Costco, the nation’s largest retailer of dog food and pet food, is about to start selling some of its products through Walmart’s online marketplace.
Walmart has been the main buyer of dog foods since 2007, but Costco has taken over the role.
Walmart announced that it will begin selling Costco dog food on Nov. 1, but the Costco deal doesn’t cover all of its dog products, including some of the dog foods sold by the grocery giant, including Kroger, Whole Foods and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Costco says it plans to continue selling dog food through Walmart until Dec. 31, 2021.
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Walmart and Costco are still negotiating on a deal that would give the companies exclusive rights to sell dog food.
Kroger said it plans not to sell Costco dog foods on Walmart’s platform until 2020.
The deals were announced Tuesday at a news conference at Costco’s corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
In a statement, Walmart said that “we have always valued Costco’s brand and dedication to the dogs and pets of America.
We have not made any decisions regarding the sale of dog products from the Costco brand.”
Walmart says it has been offering its dog foods through Costco since 2007 and Kroger began selling them in 2016.
Krogers website states that its dog food brands include Chow, Goldie, and Lucky.
Costco said that its pet food brands will remain available through the end of the year.
The Costco deal will be part of a larger deal announced Monday by Walmart that includes Costco and Petco at a retail store in Florida.
Walmart is planning to add two pet stores to its stores in Florida as part of the deal.
Krogest has about 12,000 stores worldwide.
In addition to Kroger and Costco, Walmart also owns the Walgreens grocery chain and other retailers, including Sears, Home Depot and Sears Holdings.