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Like any business, the first couple years can be challenging. Hiring new staff, building a reputation, and new expenses can all impact the bottom line. While Pet Valu sets their ongoing royalty fees at six percent. Global Pet Foods applies a variable rate based on your previous year’s sales. This allows you to reduce your overhead, and reinvest in your business.

Unlike Pet Valu and many other major national franchise chains, Global Pet Foods does not centralize distribution meaning that, for the vast majority of products, Global Franchisees are not required to order from the Franchisor. Instead, Global Franchisees are able to order directly from a large list of pre-approved distributors. This gives Global Franchisees greater flexibility to tailor their inventory mix to their specific communities and carry products that they believe in.

Global Pet Foods has created a network of approved third-party suppliers. Each of these have been chosen for their product selection and quality. In total, every Global Pet Foods franchisee has access to over 100,000 products with the flexibility to carry those that best meet the needs of their local community.

In addition, Global Pet Foods franchisees have the freedom to purchase non-consumable items from other suppliers.

When a franchiser controls the products that a franchisee can purchase, they can also control the price. This is the business model that many franchises follow, including Pet Valu.

Product Diversity

Global Pet Foods

Pet Valu

Franchise Fee

$30,000

$30,000

Royalty Structure

Variable. Minumum of 2.5%

6.00%

Promo Fund

2.50%

2.50%

Available Inv. SKUs

100,000+

7,000+

AIR MILES® Reward Miles Partnership

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100% Canadian Owned

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Ongoing Support

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Training

4 Weeks

3 Weeks

Grand Opening Support

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Operating Since

1976

1976

Canadian owned and operated since 1976

100%

Locations across Canada

200+

Market leader in a $10 billion dollar industry

$10 Bn

Award winning franchise system

5 Star

Franchisee support that fits your community’s pet supply needs

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Canada wide opportunities for multi-unit franchise ownership

Wide product mix catering to cats, dogs and other domestic animals

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Entrepreneurial freedom to run your business your way

City

Population

Beaumont

22,363

Brooks

26,927

Calgary

1,572,100

Camrose

20,037

Chestmere

23,729

Edmonton

1,511,080

Fort McMurray

78,625

Fort Saskatchewan

28,928

Lethbridge

92,729

Lloydminster

37,664

Medicine Hat

81,899

Okotoks

32,900

Spruce Grove

41,217

Stony Plain

19,364

ALBERTA

4,538,100

Abbotsford

158,027

Campbell River

41,699

Chilliwack

114,505

Courtenay

45,018

Cranbrook

28,023

Delta

108,736

Duncan

23,278

Fort St John

30,951

Kamloops

115,022

Kelowna

218,751

Mission

43,278

Nanaimo

115,766

Parksville

30,944

Penticton

46,748

Port Alberni

26,427

Prince George

65,510

Vancouver

2,702,690

Vernon

66,479

Victoria

405,064

White Rock

21,300

BRITISH COLUMBIA

5,090,720

Corner Brook

32,659

Gander

13,984

Grand Falls-Windsor

14,729

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

538,124

City

Population

Amherstburg

21,936

Chatham

43,550 

Cornwall

62,882

Elliot Lake

11,372

Essex

20,427

Kapuskasing

8,285

Kenora

15,096

Kingsville

21,552

LaSalle

30,180

Leamington

27,595

North Bay

72,840

Parry Sound

6,408

Pembroke

23,856

Sarnia

99,986

Sault Ste. Marie

80,190

Simcoe

13,922

Strathroy

20,867

Sudbury

88,054

Temiskaming Shores

9,634

Thunder Bay

126,723

Tillsonburg

15,872

Timmins

42,520

Windsor

352,283

ONTARIO

14,635,100

Winnipeg

859,506

Brandon

63,570

Portage la Prairie

14,248

Selkirk

11,203

Steinbach

18,485

Thompson

14,235

MANITOBA

1,397,980

Estevan

14,174

Lloydminster

37,664

Martensville

11,869

Moose Jaw

37,502

North Battleford

20,420

Prince Albert

47,161

Regina

270,800

Saskatoon

338,620

Swift Current

20,134

Warman

13,390

Weyburn

11,588

Yorkton

20,084

SASKATCHEWAN

1,210,030

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Yellowknife

21,843

No current opportunities at the moment

No current opportunities at the moment

Whitehorse

29,452

No current opportunities at the moment

Introduction - Request a copy of our Franchise Information Guide. We’ll contact you to schedule an introductory call

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Preliminary Application - Submit a preliminary franchise application. Qualified applicants will receive a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document

02

Disclosure - Review Global Pet Foods’ Franchise Disclosure Document and continue the diligence process

03

Discovery Day - Approved candidates are invited to attend Discovery Day with Global’s senior management upon submission of a refundable $5,000 deposit

04

Franchise Agreement - Successfully complete the Discovery Day meetings and be formally approved to sign a Franchise Agreement

05

Site Selection - After a Franchise Agreement is signed, Franchisees will begin evaluating potential sites for their Global Pet Foods store

06

Store Opening - Global will oversee design, build-out and merchandising of your store and provide training to prepare you for grand opening day!

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Unique franchise royalty structure

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Extensive franchisee onboard training

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Exclusive, profit focused wholesale product pricing

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Nationally recognized and respected brand

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Maureen and Ambrose | Vaughan Ontario

Domenic | Newmarket & Bradford Ontario

Donna and George | Toronto Ontario

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Heather, Sherwood Park AB

As a Global Pet Foods franchisee, we have the freedom to make our own decisions – we have control over our inventory, product mix, and the distributors we deal with.

I find it so rewarding that we are able to help pet owners find solutions to the issues that their pets are facing. 

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Heather, Sherwood Park AB

Before opening our store in 2016, we did lots of research on available franchises. We had decided to focus on the retail pet industry as we felt like it would be the most recession-resistant which has only proven itself through the COVID19 pandemic. Global Pet Foods stood above any other franchise by being 100% Canadian owned, having an exclusive partnership with Air Miles, and 45 years of franchising means that we have a proven business strategy.

If I could go back in time and choose any franchise, I’d pick Global Pet Foods all over again.

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Marco, King City ON

The best things about being a Global Pet Foods franchisee is having the ability to help owners with the issues their pets may have. I love being able to meet lots of different people and their animals daily.

Helping new and experienced pet owners resolve issues with their pets and being able to see/hear about the results has been the most rewarding experience.

Being a Canadian owned franchise mixed with my love of pets made the decision easy to open a Global Pet Foods. I would do it all over again.

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Josh Blinder NL, PEI

Being a Global Pet Foods franchisee allows me to have my own business, but also have the support, direction, brand recognition and expertise from a larger organization, to grow faster and become more profitable. We have strong brand recognition, exceptional customer service and unique products that encourage customers to choose our stores to shop in.

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Josh Blinder NL, PEI

Every day, coming to work is rewarding. Our customers love us, love shopping for their pets and we have lots of opportunities to meet their furry family member. As a pet lover who is passionate about health, I’m proud to be able to educate customers about how to improve the health of their pet. We have staff that are passionate, knowledgeable, and they offer clear expertise to help customers find the right solutions for their pets’ needs

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Josh Blinder NL, PEI

I think Global Pet Foods is a fantastic opportunity and I would definitely choose to do it again. We are a very clear leader in this industry in Canada, with lots of market share and growth opportunities. Owning multiple locations allows me to be an entrepreneur, not just a business owner. It allows me to grow and develop relationships with suppliers, manufacturers, and the brand at a greater level. This franchise allows me to fulfill my desire to create a system of stores rather than just be an owner-operator.

Turn-key costs for a typical new store range from $405,000 – $600,000 and will depend on factors such as store size and location. This amount also includes the initial franchise fee, opening store inventory, leasehold improvements, equipment, signage and typical soft costs.

Global Pet Foods has developed relationships with major merchant banks in Canada. Although financing is not directly offered, we will make recommendations to help guide you along the process of obtaining financing.

Financially qualified applicants must possess a minimum of $200,000 in cash or unencumbered assets and a net worth of at least $600,000

The franchise fee is $30,000 plus applicable taxes and due upon submission of a signed franchise agreement. The initial term of the franchise agreement is 10 years; with options to renew. Global Pet Foods royalties are fixed at $6,000 in the first year for new stores.

Ongoing franchise royalties average less than 4.5% with the amount being determined on a sliding scale based off of the prior year’s gross sales. All stores contribute 2.5% of their gross sales to the national advertising fund, inclusive of the AirMiles reward miles program.