Franchisee Allison Wright on why she jumped at the opportunity to buy her local OSCAR Pet Foods franchise
Starting any new business involves careful research, but with over 12 million households in the UK owning pets and needing support, OSCAR Pet Foods knows there has never been a better time to step into the pet industry.
Due to coronavirus, the pet sector’s ready-made customer base is more in need of reliable, safe home delivery than ever before, and being declared an essential business means the industry has been fortunate to sustain market growth.
We all want certainty. It’s a valuable commodity in our newly uncertain world as we navigate our way through COVD-19. And, as anyone looking to invest in the franchise industry will realise, a silver lining to this pandemic may well be a resale opportunity.
Choosing a strong brand within the sector is key. And, thanks to its nationwide network of established franchises, the temptation to consider OSCAR Pet Foods speaks for itself. The reasons for sale can vary, from retirement to relocating; some of OSCAR’s resales have been franchisees for over 20 years and have become a big part of the OSCAR family.
Unlike a new franchise, a resale provides you with income from day one. And, with existing trading figures at your fingertips, together with seamless customer transfer and valuable vendor insights, your future success is easier to predict.
With over 25 years of successful trading and franchising experience, OSCAR Pet Foods provides a safe platform from which to generate sales whilst enjoying the benefits of strong brand reputation, immediately boosting business credibility through full membership of the British Franchise Association and the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association.
Franchisee Allison Wright from Gateshead, Tyne and Wear says: “I became aware that my local franchisee was advertising his business for sale and without hesitation, I followed up with an enquiry. Clearly I could see that it offered me the flexibility to work around my current commitments but ultimately the opportunity added to my passion for pets.
“I had found confidence in the product and service and that made the process of purchasing my OSCAR business easy. I was also very grateful to have an introduction to existing customers – it was a valuable experience as it gave me a direct opportunity to understand the function of the business and appreciate their needs.”