Press release: Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, the leader in specialty pet retail and grooming with over 200 locations across the U.S., is opening three stores in Florida and one in Texas during June. The company has another 30 or more locations under development, including 12 in Florida and eight in Texas, most set to open later this year. As the pet industry reached another record-setting year at $123.6 billion in sales in 2021, with continued growth projected for 2022, pet product sales and services grew an unprecedented 13.5 percent growth year-over-year, according to the American Pet Products Association.
Franchising has also seen impressive growth over the past years with total output from franchised establishments increasing by 16.3 percent over 2020 figures to nearly $788 billion and rapidly expanded their workforce, adding a record 8.8 percent growth in employment over 2020, according to the International Franchise Association.
Combining the unprecedented growth of the pet industry with the recent impressive gain in the franchising industry has proven to be a magic formula for Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming.
“As first-time store owners, the franchise has been invaluable with their strong support and guidance in getting Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Key Biscayne ready for our Grand Opening event on June 18,” shared owner Francisco Mata, who is co-owner with Fabiola Larach, both residents of Key Biscayne.
Sixty percent of growth of Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming has come from first-time entrepreneurs, with a phenomenal forty percent of present franchisees expanding to additional franchises.
“As a longtime franchising executive, I understand all the advantages franchisors provide new owners and knew that the innovative concept, excellent service, training and support Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming provides would make success much easier to achieve than on our own,” shared co-owner Jim Howe, owner, along with his wife Shelley, of Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Stonebriar in Plano, and the newly opened franchise in McKinney, Texas.
“Over the past 12 months we’ve added over 25 franchises to the Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming family with these four added additions this month in Florida and Texas,” said Paul Allen, CEO of Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming. “We’ve built an amazing team of enthusiastic, passionate and formidable individuals committed to creating unique and customer-friendly neighborhood pet stores that put people and their pets first.”