In uncertain times, one thing is certain: there are no limits on how much people love their pets. Our furry family members power $75B1 in annual sales, and Pet Supplies Plus’ well-established omni-channel shopping options make us one of the best—and most recession-resilient— franchises to own in unsettled markets.
Good instincts and the ability to adapt.
Just like people need groceries, pets need food—and treats, and wellness products, chew toys, and cat condos! Committed to growth, innovation, and strategic capitalization on evergreen demand, Pet Supplies Plus was ahead of the curve in implementing multiple ways to make it quick, simple, and convenient for pet owners to stock up everything they need to keep pets happy and healthy. Our omni-channel shopping options include in-store shopping while observing six feet of separation between neighbors (that’s about two Labrador retrievers!), online ordering with free curbside pickup in two hours, and free same or next day delivery so our neighbors can stay in their comfort zone while shopping. Innovations like these have made us top dog in an already recession-resilient industry.
More pets, more food, more everything.
There’s no better time to own a pet store. According to Petfoodindustry.com, “dog, cat and even hen adoptions soared in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic as people prepared to shelter in place.2” Pet fostering is also booming, as big-hearted animal lovers open their homes to pets displaced by animal shelter closures.
According to Minnesota Public Radio, animal shelters promoted adoption prior to shelter closures. By the time the shelters closed, people adopted more than 300 animals. Similar results happened in New York, Arizona, and California, according to the Washington Post.3 With the vast majority of families working, e-learning, and living at home, people depend on their pets more than ever, for love and companionship, exercise, and fun.
Here to keep tails wagging.
As Entrepreneur magazine’s #1 pet store franchise for six years running, Pet Supplies Plus’ success comes from its loyalty to the community it serves, a community of pet fanatics it loves — and completely understand. We have 30+ years of experience in the pet food industry and a proven track record of franchise owner success, growth, and support. Renowned service, booming demand, and omni-channel shopping options make us uniquely poised to keep us leading the pack no matter what’s going on in the market.
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