Pet Supplies Plus Signs 22 Agreements for 46 New Stores
Pet Supplies Plus (PSP) welcomed 46 franchise store deals through 22 agreements in the first half of 2019.
“We consistently add 30 stores a year, in part because franchise candidates know our tagline, ‘Minus the hassle,’ also refers to our franchise opportunity,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of PSP. “We ‘minus the hassle’ out of business ownership and handle the back-office duties like merchandising, marketing, supply chain, promotions, pricing and managing social media allowing our franchisees to focus on what they love to do: engaging with neighbors and building strong store teams.”
Six existing franchisees signed franchise agreements further investing in the brand. These six current franchise agreements account for 22 of the new store deals, with one franchise group committed to adding 15 more locations.
PSP has attracted franchisees from former corporate positions, military veterans, entrepreneurs and even an independent pet store owner who is converting to become a PSP owner. Four franchise brokers have signed on to open their own Pet Supplies Plus stores.
“The franchise broker community has shown interest and made personal investments in our brand, and that speaks volumes to the credibility of the Pet Supplies Plus franchise offer, corporate support provided and systems we’ve set in place to ensure success in the pet retail industry,” said Rowland.
The newly signed stores will be developed across Texas, Florida, California, Michigan, Kentucky and New Hampshire. With 460 stores open in 33 states, PSP is on track to surpass its goal of adding at least 50 stores by year end.