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21 06, 2022

Pet Supplies Plus Celebrates Launch of OptimPlus™ with “Feed Great, Feel Great” Sweepstakes

2022-06-21T09:07:28-04:00June 21st, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Nation’s Leading Neighborhood Pet Retailer Rolls Out New Private Label Dog and Cat Food Brand, Gifts $15,000 Worth of Prizes.

LIVONIA, Mich.Pet Supplies Plus, the largest and most trusted pet retail franchise in the United States, has launched the addition of OptimPlus™ to their roster of private brand offerings. In conjunction with this launch, Pet Supplies Plus is sponsoring a “Feed Great, Feel Great” sweepstakes for pet parents nationwide with nearly $15,000 worth of prizes.

One grand prize winner will receive a Pet Supplies Plus pet care gift basket valued at $250, a $1,000 Pet Supplies Plus gift card, a one-year supply of OptimPlus and a $500 Spa Finder gift card. Twenty-five additional winners will each receive a $100 Pet Supplies Plus gift card, a $100 Vitamin Shoppe gift card and a three-month supply of OptimPlus.

Starting Sunday, June 19 and running through Sunday, July 31, pet parents can visit the sweepstakes entry page to complete a three-question quiz for a chance to win these prizes. Each entry will automatically receive a discount toward the purchase of OptimPlus products at Pet Supplies Plus.

“We always strive to provide neighbors with quality, wholesome products for their pets,” said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Pet Supplies Plus. “Adding OptimPlus expands the offerings under our brand name, giving pet parents nationwide even more healthy options. We’re also excited to launch this sweepstakes and give the opportunity for our neighbors and their pets to win some great prizes!”

OptimPlus formulas are just as unique as each pet, focusing on their life stage, breed size, health and dietary needs. All varieties of natural dry dog and cat food are made with an enriching blend of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to provide a complete and balanced diet. OptimPlus deliberately selects each ingredient and always puts real animal proteins first. Every formula also contains guaranteed live probiotics to help support healthy digestion, an important part of a pet’s overall wellness.

The addition of OptimPlus allows America’s favorite neighborhood pet store to continue meeting the evolving need of pet parents – further solidifying Pet Supplies Plus as a one-stop shop for quality pet products and food.

Pet Supplies Plus offers a wide array of natural pet foods and a variety of made-in-the-USA pet consumables, including food, treats, rawhide and chews. Set in welcoming neighborhood environments, Pet Supplies Plus team members get to know their neighbors and pets by name at every store. Full-service grooming, self-serve pet wash stations and fresh bakery treats are also available in-store at many locations. Neighbors can now fill prescriptions online and receive home delivery for quality medications and specialty diets. Whether shopping in-store or online, choosing local is easy. For more information, visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

About Pet Supplies Plus

Your neighborhood Pet Supplies Plus has everything you need for your furry, scaly and feathery friends. Our shelves are stocked with the right products, including a wide selection of natural and made in the USA products. Easily find all their favorites at prices you love, whether you shop with us in store or online using free curbside pickup, same-day delivery or Autoship. To help keep your pets happy and healthy, pet prescriptions can be filled online and delivered directly to your door. As the nation’s largest independent pet store with over 620 locations in 40 states and counting, we make shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

13 04, 2022

Pet Supplies Plus Supports National Pet ID Week with Discounts and Free Deals for Pet Owners

2022-04-13T17:58:08-04:00April 13th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

America’s Favorite Neighborhood Pet Store Offers Free Pet ID Tags Nationwide and Discounted Microchipping Services at Select Locations

LIVONIA, Mich.Pet Supplies Plus – the largest and most trusted pet retail franchise in the United States – has announced it will be celebrating this year’s National Pet ID Week from April 17 – 23 with discounts and free deals for pet owners. Neighbors will be offered discounted microchipping services at select locations and free name identification tags with the purchase of a dog or cat collar at all stores. During the promotion, pet owners have the opportunity to receive a $15 microchipping services voucher with any Pet Supplies Plus purchase – making it a fraction of the usual cost.

Throughout National Pet ID Week, select Pet Supplies Plus stores will partner with VIP Petcare, the national veterinary care platform of PetIQ, to offer microchipping vouchers to neighbors with any in-store purchase made April 17 – 23, 2022, while supplies last. Each voucher offers a $15 microchipping service through VIP Petcare and is valid through June 6th, 2022.

In addition, all Pet Supplies Plus locations will offer a free pet ID tag (up to a $10.98 value) with an in-store purchase of any cat or dog collar purchased during National Pet ID Week. To find the nearest Pet Supplies Plus store, neighbors are encouraged to visit www.petsuppliesplus.com/Store. For locations that specifically offer microchipping services and the discounted vouchers, search for locations with VIP Petcare clinics.

The American Humane Association reports that one out of three pets become lost at some point in their lifetime. It is crucial for pet owners to understand their best opportunity to have a pet return home safely is by ensuring they’re microchipped and have an identification tag. Pet Supplies Plus has partnered with VIP Petcare to make this essential procedure more affordable and accessible.

  • Over 9 million companion animals are admitted to shelters in the U.S. every year, and many of these are euthanized because their owners cannot be found.
  • Microchipped pets are 2.5 times more likely to be returned to their owners.
  • Dogs without microchips are returned to their owners about 22% of the time, but microchipped dogs are returned over 50% of the time.

“We view each pet and family in communities across the nation as an extension of our company’s family which is why offering this service is so important to us,” said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Pet Supplies Plus. “We are proud to play a role in ensuring each pet can return home safely if lost and hope this program provides greater awareness about microchipping and pet ID tag services to current and future neighbors.”

Pet Supplies Plus offers a wide array of natural pet foods and a variety of made-in-the-USA pet consumables, including food, treats, rawhide and chews. Set in welcoming neighborhood environments, Pet Supplies Plus team members get to know their neighbors and pets by name at every store. Full-service grooming, self-serve pet wash stations and fresh bakery treats are also available in-store at many locations. Neighbors can now fill prescriptions online, and receive home delivery for quality medications and specialty diets. Whether shopping in-store or online, choosing local is easy. For more information, visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

About PetIQ

PetIQ is a leading pet medication and wellness company delivering a smarter way for pet parents to help their pets live their best lives through convenient access to affordable veterinary products and services. The company engages with customers through more than 60,000 points of distribution across retail and e-commerce channels with its branded distributed medications, which is further supported by its own world-class medications manufacturing facility in Omaha, Nebraska. The company’s national service platform, VIP Petcare, operates in over 3,400 retail partner locations in 41 states providing cost effective and convenient veterinary wellness services. PetIQ believes that pets are an important part of the family and deserve the best products and care we can give them.

About Pet Supplies Plus

Your neighborhood Pet Supplies Plus has everything you need for your furry, scaly and feathery friends. Our shelves are stocked with the right products, including a wide selection of natural and made in the USA products. Easily find all their favorites at prices you love, whether you shop with us in store or online using free curbside pickup, same-day delivery or Autoship. To help keep your pets happy and healthy, pet prescriptions can be filled online and delivered directly to your door. As the nation’s largest independent pet store with over 600 locations in 39 states and counting, we make shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

24 02, 2022

Pet Supplies Plus Acquires Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming

2022-02-24T10:03:20-05:00February 24th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

Prominent Pet Retailer Purchases Emerging Brand to Scale Specialty Retail.

LIVONIA, Mich. — Pet Supplies Plus, (“PSP” or the “Company”) the largest independent pet retailer in North America with over 600 stores in 39 states, announced today it has acquired Wag N’ Wash, an emerging natural pet food, self-wash, and grooming franchise with over 15 locations.

Each brand will continue to operate as separate entities, providing pet product knowledge, personalized service and a distinct playful, local shopping experience in their respective communities. All Wag N’ Wash corporate team members will remain at Wag Central and continue to be instrumental in growing the business.

Pet Supplies Plus offers a convenient selection of services, prescription fulfillment, and a full assortment of pet products for all types of furry, scaly and feathery friends, including live animals, while Wag N’ Wash is mainly centered on self-wash, grooming services, and natural food options primarily for dogs and select cat items. Both franchise systems have healthy unit economics as demand for pet products and services continues to grow and pet parents remain loyal to shopping local.

“The acquisition presents mutual benefits for franchisees, neighbors and guests of both brands,” said Pet Supplies Plus CEO Chris Rowland. “Pet Supplies Plus neighbors will see no change and will continue to receive the same neighborly service and access to all the same products for all types of pets. Wag N’ Wash guests will continue to enjoy this fun and passionate brand’s specialty offerings, but now will have access to an even greater assortment of products.”

Rowland noted that new and existing franchise owners will have the opportunity to open a store under the Wag N’ Wash or Pet Supplies Plus name, depending on what makes most sense for the market.

“Being under the Pet Supplies Plus umbrella company allows Wag N’ Wash to unlock a new level of purchasing power, funding to advance expansion and collective negotiation for strategic placement in territories that may not make sense for a Pet Supplies Plus store,” he said. “Because Wag N’ Wash’s specialty products and services are focused mainly on dogs, Pet Supplies Plus can further develop its presence in current and new markets without interfering with the neighbor’s expectations of our brand.”

Wag N’ Wash Vice President Kristen Risby said the acquisition adds value to all parties involved. “Our owners find joy in serving their communities and pets well,” she said. “Now, they can do this with enhanced resources, such as best-in-class fulfillment and assortment though a collective supply chain, back-office functionality and technology, pricing and cost support and more. It’s a win for everyone from the franchise owners to the guests and their pets.”

Wag N’ Wash original founders Jef Strauss and Dan Remus will remain on for a minimum of two years. “As the pet landscape evolves, this will allow the brand to reach its full potential by reaching more guests at a better pace,” Remus said.

Strauss added, “Culture was very important to us when looking for a partner. Both Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash believes in community, local retail and a fun experience in our stores. This was the right fit. With strong infrastructure behind them, passionate owners can build local relationships and deliver the ultimate experiential retail experience.”

The acquisition supports PSP’s commitment to grow the independent pet specialty channel, while equipping franchisees with best-in-class support to focus on what they love most – fostering relationships at the local level with guests and their pets.

About Wag N’ Wash
Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs, has a mission to recognize, promote and foster the positive impact that companion pets and their humans have on each other. Wag N’ Wash provides fresh-baked dog treats, natural food, supplements, full-service grooming and self-wash facilities and toys. In 2020, Wag N’ Wash was ranked on Denver Business Journal’s Colorado-Based Franchisors List, Franchise Times Top 200+ List and Included on Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchisees List for the third year. Today, there are over 15 Wag N’ Wash locations open across the nation. To learn more about Wag N’ Wash, please visit https://wagnwash.com.

About Pet Supplies Plus

Pet Supplies Plus, a subsidiary of Franchise Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRG), is focused on making it easier to get better products and services for your pet. With over 600 locations in 39 states, the stores have a streamlined design making it easy to navigate a wide assortment of natural pet foods, goods, and services. Additionally, www.petsuppliesplus.com provides neighbors with additional shopping options to better meet their pet-shopping needs.  Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Pet Supplies Plus ranked No. 20 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 43rd Annual Franchise 500® list as of 2022, and is ranked as the Top Full-Service Pet Supplies Franchise for the eighth year running for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate and system size. For more information on Pet Supplies Plus franchise opportunities, visit www.petsuppliesplusfranchising.com.