Pet Supplies Plus, the nation’s largest pet franchise with more than 330 locations in 26 states, announced that it will target California as part of a strategic growth plan in 2016 and grow its base of multi-unit franchise partners.
“This will be a milestone growth strategy for Pet Supplies Plus, as our current westernmost location is in the Denver area,” said David Leonardo, senior vice president of franchising. “There is high demand on the West Coast for a franchise opportunity in pet retail and we are ready for expansion into the open territory.”
In May, Pet Supplies Plus announced a reduction of royalty fees from four percent to two percent for the first 12 months of a new franchise agreement. Following a franchisee’s first year, the royalty fee remains at three percent for the life of the franchise agreement.
“We look forward to partnering with franchise owners in the California market to bring our neighborly, fun and easy to shop retail environments to more enthusiastic pet owners,” Leonardo said.