Pet Age Staff//August 29, 2023
Pet Age Staff //August 29, 2023
Press release: Pet Supplies Plus
Pet Supplies Plus, the largest independent pet franchise in North America with over 700 stores across the U.S., and Wag N’ Wash, the emerging self-wash, grooming and natural pet food franchise, celebrate double-digit growth year-to-date with 41 signed agreements for 71 total stores across both brands. With strong development numbers, the brands are on a positive trajectory to another record-breaking year.
With the US pet industry surpassing $136 billion in 2022, Pet Supplies and Wag N’ Wash are primed for continuous growth with a turnkey franchise opportunity. Although separate entities, the brands are rooted in and operate from the same proven business model and have the billion-dollar backing of 30+ years of franchise and industry experience.
Year-to-date, Pet Supplies Plus has secured 35 signed agreements to open 61 stores. Included within this spike in store count is additional signed agreements with existing multi-unit franchisee group, AVMH Ventures LLC, who joined the system in 2021. After originally signing on for a five-unit agreement, the group has since purchased 23 additional stores across nine states which makes their entity the second largest in the system.
“The AVMH Ventures team are a prime example of how owning multiple locations can reap a variety of benefits – from finances to operations,” shared Nick Russo, chief development and stores officer of Pet Supplies Plus. “Our corporate team provides the blueprint each franchisee needs to find success in their communities, just as AVMH has. We look forward to watching and supporting as they expand their footprint of 28 locations in the coming years.”
While the Pet Supplies Plus brand continues to grow at a rapid rate, Wag N’ Wash is equally as impressive with its growth as an emerging brand.
Since acquiring Wag N’ Wash in February 2022, the brand has doubled in store count with 25 locations currently open and operating and 40 more in various stages of development. This growth is largely a result of having the best in class backing from Pet Supplies Plus, a proven brand that continues to be a leader in the industry.
“When you have billion-dollar buying power, advanced marketing campaigns, supply chain efficiencies and a corporate support team of more than 500, you have the ultimate recipe for success,” Russo added. “We have tried and true practices within Pet Supplies Plus from franchise development efforts to supporting our franchise owners and meeting our neighbors’ needs – and we do it well.”
Next on the horizon for Wag N’ Wash is the grand opening of its first location in our home state of Michigan. Serving as the flagship location, this is a significant milestone as it will bring new jobs to the community.
“We’ve hit an impressive development stride this year, having already opened 40 Pet Supplies and Wag N’ Wash stores,” added Russo. “Our goal is to finish the year with a total of 60 new Pet Supplies Plus stores and 10 Wag N’ Wash locations. I am proud of what we’ve accomplished year-to-date and am confident we’ll continue to be standout brands within the franchising and pet industries.”