Petland has once again been ranked among the top global franchises around the world by Entrepreneur magazine. This year, Petland ranked No. 14, staying in the top 25 for three consecutive years and climbing 10 places over last year.
Earlier this year, Petland ranked 118 overall in Entrepreneur magazine’s 39th Annual Franchise 500, climbing 50 spots in a ranking of North American franchises.
“The love for pets and the joy of the human-animal bond is celebrated around the world,” says Petland Inc. President and CEO Joe Watson. “In our global endeavors, we have found that our unique proprietary operating model is welcomed and embraced. We are honored to be recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a top franchise across the globe and ranked with the likes of McDonalds, RE/MAX, KFC, and ACE Hardware.”
International growth at Petland has been at a record high. Petland opened its first location in the Middle East in May 2019. The store, located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, features a complete line of great pets and pet supplies and many other unique items for the welfare of animals that have never before been available in the Middle East. The master franchise agreement for Saudi Arabia includes rights to develop stores in United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Lebanon, Kuwait and Bahrain. The master franchisees are currently planning another location in Jeddah and also in Riyadh.
Petland Brazil continues to focus their accelerated growth on opening new locations while also working a conversion model that includes independent pet store operators joining the Petland franchise. Locations in Brazil feature pets, pet supplies and grooming and bathing services.
Petland has also opened new stores in South Africa, Mexico, and Canada over the last year, raising the total number of international stores to 144.
“Petland Pet Counselors around the world provide an educational experience that teaches guests about pets and pet care,” says Steve Huggins, Petland Inc.’s VP of business development. “We continue to look for new master franchise partners to join the Petland family as we work to expand into additional countries.”
In conducting its rating of franchises around the world, Entrepreneur considers numerous factors, including the company’s Franchise 500 ranking, which determines a score based on such things as financial strength, stability, growth rate and size of the franchise system. The Franchise 500 ranking is then compared with international size and growth of the franchise to determine the global rank.