Press release: Pet Supplies Plus
Pet Supplies Plus, the nation’s leading, full-service pet retail company, celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the-art distribution center on Friday, May 19. Located at 122 Palmetto Commerce Parkway in Orangeburg, the new center is a milestone achievement for the franchise company and for South Carolina. Present at the grand opening celebration were: Chris Rowland, president and CEO of Pet Supplies Plus; Johnnie Wright, Sr., chairman of the Orangeburg City Council; Kenneth Middleton, chairman of the Orangeburg County Development Commission, among others. The grand opening included a ribbon cutting ceremony, remarks from Rowland and Wright and had more than 100 people in attendance.
The new 534,700-square-foot distribution center is part of the company’s $54 million investment that was announced last summer, further expanding its distribution capabilities across the Southeast. With over 700 store locations across 42 states combined, the new distribution center will service Pet Supplies Plus stores as well as its recently acquired company, Wag N’ Wash stores.
“Opening our fourth distribution center in the U.S. is a pivotal moment for our brand, and one our team and the community of Orangeburg alike is thrilled about,” said Chris Rowland, president and CEO of Pet Supplies Plus. “While we grow on a national scale, we prioritize being engrained in each community we’re a part of. This will remain evident with the distribution center as we provide hundreds of jobs to those in South Carolina.”
As Pet Supplies Plus continues to grow at rapid rates across the country, the distribution center will fill a crucial role in fulfilling consumer needs in stores. While a pivotal growth point for the franchise, Orangeburg County and South Carolina overall will also reap benefits. Once fully staffed, the distribution center will create more than 275 full- and part-time jobs.
“We are excited to celebrate the newest addition to Orangeburg County with the grand opening of the Pet Supplies Plus distribution center,” added Johnnie Wright, Sr., chairman of the Orangeburg City Council. “We are grateful to Pet Supplies Plus for selecting our community and the Shamrock Commerce Park for their newest distribution center and for creating great employment opportunities for our citizens. We look forward to having the brand become a part of our community.”
Founded in 1988, Pet Supplies Plus, a subsidiary of Franchise Group, Inc., is the largest independent pet store in the United States, offering customers a wide selection of natural pet foods, goods and services. Located in 42 states, Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash have over 700 retail stores across the country.o