Woof Gang Bakery to Open New
Stores at Accelerated Pace in 2019
At press time, officials for Woof Gang Bakery, a specialty pet retail and grooming franchise, reported
the company would end 2018 with a milestone 110
franchise locations. In 2019, the company’s goal is to
open a new store every 10 days.
“Woof Gang Bakery receives about 50 qualified
applications for a franchise each month, and our
plan is to cap 2019 new store openings at 36 to enable us to best support new and existing franchises,”
said Paul Allen, president and CEO of Woof Gang
Bakery, which has headquarters in Orlando, Fla.
The 2019 growth strategy is to focus expansion
within several of the 12 states in which the compa-
ny has existing stores to further maximize resources
and leverage brand recognition. The blueprint for
2019 includes 12 new stores in Florida, eight across
Texas, three in Georgia, two in North
Carolina and one in Las Vegas.
Much of the growth in 2019 will
be from existing franchise owners
opening a second or third location.
To support this regional development, the company will open franchise support centers in two markets,
mirroring the infrastructure that exists in the Orlando corporate office.
Woof Gang Bakery is projected
FEEDERS SUPPLY OPENS
to open store number 200 in 2021. This trajectory is
due to an even greater focus on pet-related services
offered within stores, according to the company. In
addition to Woof Gang Grooming, which exists in
nearly every location, specialized services that sat-
isfy customer demand include Woof Gang Wellness
Clinics, Woof Gang Dog Walking and Woof Gang
Dog Massage. These services will be offered in var-
ious combinations throughout new and existing
NEW STORE IN KENTUCKY
Feeders Supply Co. has opened
its 23rd location in Walton, Ky.
“Feeders Supply is thrilled
to bring quality pet food and
products to Walton,” said Pam
Longwell, CEO and president
of Feeders Supply Co. “We
have employed 20 associates
from within the community to
assist pet owners with finding
the best products for all their
pet needs. Nutrition for your
pet is our passion.”
Feeders Supply is dedicated
to carrying a great selection of
premium pet food and an ex-
panded collection of supplies,
said company officials. Each
Feeders Supply associate goes
through extensive training to
help pet owners identify the
right products for their pet.
The newest location features a
self-serve pet wash station and a
permanent adoption area for the
Boone County Animal Shelter.
DOGTOPIA SIGNS DEALS
FOR MORE LOCATIONS,
REPORTS SALES INCREASE
Dogtopia, a nationwide dog
day care, boarding and spa
franchise, ended the third quarter of 2018 with 25 percent year-to-date comparable same-store sales growth
and 37 new units signed. The new centers are a result
of Dogtopia’s nationwide expansion strategy that will
boost growth to more than 400 units by 2021, according
to company officials. Recent franchise agreements will
introduce Dogtopia into new states such as Rhode Island, Ohio, Utah and South Carolina, with a large 12-unit
development deal coming to Florida.
TRUE LEAF EXPANDS GLOBAL RETAIL PRESENCE
True Leaf Medicine International Ltd., a plant-forward
wellness brand for pets and their owners, has surpassed
2,800 retail locations across North America and Europe
and has launched e-commerce direct-to-consumer stores
in three European markets.
True Hemp pet products are now sold in more than
2,800 stores across North America and Europe, representing an increase of 86 percent in the past year, according to officials for the Vernon, British Columbia, Cana-da-based company. True Leaf has partnered with new
distributors in Norway, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland
and Greece to increase its retail presence to 800 stores
across Europe, representing a 100 percent increase in the
past year, officials added.
True Leaf Pet, a division of True Leaf, makes hemp-seed-based products for dogs.
Pet owners in France, Germany and the United Kingdom can now shop for True Leaf Pet products online at
trueleafpet.eu and have them delivered directly to their
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