Petvalu has secured prime retail locations in Alberta and Saskatchewan and has established corporate stores in both provinces to gain increased market share with continuing success. We believe in the adage, “If we build it, they will come” and an increasing number of franchise candidates are stepping forward to inquire about the possibility of owing their own Petvalu location as the company raises its profile in Western Canada. “We’ve actually almost sold out the entire stock of corporate inventory available in the Edmonton area in a matter of months, and we might be running into a waiting list scenario by the end of 2013”, states Abby Huizing, sales manager for the two provinces.
Petvalu has seen great success in the neighboring provinces, especially in Manitoba and in British Columbia, where Petvalu operates under the “Bosley’s Pet Foods Plus” trade name. Mark Sonik, Senior Franchise Director at Petvalu believes that this company presents the strongest franchise offer within Canada for pet specialty retail, and the ground floor opportunity available in Alberta and Saskatchewan is very compelling to individuals looking for a solid, recession-resistant business.
The secret sauce throughout Petvalu’s 37 year history and for the company’s continued successful growth is in our corporate culture. Petvalu regards its franchisees as “customers” and works to support them diligently. The staff working at Corporate Head Office, travelling “Franchise Business Consultants” (FBCs) trainers, warehouse personal and Senior Management all subscribe to this view. There is a common thread that we all want to promote Petvalu to achieve the greatest growth possible and keep a strong grip on our substantial market share in the pet specialty segment.
There truly isn’t any other franchise that offers the same opportunities and lifestyle that Petvalu provides to their Franchisees. We have excellent training programs, high level real estate support, and an entire building of marketing experts, along with three large warehouses that work overtime to meet the demands of a busy network. We believe in excellence and we work hard daily to achieve the highest standards possible.