Pet Supplies Plus has added 15 new franchisees to their system with a total of 19 new locations so far in 2015. Newly signed agreements will bring the neighborhood pet stores to new and underserved markets including Nashville, Atlanta, Houston, Jacksonville and Denver.
“We are looking forward to expanding our unique shopping experience to new markets and bring more convenient locations to pet owners in our current areas,” said CEO Chris Rowland. “While we grow, we are focusing on building the proper infrastructure along with it to ensure that we are not just opening new stores, but we are growing the right way and will continue to deliver the best experience and products to our customers.”
A recently signed franchise deal inked in the Denver market will mark the westernmost Pet Supplies Plus location. Company executives expect the brand’s targeted growth strategy in Denver will bring 10 new stores to the market over the next five years. For continued expansion, Pet Supplies Plus is also currently seeking qualified single and multi-unit owners in Atlanta, Houston, Memphis, Minneapolis, Nashville, Raleigh, St. Louis and Tampa.
To break down barriers for potential franchisees, earlier this year Pet Supplies Plus reduced royalty fees from 4 percent to 2 percent for the first 12 months of a new franchise agreement. Following a franchisee’s first year, the royalty fee will remain at 3 percent for the life of the franchise agreement.
Pet Supplies Plus has more than 300 locations in 25 states.