There's solid evidence to show that more people are buying pets, spending more on pets, and trading up to higher priced products for their pets. Product categories that didn't exist a few years ago are now wildly successful. Case in point: Americans spent more than $350 million on pet Halloween costumes in 2014! Join Pet Supplies Plus as a franchise owner, and see how all this unprecedented demand can put you in the catbird seat.
The fascination with Halloween dovetails with our passion for pets. Indeed, pet products and services now constitute a $58+ billion industry, up by 4.4% in the past year alone, according to the American Pet Products Association trade organization. Dogs and cats have become part of the American family's inner circle over the past 20 years, sleeping in their own beds, eating food bought specially to help their digestive tracts, drinking purified water and cuddling up in chairs on heated pads made to fend off arthritis. The industry that has grown alongside the popularity of pets, expanding at a steady 4 percent to 6 percent a year since the American Pet Products Association started record-keeping in 1996.
American pets include an estimated 85.8 million cats and 77.8 million dogs. There are also an estimated 14.3 million birds, 7.5 million horses, 95.5 million freshwater fish, 9.5 million saltwater fish, 9.3 million reptiles and 12.4 million small animals.
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"The Management Resource Center is a web based application that acts as a one stop shop for store operations. This is a great tool to help manage and operate the store in a consistent manor. There is everything from operational procedures to merchandise plan-o-grams available at the tip of your fingers."