As the demand for safe home delivery of quality pet food increases, OSCAR is looking to expand its network of UK franchisees
There’s never been a better time to consider a franchise with OSCAR Pet Foods.
The pet industry is a vibrant growth market and provides an excellent business opportunity. It’s no surprise it attracts significant interest when there is a growing tendency for individuals wanting to work with pets.
Pet ownership boom
Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 3.2 million households have acquired a pet, according to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association.
With the boom in pet ownership, there are now 34 million pets in the UK, including 12 million cats and 12 million dogs, which equates to 17 million households (59 per cent) responsible for a pet’s welfare.
Companion animals have been driving industry sales and that’s a trend that will continue for the foreseeable future.
Fortunately, with 25 years of successful franchising behind it, OSCAR understands that not all franchisees have the same needs.
That’s why the company offers bespoke franchise packages based on choice and flexibility: choice of financial investment and flexible start-up packages that manage expanding knowledge and expertise at a comfortable pace.
OSCAR’s nationwide network of local nutritional advisers delivers an extensive range of nutritious pet foods (including small animal, wild bird and fish food), tasty treats, boredom-busting toys, health care and pet accessories straight to customers’ doors.
When recruiting franchisees, OSCAR looks for honesty, positivity and enthusiasm. That’s because great franchising is all about close franchisor and franchisee relationships.
The company works as a team with its franchisees, sharing a wealth of valuable tips and strategies from the nationwide network to help them on their way.
Customer to franchisee
Wayne McLanaghan owns OSCAR Pet Foods Coventry and Warwickshire.
He says: “Choosing an OSCAR franchise first came about after I was browsing the internet in search of a new business venture to take me into retirement - away from the physically demanding construction industry.
“On my web travels, I landed on the British Franchise Association’s website and while browsing through the company logos an OSCAR logo barked out at me.
“I’d been buying from OSCAR for my dog for some six years, knew my franchisee well and understood the lifestyle he had, so I purchased a greenfield franchise area.
“When it comes to customer sales, what matters most is care and support. Helping customers choose pet food wisely means their pets benefit the most and it’s a joy to be part of that outcome.”
As the demand for safe home delivery of quality pet food increases, OSCAR is looking to expand its network of franchisees across the UK.
If you’re currently considering your career options, self-employment with OSCAR presents a fantastic opportunity to combine a successful business venture with much-needed community support.
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from £8,995 (plus VAT)
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£8,995 (plus VAT)
Janet Walmsley 0800 068 1106