Our brand incorporates these important values.
When we first opened in 1988, we had some pretty revolutionary ideas:
- Locate our stores in neighborhoods, so they were convenient to get to.
- Build on a smaller, more efficient footprint (5,500 to 10,500 sq. ft.) to make our stores easier to shop and less expensive to run.
- Locate our stores around distribution centers so that we could offer customers a wider selection at more attractive prices and quicker inventory turns.
Over the years, those ideas have served us well. We can tout our wide array of pet food, supplies and toys, services like grooming, self-service pet washes, and adoptions. But what really sets us apart is the retail experience itself. We're neighborly, we're knowledgeable, and our customers trust our advice.
In 1988, Jack Berry and Harry Shallop had a terrific idea. Veterans of the retail and wholesale grocery trade, Jack and Harry decided to bring supermarket-style convenience and value to the pet food and supply industry.
Jack and Harry's new pet center had all of the nice things that made supermarkets so popular with shoppers. It featured wide aisles with neat well-stocked display shelves, helpful overhead signs, ample parking, convenient hours, a friendly staff and great everyday low prices.
Neighbor's loved Jack and Harry's novel retailing concept. Within five years of opening their first Pet Supplies "Plus" pet center in Redford, Michigan, they had 30 locations. Soon, they were joined by a third partner, Harvey Solway, and the business continued to grow. In September 2010 PSP was bought by a private equity firm called Irving Place Capital. Today, there are over 300 Pet Supplies "Plus" pet centers in 23 states. Our goal is to grow the PSP brand significantly over the next 5-years and beyond.
"The Pet Supplies Plus franchise for us is a great opportunity to become my own boss in a dynamic expanding market into neighborhoods. We found Pet Supplies Plus is run by people very passionate about pets and the industry. Their dedication to the industry has made our adventure with Pet Supplies Plus a successful one. Being competitive is always a major concern; Pet Supplies Plus has been instrumental with ensuring we stay competitive in this dynamic industry. Not only in pricing, but also with new products! For us, Pet Supplies Plus is driving success to us franchisees; so we can deliver it to our neighbors."