One of the brightest spots in the retail landscape roller coaster of 2020? Pets! The $75B+ pet industry is boasting unprecedented growth, and we rode that momentum to another huge win as the #1Top Pet Franchise in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list—our 7th year as the best franchise to own in our category. This isn’t the first time we’ve been named top dog. See more about our accolades here.
The Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking is one of the industry’s most buzzed about awards, and competition is fierce. Judging evaluates franchise performance in key areas that include unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. Each franchise receives a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the best scores are the Franchise 500.
What’s The Best Franchise To Own? One That Pivots To Thrive.
Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur Editor-in-Chief, acknowledged the tough road facing franchises as they navigated shifting consumer trends during a global pandemic. “2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but it was also a year of unusual opportunity,” he said, noting that the ability to pivot was key. “Franchises were able to be nimble and innovative, serving the needs of franchisees and customers in ways that will resonate for many years to come. We believe that, when we eventually look back on this time, we’ll see it as a moment when many brands defined themselves for the future.”
We’re Fighting Tooth And Nail To Be The Best Pet Franchise.
Not only are we the Franchise 500 Best in Category, but we also jumped 29 spots from #50 to #21 of best franchises to own. This is a huge jump for us, and we couldn’t do it without our amazing Franchise Owners and their teams. Just like the pets we love, our people are loyal, tenacious and smart—by our side as we adapt to evolving conditions and thrive. Convenient omni-channel ordering and same-day delivery are just a few of the ways we’ve prioritized the changing needs of neighbors and their furry families. What hasn’t changed? Our service-friendly and knowledgeable staff who create great relationships with our community. It’s their passion, enthusiasm and care that makes our stores the go-to destination for pet lovers and their pets.
Pet Supplies Plus CEO Chris Rowland knows it’s our Franchise Owners and their exceptional teams who drive our success. “I’m fortunate to have worked in an industry for 23 years that has passion and excitement every day when we come through the doors,” Rowland said. “The team members are awesome. Our neighbors are amazing. And our franchisees are some of the best in the industry.” Watch the rest of the video here.
How Our People Make A Pet Supplies Plus Franchise Opportunity Extraordinary. The success of our pet franchise brand is driven by 30+ years of experience serving people and the pets they love, and our Franchise Owners recognize our unique commitment to supporting them every step of the way. “The quality of people at Pet Supplies Plus is unmatched,” said Karl Keller, a Multi-Unit Franchise Owner who converted his independent pet stores to Pet Supplies Plus last year. “I feel like I’ve worked with these people forever. You want to work with people you feel good about,” said Keller.
If you’re ready to join a passion-powered pet franchise that helps pets and pet owners live their best possible lives while helping you live yours, join our family today.