, and have played a crucial role in bringing our Biologically Appropriate™ foods to Pet Lovers everywhere.

While Chewy represented a significant portion of online sales in the USA, our commitment to earning trust within the specialty channel is embedded in our vision and remains paramount to us.

We look forward to seeing you at SuperZoo and, on behalf of all of us here at Champion, thank you for your ongoing support of ORIJEN and ACANA.

Sincerely,
Peter Muhlenfeld
Chief Brand Officer
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So I know I don't post often anymore but I wanted to shed some light. I've got a good friend who works at Petsmart and they had a whole meeting on it because there are employees who aren't happy with it. This is just from what she told me but Chewy was about to file bankruptcy and go under if Petsmart hadn't aquired the company. According the everything I've read, seen and heard from various sources, Chewy isn't changing at all. They're still run by the same CEO with Petsmart to back them up if necessary. Petsmart simply gets a cut. I'll still be watching for changes but for now, I'm trying to remain optimisitic.

I'm not sure this makes any sense. If Chewy was about to file bankruptcy, that means they were not making enough money to sustain their current business model.
If what your friend was told is true, Petsmart is going to throw money at Chewy division and be happy????? I doubt that. And what kind of cut can you get out of a company that can't make a dime already? Doesn't make sense.

What could make sense is that Petsmart changes all things Chewy ie: raises prices, adjusts free shipping qualifications and perhaps institutes exclusions, dumps the low volume and low profit items, and markets like a maniac to advance the Chewy name.

Brick and mortar stores are hurting and I'm sure that includes pet stores. Petsmart is just another retailer that needs to get a piece of the online sales.

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