Livonia, Mich. — The largest multi-unit operator of Pet Supplies Plus, US Retail Holdings, has signed a deal to purchase 29 Wag ‘N Wash stores. This agreement follows their previous development announcement to open 20 additional Pet Supplies Plus stores over the next 5 years.
The entrepreneurs behind US Retail Holdings are Aaron Young, Chad Bush and Doug DeLozier, who collectively have over 60 years of PSP experience and own and operate 49 Pet Supplies Plus stores across Alabama, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and Texas.
Over the next 4 years, the majority of the Wag N’ Wash stores will be opened across Nashville, Tenn., and Dallas, which is where many of their current Pet Supplies Plus stores are located.
“We’re honored that our largest multi-unit and now multi-brand operators see the power of scaling both brands and how each offer a unique experience for the neighbors and their pets,” says Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash. “This allows more neighbors to be served and existing Pet Supplies Plus owners to be first-to-market, with a specialty dog service and retail storefront.”
Since the Wag N’ Wash acquisition in February, the emerging self-wash, grooming and natural pet food, franchise has already secured franchise commitments to double its size over the next 4 years. Prior to US Retail Holdings, the first franchise partners to own both brands were Caitlin Greene, Ryan Greene and Ray Vigneault, who together own 11 Pet Supplies Plus locations and five Wag N’ Wash locations.
While separate entities, the two franchises will operate with the same proven infrastructure of back-end support. This allows both franchise partners to do what they love most, interacting with the neighbors, building strong store teams and delivering on the best local pet service and pet retail experience.
Headquartered in Livonia, Mich., Pet Supplies Plus is a subsidiary of Franchise Group, Inc. and operates more than 640 locations in 40 states. For more information, visit www.petsuppliesplusfranchising.com.
Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, a full-line dog specialty retail destination, provides full-service grooming, self-wash facilities, baked dog treats, natural food, supplements and toys. Today, there are 14 Wag N’ Wash locations open across the nation. For more information, visit www.wagnwashfranchising.com.
SOURCE: Pet Supplies Plus