Pet Wants, the Cincinnati-based high-quality pet food and supplies franchise, announces record setting sales for the tenth consecutive month. The impressive streak started in the heart of the pandemic and continues into 2021 with a strong showing in the first quarter.
January and February sales increased year-over-year by 35 percent and 26 percent respectively. March is now the second highest sales month in Pet Wants’ history, only falling short to December 2020.
Pet Wants, which is part of the Strategic Franchising family, provides pet owners with premium, fresh pet food, free of animal by-products and non-nutritious fillers.
“The pet industry exploded in 2020, and we were all curious to see if that momentum would take us into the new year,” said Chris Seman, President of Strategic Franchising. “The Q1 sales numbers show us that Pet Wants continues to be a great investment, and we are really excited about the future.”
Pet Wants added 22 new franchise locations in 2020 and increased its overall sales by 25 percent. The company has ambitious goals in 2021 to add an additional 47 locations as the pet industry continues to grow at a rapid rate. According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans are spending more than $36 billion a year on pet food and treats.
Pet Wants, which originally launched in 2010, was built to provide small batch, slow-cooked, fresh, high-quality pet food delivered to customers through mobile home delivery services and/or retail stores. The company is tapping into the desire of pet owners to feed their dogs and cats the healthiest food possible.
“Americans are adding pets to their families at record rates, and they want these pets to have healthy, long lives,” Seman said. “Pet Wants specializes in healthy, fresh, natural food at an affordable price, and that’s not something you can find everywhere.”
Most pet food is mass produced and can sit in a warehouse for more than a year before it ends up in a pet’s bowl. Pet Wants ships or delivers inventory to customers within three months of the products being prepared because it believes the shorter the shelf life, the better the nutrition. The nutritional value of mass manufactured food can quickly become compromised, especially when manufacturers load the food with undisclosed additives, preservatives and chemicals which can lead to health issues in pets. In the spirit of transparency and upholding its commitment to providing health alternatives to mass produced pet food, Pet Wants lists every ingredient on the label – not one being preservatives or unhealthy chemicals.
Pet Wants is actively searching for franchise owners to join the exciting team and to provide access to quality food to more pet parents throughout the country. Franchise owners have the option of operating a mobile or retail location.