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Featured: Pet Supplies Plus Reports Strong First Half of the Year

In what has been a volatile United States economy over the last decade, there has been one sector serving as a solid backbone for the country—the pet industry. Driven by people who see pets as family members and strive to improve their lives on a daily basis, the industry has accounted for a whopping $66 […]

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Petland, Inc. Awards Store Operators at its 50th Anniversary Trade Show

Petland’s 50th anniversary was recently celebrated at the annual Petland Awards Banquet and Trade Show held in Kissimmee, Florida. Petland, Inc. was the vision of Ed Kunzelman, who took his fishkeeping hobby to the next level by opening a single pet store in Chillicothe, Ohio, on October 21, 1967. The first franchised location opened in […] Read More →

Petland Named a Top International Franchise

Petland has once again been ranked among top-ranked franchises around the world. Entrepreneur magazine released its rankings of the top Global Franchisees, rating Petland #32, up from #190 in 2016. Earlier this year, Petland ranked 188 overall in the Entrepreneur magazine’s 38th Annual Franchise 500, a ranking of North American franchises. “It is an incredible […] Read More →

Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery Set for Texas Expansion

Wag N’ Wash Food & Bakery, a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs that prides itself on having created a community for pet enthusiasts to come and be pet people, is coming to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The 4,800-square-foot store, located at 9138 North Tarrant Parkway in North Richland Hills, Texas, is slated […] Read More →

PetSafe Partners with Retailers to Educate

On a mission to raise awareness about the importance of providing pets with access to fresh, filtered water and the availability of pet fountains to fit any lifestyle, PetSafe brand has partnered with its retailers to promote Pet Hydration Month in stores and online throughout July. “According to a study PetSafe brand conducted in 2015, […] Read More →

Bubbly Paws Expands in Minneapolis

Bubbly Paws, a family-owned, multi-location self-service dog wash and grooming salon founded by Patrycia and Keith Miller, announced plans today to open the fourth location in the Minneapolis market. The retailer has been a fixture in the Minneapolis market since 2011 and currently operates three stores in the area. “We have waited a long time […] Read More →

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The Company of Animals Announces New Rack Merchandising Program

The lead, collar and accessory aisle can sometimes be a cluttered, confusing section in independent pet stores, according to The Company of Animals. In response, the company recently announced the launch of a comprehensive rack merchandising program to catch the attention of shoppers and detail them on the company’s HALTI and Baskerville Ultra Muzzle lines. […] Read More →

Petland Hosts Breeder Tour, Conference for Consulting Veterinarians

Petland Inc. recently hosted a conference and breeder tour for Petland consulting veterinarians around the country. More than 100 people were in attendance for the two-day event in Indianapolis. “It was very productive to get store consulting veterinarians from around the country in one room to talk about what Petland does and to take them […] Read More →

Pet Supplies Plus Opens its 400th Location

Nearly three decades after first setting up shop in suburban Detroit, Pet Supplies Plus has opened its 400th store this May in Coconut Creek, Florida. This marks the 15th store opening this year for the largest pet franchise in the country, with another 40 expected before the end of the year. The company celebrated its 400th […] Read More →

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