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One prominent pet store chain whose growth (or lack thereof), in terms of number of stores in North America, was not necessarily indicative of its overall success was Chillicothe, Ohio-based . While the company did not add any new stores since the last edition of the list, its 117 North American locations still put the Petland franchise within the top 10 (at No. 9) on Top 25 list. What’s more, according to president Joe Watson, Petland saw significant gains in its existing locations.
When it comes to the chain’s flat store count in North America, Watson points to the company’s rigorous franchisee selection process and the complexities of securing capital for new start-ups as overriding factors.
In this regard, Watson points out that the pet industry has “a serious sustainability problem.” Pressure from animal rights groups on regulators, he says, is leading to a drastic decline in pet breeding, which will eventually have serious repercussions for all pet product marketers.
The America’s Coolest Stores Contest highlights the best examples of independent pet businesses throughout the United States. They are judged by a panel of retail experts on the basis of business practices, history, online presence, traditional advertising, interior decor and curb appeal. This inaugural contest in the magazine’s first year of publication saw entries from all across America.
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Americans who buy puppies from pet stores in person or online have long risked the possibility that their adorable pooch came straight from a “,” a facility that breeds dogs en masse in poor conditions.The biggest pet stores have already wised up. Stores like Petsmart and Petco steer clear, partnering with local shelters to promote adoption and making money off pet supplies and pet food instead. Some 6% of the $15.7 billion in Americanpet story industry revenues come from sales of dogs and cats, according to .But activists are finally making strides against what’s become a global business. A new US federal rulein August restricts the growing from Russia, China, and . (pdf) of US states have laws regulating the breeding or sale of puppies, and local municipalities are starting to take steps like in pet stores altogether. The American federal government has added to those efforts by giving the US department of agriculture more oversight of American dog breeders and brokers.The statistic displays the leading pet specialty chains in North America in 2015, based on the number of stores. In that year, San Diego-based PETCO operated 1,433 stores in North America. The total number of pet specialty stores amounted to 5,553.