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11/08/2021

Pet Supplies Plus in 97 new store commitments

Marianne Wilson
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Pet Supplies Plus has nearly 600 stores in 38 states.

Pet Supplies Plus a robust store development pipeline.

The largest independent pet retailer in North America said it has 97 new store commitments signed year-to-date for 2021.

With nearly 600 locations in 38 states, Pet Supplies Plus stores offer a wide assortment of natural pet foods, goods and services. The company ranked No. 76 in Franchise Times’ most recent “Top 400 Largest U.S. Franchise Systems” report.

Pet Supplies Plus has also grown its footprint through acquisitions. In December, the company announced plans to acquire and rebrand an estimated 40 stores throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia that were previously operated by Pet Valu.

“Entrepreneurs are going all-in to join the pet retail category,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus, Livonia, Mich. “We provide new and existing owners a full support team and franchise model designed to meet all of their purchasing, marketing, and supply chain needs as well as eCommerce capabilities, delivery from store, an Autoship subscription program, and enhanced reward program. Our model allows investors the opportunity to work for themselves in one of the hottest industries, while receiving the support of an experienced, successful franchisor.”

In addition, Pet Supplies Plus recently earned an 820 FUND score through FRANdata, a scoring report to predict the future performance of a franchise system that is publicly available information.  FUND, the franchise credit score, and uses a proprietary scoring model, with a possible 950 points associated, to evaluate 13 credit risk and performance categories of a franchise brand that influence unit-level performance.