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Petland

2014 Franchise 500
#471
At a Glance

Products & Services: Pets, pet supplies, pet-related items

Number of Locations: 130

Total Investment: $296.5K - $994K

Founded: 1967

Began Franchising: 1971

About Petland

Starting operations in 1967 in Ohio, Petland sells pets and pet-related merchandise to consumers throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, France, Chile and Israel. Each Petland location sells fish, birds, cats, dogs, small animals, reptiles and the food and accessories needed to care for them.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 73 30 21 6
2012 76 28 20 7
2011 82 39 17 7
2010 103 40 16 4
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $296,500 - $994,000
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $125,000 - $300,000
Operations
10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 18. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3 weeks. At franchisee's location: 3 weeks. In-store training : 1-4 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Customized annual marketing plan

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #471 (2014), #463 (2013), #480 (2012), #445 (2011), #250 (2010),
America's Top Global: #185 (2010),

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