Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Fastest Growing Franchise 2021

While much of the retail sector took a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, pet stores did not—

as proven by Pet Supplies Plus’s newest accolade as one of Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises in 2021, ranking at 61st of 150 Franchises. This is the brand’s second big win with Entrepreneur in 2021 after receiving the publication’s top in category ranking for pet franchises in this year’s Franchise 500 list. This is our 2nd consecutive year winning this award and 7th year winning the Franchise 500 top in category.

The fastest-growing rankings are based on the number of new franchise units added in the United States and Canada from July 2019 to July 2020, as verified by Entrepreneur magazine, with ties broken based on percentage growth.

A Best-in-Show Performance & More To Come.

2020 numbers had our tails wagging, and 2021 looks even better for the leading pet store franchise. We are proud to announce:

  • 500+ locations and still growing
  • 30 new franchise agreements for 49 new stores
  • 70+ new stores on track to open
  • 2,524% year-to-date increase in e-commerce sales

Our Best Friends Are Big Business.

We’ve always fetched the best for pets and the people who love them. From a wide selection of high-quality food and accessories to professional grooming services and friendly expertise, our stores have consistently put customer experience at the center of everything we do. It’s who we are—and it’s a smart business strategy. According to marketing company Acosta’s press release about pet industry growth during COVID-19, pet food sales were up more than six percent in 2020. Colin Stewart, Executive Vice President, Business Intelligence at Acosta, called out shifting consumer demand as a key trend. “As pet ownership continues to soar, retailers should capitalize on industry growth by honing in on their competitive advantages and competing from all directions — price, assortment and convenience,” he said.

What Makes Us The Best Franchise To Own?

At Pet Supplies Plus, we’re way ahead of the game, tracking steady growth based on omni-channel shopping options we launched pre-pandemic. Easy online shipping and speedy curbside pickup and delivery helped ensure our neighbors could get their furry family members the high-quality food, toys and accessories they needed while staying safe during pandemic restrictions.

Pet Store Franchise Owners Love Us.

And it’s not just our relationships with our customers that are strong. We’re happy and humble our Franchise Owners have given us top scores on the Franchise Business Review Franchisee Satisfaction rating list. Pet Supplies Plus Franchise Owner Karl Keller summed it up best: “The quality of people at Pet Supplies Plus is unmatched. I feel like I’ve worked with these people forever. You want to work with people you feel good about.”

Inspired By Our Passion For Pets And Their People  

We value our Franchise Owners and do everything we can to set them up for success. Keller cites our business model as critical to the happiness of our Owners and the communities they serve. “The infrastructure is excellent and allows us to compete and grow in the pet business against other big brand names,” he said. “We have the community base and relationships in our local market. It’s a win-win.”

With 30+ years of pet industry experience and expertise serving pets and their families, we’re ready to help you unleash success in your community. Fill out the form below to speak with our Franchise Development team.