Muskegon-based company acquires six area Pet Supplies Plus stores

A West Michigan group announced Tuesday it has purchased five Pet Supplies Plus stores in Grand Rapids and one in Holland.

U.S. Retail, Inc., an ownership group led by West Michigan businessmen Steve Adams, Chad Bush and Aaron Young, finalized the deal Monday night, according to a news release. U.S. Retail is based in Muskegon.

The Grand Rapids-area Pet Supplies Plus stores purchased by the group are located at 3593 Alpine NW, 6159 Kalamazoo SE, 3110 28th SE, 2033 28th SW (Wyoming) and 4920 Wilson SW (Grandville). In addition, the Holland store at 12579 Felch Road now is owned by Adams’ company.

“We are excited to add to our company the West Michigan Pet Supplies Plus stores,” Adams, CEO of U.S. Retail, said in the news release. “We believe that we will be able to successfully grow these stores as we invest in expertise and customer engagement training that has defined our culture in our other stores around the country.”

U.S. Retail now operates 20 Pet Supplies Plus stores nationwide and plans to open two new stores in the Dallas/Fort Worth area next year, the release said. The group began operations with its Pet Supplies Plus store in Appleton, Wis., in 1996.

The latest acquisition makes U.S. Retail the largest franchisee in the Livonia-based Pet Supplies Plus company, with approximately 400 employees. Pet Supplies Plus has 260 stores across the U.S.