Laura Wilkin joins Petco as EVP, Supply Chain and Inventory

May 22, 2018

Wilkin will lead Petco’s ongoing supply chain transformation, responsible for all of the company’s inventory management operations, including logistics, planning and pricing.

SAN DIEGOMay 22, 2018 -- Petco today announced that Laura Wilkin has joined the national pet specialty retailer as executive vice president of supply chain and inventory. Wilkin will lead Petco’s ongoing supply chain transformation, responsible for all of the company’s inventory management operations, including logistics, planning and pricing. 

“Laura is an accomplished leader with an extensive and impressive retail background, and we’re excited to welcome her to the team,” said Petco CEO Brad Weston. “We’re committed to staying competitive in a rapidly evolving retail landscape and finding new ways to meet the ever-changing needs of modern pet parents. Laura will lead efforts to add capabilities and capacity throughout our supply chain to ensure our customers can get what they want, whenever and wherever they want it.”


With more than 30 years of experience in retail supply chain operations and logistics, Wilkin comes to Petco from Walmart, where she served as senior vice president, logistics and replenishment. 

“I’m thrilled to join the Petco team,” said Wilkin. “This is an exciting time of transformation throughout the retail industry and I’m thrilled to be part of a company that is uniquely positioned for success. Petco is focused on making strategic investments and continuous improvements throughout the business in order to provide only the best experiences for customers in a uniquely emotional category. I’m looking forward to working with this talented leadership team and our supply chain partners to help shape and drive ongoing growth for the company.”

Previously Wilkin led logistics organizations for other retail and apparel companies including Gap Inc., Levi Strauss, Sephora and Gymboree. Laura also provided consulting services to Fortune 500 companies as part of Accenture’s supply chain practice. She holds a bachelor’s degree in decision science from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.  

Wilkin is based at the company’s National Support center in San Diego and will report directly to Weston.

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About Petco and the Petco Foundation

With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that obsesses about delivering health and happy experiences for pets and the people who love them. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,500 Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico; prescription services and pet supplies from the leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs. Foster & Smith; digitally-delivered pet health advice through PetCoach; and The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has invested more than $200 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.

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