“We have been thrilled to see the success so many of our Canadian franchisees are experiencing and look forward to further committing to our mission with more expansion in the future,” said Paul Picket, Chief Development Officer of Wild Birds Unlimited.
CARMEL, Ind. (PRWEB) May 19, 2021
Wild Birds Unlimited, the original and leading bird feeding and nature specialty franchise in the United States, is building on recent successes in its efforts to spread its wings in Canada.
With more than 20 locations across the border, the Indiana-based franchise celebrates its international expansion as Canadian franchisees continue to succeed.
“Our mission is to bring people and nature together, and to bring joy into our customers’ lives. That mission extends beyond the United States,” said Paul Picket, Chief Development Officer of Wild Birds Unlimited. “We have been thrilled to see the success so many of our Canadian franchisees are experiencing and look forward to further committing to our mission with more expansion in the future.”
To do just that, Wild Birds Unlimited recently joined the Canadian Franchise Association at the start of 2021, with plans of strengthening its foundation in the country. This month, the franchise also announced a two-year sponsorship agreement with Birds Canada to support the Gardening for Birds conservation initiative starting May 5. Both of those efforts add to multiple Canadian franchisee success stories despite challenges all business owners faced throughout the past year.
Kindell Tolmie, recently featured in Franchise Business Review’s “Powerful Women in Franchising,” hosted online educational events to maintain engagement with her community in Ontario. Kurtis Huston opened his Wild Birds Unlimited store in British Columbia during the pandemic. Like Tolmie, he credits the support of the WBU Franchise Support Center for much of the success, regardless of geography.
“I couldn’t be more proud to be part of the team, and without all of their support this would not be possible,” Huston said in a recent social media post to customers.
Wild Birds Unlimited has a wide range of Canada franchise opportunities, with availabilities in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
About Wild Birds Unlimited
Wild Birds Unlimited is the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores with 350 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in bringing people and nature together with bird feeding and nature products, expert advice and educational events. Wild Birds Unlimited has consistently ranked in the top 10 in the overall category for more than 10 years on Franchise Business Review's prestigious Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. Visit our website and shop online at http://www.wbu.com. To learn how you can open your own Wild Birds Unlimited, visit franchise.wbu.com.