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Petland on top-ranked franchise list

Entrepreneur® positions Petland on
Franchise 500® list

(Chillicothe, Ohio, January 12, 2015) – Petland is honored to once again be ranked among top-ranked franchises in the United States.

Petland climbed 29 spots this year, ranking 442 overall in the
Entrepreneur® Magazine’s 36th Annual Franchise 500. According to Entrepreneur.com, there are more than 3,000 active franchisors in North America.

“It is an honor to once again be recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 500 franchise concepts in the United States,” said Petland, Inc. President and CEO Joe Watson. “This recognition is a testament to the relevance of the Petland brand and our proprietary operating model.”

Petland, Inc.’s Director of Communication Elizabeth Kunzelman added, “The strength of the Petland franchise system lies within the dedication of our Petland franchisees located around the world.  People from across the globe love pets and the Petland brand is the world leader in pet retail.”

In conducting its annual rating of franchises in the world, Entrepreneur considers numerous factors including financial strength, stability, growth rate and size of the franchise system. Other rating factors include number of years in business, length of time franchising, start-up costs, litigation, percentage of terminations and whether the company provides financing. An independent CPA firm audits financial data. Every company with verifiable data receives a cumulative score. The franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500.

Petland, Inc. is a franchise operation with quality, full service retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and El Salvador.

For more than 45 years, Petland Pet Counselors have been dedicated to matching the right pet with the right person and meeting the needs of both. To its customers who already have pets, Petland is dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond.



Petland was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in south central Ohio. For more information on Petland, visit www.petland.com.