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23 01, 2023

Pet Supplies Plus Named Top Franchise in the Pet Category for Nine Consecutive Years by Entrepreneur magazine

2023-01-23T10:59:58-05:00January 23rd, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Pet Retailer Ranked No. 22 in the Franchise 500® Ranking.

LIVONIA, Mich. — Pet Supplies Plus, the largest independent pet franchise in North America with over 660 stores in 41 states, was named top pet franchise for the ninth year in a row by Entrepreneur‘s Franchise 500®, the world’s first and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

The 43rd annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the 2022 Franchise 500® ranks Pet Supplies Plus as No. 22 for its outstanding performance in key areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, support and brand power.

Entrepreneur Editor in Chief Jason Feifer shared that, “The companies named to this year’s list showed us how being resilient, supportive, and nimble can help navigate extraordinary challenges and also underscore the grit and innovation that define entrepreneurship.”

The ranking recognition follows the company’s latest development deals announced last month, which marked 90 signed franchise agreements for Pet Supplies Plus.

Pet Supplies Plus was also included in Franchise Time’s Fast & Serious ranking of 40 Smartest-Growing Franchises.

Pet Supplies Plus acquired Wag N’ Wash in February of 2022, to offer pet parents an unmatched pet grooming and retail experience. Investors can select between two unique business models that both benefit from the same infrastructure support providing best in class purchasing power, supply chain efficiencies and advanced marketing campaigns.

“Pet Supplies Plus has been pet-focused and neighbor-centric since our founding over 30 years ago. We are proud to now offer a second concept with Wag N’ Wash that also offers neighbors pet services with the same best-in-class, retail experience,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash.

To find out more about the franchise opportunities with the lowest royalty fees within the pet category, fill out a ‘get started form’ for Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash to speak with a Franchise Development Director.

About Wag N’ Wash
Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, a full-line dog grooming and self-wash specialty retail destination, 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 full-service grooming, self-wash facilities, baked dog treats, natural food, supplements, 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 14 Wag N’ Wash locations open across the nation. To learn more about Wag N’ Wash, please visit https://www.wagnwashfranchising.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 660 locations in 41 states and counting, 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. 22 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 43rd Annual Franchise 500® list as of 2023, and is ranked as the Top Full-Service Pet Supplies Franchise for the ninth 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.

20 12, 2022

Pet Supplies Plus & Wag N’ Wash on Track to End the Year with Impressive 115+ New Store Agreements in Development

2022-12-20T12:09:29-05:00December 20th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

LIVONIA, Mich. — Pet Supplies Plus, the largest independent pet franchise in North America with over 640 stores in 41 states, and Wag N’ Wash, the emerging self-wash, grooming and natural pet food franchise, have collectively signed 115-plus franchise agreements year to date.

The secured franchise commitments for Pet Supplies Plus include a 50/50 mix of existing owners who realize the recession-resilient value of this franchise and brand-new franchisees who are attracted by the simplified retail model and consistent growth. The companies also welcomed the first dual-branded multi-unit agreement, which will be for two Pet Supplies Plus stores and one Wag N’ Wash location.

“As pet spending continues to rise, franchise candidates are seeking to invest with our strong growth brands featuring the lowest royalty fees within the pet industry, a transparent Item 19 and best-in-class corporate support,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash. “We have a unique offering of two distinguished brands and investors are taking note of the benefits both bring to an expanding portfolio.”

Lenders are also adamant on financial transparency. Pet Supplies Plus earned a 900 FUND score through FRANdata, placing it in the top 5 of all franchise concepts analyzed. The FUND score is a proprietary scoring model, with a possible 950 points associated, to evaluate 13 credit risk and performance categories of a franchise brand that influence unit level performance. It uses lender-defined credit risk categories with associated methodologies and algorithms to analyze franchise systems.

While separate entities, the two franchises share the same proven infrastructure of back-end support including billion-dollar buying power, advanced marketing initiatives and supply-chain efficiencies. In addition, franchise owners not only benefit from being a part of the ever-growing pet retail industry with $120+ billion in sales in ’22 alone but also from interacting with their neighbors and their pets to deliver the best high-touch, local pet service and retail experience.

“From our full-service, legacy brand to our up-and-coming dog wash and grooming franchise, we offer simplified business models to grow alongside the rapidly growing service category,” added Rowland. “We have the lowest royalty fees in the pet franchise industry, impressive AUVs, and provide those who seek to join the growing pet category with experienced retail and pet service franchisors who stay committed to quality services and products for pets to position us for strong growth for years to come.”

About Wag N’ Wash
Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, a full-line dog grooming and self-wash specialty retail destination, 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 full-service grooming, self-wash facilities, baked dog treats, natural food, supplements, 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 14 Wag N’ Wash locations open across the nation. To learn more about Wag N’ Wash, please visit https://www.wagnwashfranchising.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 640 locations in 41 states and counting, 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.

7 11, 2022

$50,000 Donated to Patriot PAWS by Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance® in Honor of Veterans Day

2022-11-07T23:35:50-05:00November 7th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Largest Pet Retail Franchise and Premium Pet Food Maker Help Provide Service Dogs to Deserving Veterans.

DALLAS — Pet Supplies Plus, the largest and most trusted pet retail franchise has once again joined forces with Natural Balance® to raise awareness about the profound impact Service Dogs have on America’s servicemen and women. Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance continue their national partnership with a donation of $50,000 to Patriot PAWS Service Dogs, a non-profit that trains and provides Service Dogs for disabled Veterans, at no cost. Pet Supplies Plus hosted a check presentation at their location in Dallas, Texas on November 3rd.

In honor of Veterans Day, any purchase of Natural Balance products made at a Pet Supplies Plus store through November 27 will support the $50,000 donation to Patriot PAWS Service Dogs. With this donation, Patriot PAWS will provide Service Dogs free of charge to disabled American Veterans to help restore and maintain their physical and emotional independence.

“This has become an annual initiative for Pet Supplies Plus and one that is near and dear to our hearts,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus. “Patriot PAWS makes such a huge impact and we’re proud to make this contribution alongside Natural Balance so Veterans can be paired with service dogs at no cost.”

The check presentation was held at the Pet Supplies Plus of Dallas-Medallion, located at 6464 E. Northwest Highway, on November 3. Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance presented the check together to Patriot PAWS joined by Patriot PAWS’ Founder & Executive Director, Lori Stevens, Development Coordinator, Marissa Pittman, Development Coordinator, Sarah Mathers and Patriot PAWS Service Dog, Pierce.

“We are incredibly grateful to our friends at Natural Balance and Pet Supplies Plus,” said Patriot PAWS Founder Lori Stevens. “because of this generous donation, we are able to continue saving the lives of those who served our great nation.”

Patriot PAWS works to train and provide Service Dogs for Veterans at no cost. Their mission allows for Veterans to continue to be positively impacted by Service Dogs without the costs of training, which is around $35,000 per dog. With the help of donors, volunteers, and training programs, Patriot PAWS is able to eliminate the entire cost for Veterans. With the current demand, and the additional impact of the pandemic, the work that Patriot PAWS does is even more essential to well-being of Veterans.

Founded in 2006 by professional dog trainer, Lori Stevens, Patriot PAWS aims to train and place Service Dogs with disabled Veterans, and others, that suffer from Mobile Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injuries and / or Post-Traumatic Stress.  As of Fall of 2022, Patriot PAWS has placed over 400 dogs from their program. Patriot PAWS can house up to 25 Service Dogs at their Rockwall Campus and the rest dispersed throughout their various programs, which include the Texas A&M Student Led Puppy Raiser Program, their local DFW Puppy Raiser Program, and their partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice where inmates in three prison units train Service Dogs. The organization continues to remain focused on their mission, and with the help of Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance, expects to be able to make a handful of additional placements by the end of the year.

“Natural Balance is incredibly proud to once again partner with Pet Supplies Plus to support Patriot PAWS,” said Darcy Hagan, Vice President of Sales of Natural Balance. “Being able to help provide a trained service dog to a Veteran in need could not be more rewarding.  Thank you to Patriot PAWS for their great work.”

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 630 locations in 40 states and counting, we make shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

About Natural Balance®

Founded in 1989, Natural Balance is a leading premium pet food brand specializing in high-quality dog and cat food products sold exclusively through pet specialty and eCommerce channels. Natural Balance, a pioneer in the limited ingredient category, has a 30+ year history in creating complete and balanced recipes. In 2021, Natural Balance became an independent and privately held company. For more information on Natural Balance, please visit www.naturalbalanceinc.com.

About Patriot PAWS Service Dogs

The mission of Patriot PAWS is to train and provide Service Dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American Veterans and others with mobile disabilities in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence. Patriot PAWS intends to build partnerships with state and community organizations to help develop and support this goal. For more information on Patriot PAWS Service Dogs, please visit www.patriotpaws.org.

23 08, 2022

Pet Supplies Plus Announces Winner of OptimPlus™ “Feed Great, Feel Great” Sweepstakes and Makes Donation to Deserving Local Pet Shelter

2022-08-23T09:41:04-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Largest Pet Retail Franchise Gifts $15,000 Worth of Prizes to Winners Nationwide, Donates $5,000 of Merchandise to Jacksonville Humane Society.

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

Out of more than 60,000 entrants, the grand prize winner was a Los Angeles area-resident who 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 nationwide each received a $100 Pet Supplies Plus gift card, a $100 Vitamin Shoppe gift card and a three-month supply of OptimPlus.  

As part of the new brand launch, Pet Supplies Plus also conducted a nomination-based contest on their social platforms. The contest was tied to “Feed a Rescue Pet Week” and neighbors were encouraged to nominate a local animal shelter or rescue to win $5,000 worth of products, including OptimPlus food, to help support their organization. Of the more than 4,000 nominations received, the selected winner is the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS), who cares for thousands of dogs and cats each year, and offers a variety of programs including adoption, lost pet resources, training classes and more.

“This donation came at the very best time,” said Denise Deisler, CEO of the Jacksonville Humane Society. “JHS is proud to support many families every week with our pet food pantry, but we can also do so with the generous support of friends like Pet Supplies Plus. Sometimes the difference between a pet entering a shelter and staying with their family is just one bag of food. This donation will help keep pets happy, healthy and at home!”

“I’d like to congratulate all of the sweepstakes winners and Jacksonville Humane Society as the winner of our ‘Feed a Rescue Pet Week’ social media giveaway,” said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Pet Supplies Plus. “We are honored to be able to gift $15,000 worth of prizes to neighbors nationwide and make a donation to JHS to support their food pantry. Pet Supplies Plus is excited about the positive response surrounding the OptimPlus launch and will continue to provide quality, affordable options to pet parents everywhere.”

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. 

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, Pet Supplies Plus makes choosing local 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 630 locations in 40 states and counting, we make shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

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.