Why A Top Pet Franchise Leads The Pack This Year.

Franchise Times Top 200+

Without a doubt, 2020 is no ordinary year—but we’re no ordinary pet store franchise. Despite pandemic lockdowns and roller-coaster markets, we’re racking up wins as a top pet franchise to own, including our new ranking of #99 on the Franchise Times Top 200+ list. We have been on the Franchise Times Top 200+ list since 2004.

The Franchise Times 200+ list is an authoritative snapshot of the 200 largest U.S.-based franchise companies as measured by systemwide sales across all company and global franchised units. According to Franchise Times, “the top-ranking 200 brands grew sales by 4.5 percent, a whopping $30.1 billion, for a grand total of $702.9 billion. That represents a slight acceleration from last year, when the top 200 grew sales by 4.2 percent.”

We just keep fetching more awards.

People love their pets, and pet people love us! Our loyal relationships—between us and our Franchise Owners, and between our employees and customers— help keep our list of accolades growing. In addition to our Franchise Times 200+ ranking, we are delighted to share these top honors:

  • #104 of the top 150 franchises on Entrepreneur’s Top Growth Franchises
  • Entrepreneur named us #1 Pet Store Franchise 6 years running
  • Named Entrepreneur Best of the Best in 2020 

A Breed That Goes The Distance.

Yes, there’s a lot going on right now, but our pets have been a bright spot in an otherwise challenging year. In a recent interview on Franchising.com, Pet Supplies Plus CEO Chris Rowland talked about why our pet store franchises are such a good addition to portfolios even in tough times. “We’ve always been a recession-resistant franchise, and our strength and stability during 2020 has only solidified our brand’s track record of success,” Rowland said.

Harnessing People-Powered Passion.

The secret to that ongoing success? Our incredible pet store Franchise Owners who have stepped up to meet the changing needs of our neighbors during the pandemic. Franchise Owners’ and their employees’ commitment to providing the best products, services and overall customer experience is a huge part of everything we’ve achieved. “Retail works when it is powered by passion-driven individuals who genuinely love what they do and who they do it for,” said Rowland.

How Doing What You Love Brings Rewards.

Our Franchise Owners are pet owners and pet lovers themselves—they know the happiness pets bring to everyday life and relish the opportunity to be a part of the community by providing great products and outstanding service to their neighbors. Multi-unit Franchise Owner Paul Bechel says that happy customers are a big part of what he enjoys about the business.

Behind-The-Scenes Franchise Owner Support.

And it’s not just the fun of helping pet lovers that attracts prospective pet store Franchise Owners. Strong corporate support and a proven business model power our growth and resilience.  Rowland says, “One of the reasons pet-passionate candidates are joining Pet Supplies Plus is because of our continuous growth and innovation benefits, both for our locally-owned stores and corporate locations.” Lori Nebel, a Multi-Unit Franchise Owner, couldn’t agree more and loves how smart corporate support helps her spend less time with finicky backend work and more time with the customers –and animals–she cares about.

We Run With The Big Dogs.

From the start of the pandemic, we have been an essential industry and stayed ahead of the pack when it comes to adapting to new and in-demand trends in retail shopping. We offer omni-channel shopping options that include online ordering with curbside pickup to free same/next-day delivery. This speed and flexibility help us compete with major online retailers while solidifying our reputation as the one-stop local destination for devoted pet owners.

Pets are a $75B industry and growing. With our $2.2M AUV and steadily rising consumer demand, there’s never been a better time to invest in a pet store franchise.  With 30+ years of passion for pets and the people who love them, we’re ready to help you unleash success in your community. Don’t miss out to join our award-winning pack!