Pet Supplies Plus’ (PSP) vision to be America’s Favorite Neighborhood Pet Store starts with having a local neighbor own each location. PSP is growing their network of independently owned and operated pet stores through their Independent Pet Store Conversion Program. To date, four pet stores and pet store chains, including Russ Herman’s Pet Savers stores in upstate New York, have partnered with PSP. These owners now realize the benefits of keeping their independence and individuality while “minus-ing” the hassle of merchandising, marketing, IT, supply chain and operations. They now have more time to help their neighbors, build strong store teams and strengthen neighborhood relations. Bill Hannon, who converted his pet store to an independently owned and operated PSP in 2017, saw his sales rise 25 percent in the first year and 15 percent overall in year two. PSP is hosting a complimentary Lunch N’ Learn from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Room W312C for all independent pet store owners who want to learn more. Please text Global to 46777 to RSVP.