– Advertisement – Melody Richard, vice president of Walmart Pets, declined to share terms of the deals with Petplan and Rover. She said Walmart customers will get unique discounts and perks. Customers can save up to 10% on insurance policies by going through the big-box retailer and will get gift cards for Walmart if they book pet sitting or dog walking through Rover.“We’re focused on bringing our customers and the beloved pets in their lives trusted, convenient and affordable programs at one destination,” she said. “And we’ll continue to focus on that.”Walmart is adding to its pet offerings at a time when more Americans are adopting new dogs, cats and other critters. The pandemic pet boom has also turned chew toys, seasonal costumes and pet supplies into a popular gift-giving category this holiday season.- Advertisement – Even before the pandemic, pet care was a growing market. The U.S. pet care industry is projected to increase from a $53 billion market to about $64 billion over the next four years, according to Jefferies research.That has increased competition between companies that want a bigger slice of the pie, including superstores like PetSmart and Petco, big-box retailers like Walmart and Target and e-commerce players like Chewy.In late October, Chewy launched a telehealth offering that allows customers who subscribe to its AutoShip service to consult with a vet about common concerns. There’s also potential for Walmart and Chewy to gain market share as some specialty pet retailers struggle. Pet Valu announced plans this month to shut down its 358 stores across the U.S. – Advertisement – Along with buying bags of dog and cat food, pet owners can now turn to Walmart to buy insurance and find a sitter for their beloved animals.Starting Thursday, the retailer said it will sell pet insurance from Petplan and connect customers to dog walking and more through Rover. It is launching Walmart Pet Care, a new landing page on its website as a central hub where customers can find its full range of animal products and services.- Advertisement – Walmart estimates that 90 million pet owners shop at its stores and website. Last year, it launched an online pet pharmacy, WalmartPetRX, that sells prescriptions and hundreds of brands for dogs, cats, horses and livestock.By offering multiple services, the retailer hopes pet owners will spend more at its stores. For example, customers who get pet insurance through Walmart may later get pet medications filled at its pharmacy.
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The 35-year-old Yamaguchi had been to a title fight before and lost twice to undefeated star Angela Lee for the ONE women’s atomweight belt.Yamaguchi is aiming for a spectacular showing against Torres, a kind of performance that would propel her back to a title shot.“I think it’s a really great chance to show my skills and make a statement that I want to fight for the title. A finish will make it very clear that I deserve to be next in line,” she said.But it’s easier said than done with Torres also eager to show that she’s worthy to be in the same echelon as the best female fighters in ONE Championship especially after coming off her first loss.“She is strong and physical. I know Jomary Torres because she is good at defying odds,” the Tokyo native said. “She has beaten the likes of Rika Ishige and April Osenio. Definitely, my opponent is so dangerous.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk “My story will not end here. I don’t want to be complacent in this fight. From start to finish, I have to be spectacular,” Yamaguchi added. “Like what I’ve said, I want to be a champion. If I wish to become a champion, I have to beat my opponent in decisive fashion.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison PLAY LIST 01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man00:52China reports first death from mystery pneumonia outbreak02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tobias Harris, Danilo Gallinari help Clippers hold off Pelicans 129-126 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Japanese veteran gets her chance to redeem herself again when she takes on Filipino warrior Jomary Torres in ONE: Destiny of Champions on Friday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Against Torres, Yamaguchi, a former world title contender, won’t be satisfied with just a victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“My dream, goal, and vision to have a world title wrapped around my waist are still alive,” Yamaguchi said“This is another step, or another journey, to elevate my status as a contender for the title.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo from ONE ChampionshipA pair of painful setbacks never discouraged Mei Yamaguchi from reaching her ultimate goal of becoming a world champion.If anything, the heartbreaks inside the cage have made her more determined in her drive to be the best.ADVERTISEMENT read more