Pet Supplies Plus in Livonia, the largest independent pet retailer in North America with more than 640 stores in 40 states, today announced their largest multi-unit operator, US Retail Holdings, signed a deal to purchase 29 Wag N’ Wash stores.
The agreement follows their previous development announcement to open 20 additional Pet Supplies Plus stores over the next five years.
Behind US Retail Holdings is entrepreneurial business partners Aaron Young, Chad Bush, and Doug DeLozier, who collectively have more than 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 four years, the majority of the Wag N’ Wash stores will be opened across Nashville and Dallas, which is where many of their current Pet Supplies Plus stores are located.
Wag N’ Wash 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.
“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 store front.”
Since the Wag N’ Wash acquisition in February, the emerging self-wash, grooming, and natural pet food franchise has secured franchise commitments to double its size over the next four 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.
“We have a fresh vision of the growth markets that are best suited for Wag N’ Wash pet services and which neighborhoods have room for both pet-passionate stores,” says Rowland. “We’re adding our 34-years of pet retail and service learnings into the emerging brands infrastructure to grow its footprint alongside America’s favorite neighborhood pet store.”
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