Pet Care Services in the U.S., 3rd Edition: Riding the Multiservice, Premium/Luxury and Corporate Waves
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Building on expert analysis presented in previous editions and other reports in Packaged Facts’ extensive pet market research collection, this comprehensive and data-rich market report explores every major category of the U.S. pet care services industry as well as important emerging ones. Marketwide the prospects remain strong, driven by technological and pharmaceutical advances in veterinary medicine, the ongoing penetration of PetSmart and Petco, the ever-widening range of pet care services, intense pet owner interest in preventive and therapeutic pet wellness, the all-important consumer benefit of time-saving convenience, the aging pet and human populations, and, of course, the all-important human/animal bond.
Following an in-depth discussion of market size, growth, composition, drivers and competitive dynamics, the report features expanded chapters devoted to veterinary, boarding/daycare, grooming, training and pet sitting/walking, focusing on such growth areas as mobile grooming, pet waste management and other at-home services as well as other promising areas including pet travel and funerary/bereavement services. Important market factors examined at length include the current and projected impact of the recession; industry “corporatization” via the ramped-up involvement of major companies and home-grown franchises with natural aspirations; service trends in the independent pet specialty channel; the cross-channel multiservice facility trend; trends in premium/luxury areas including pet hotels, daycare and spa-style grooming; and high-growth areas in the veterinary channel including pain management, senior care, cancer care and hospice care.
Read an excerpt from this report below.Report Methodology
Featuring extensive profiling of the pet care services consumer based on a 2009 pet owner poll conducted by Packaged Facts, the report also profiles dog and cat owners more broadly, using data from Experian Simmons’ Winter 2008/2009 National Consumer Study. Additional key data sources include the Pet Care Services Association’s 2009 Pet Industry Survey, which tracks trends among boarding kennels and multiservice pet care facilities nationwide; the American Pet Products Association 2009-2010 National Pet Owners Survey; and the American Veterinary Medical Association’s 2007 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. Companies profiled include Best Friends Pet Care, Pet Butler, PetSmart, Petco, Banfield, VCA Antech, Inc., Pet Paradise, Camp Bow Wow, Pet Paradise, Aussie Pet Mobile, Bark Busters and Fetch! Pet Care.
About the Author
David Lummis is the senior pet market analyst for Packaged Facts. He is also author of the monthly "Market Outlook" column in Pet Product News International, and a regular contributor of articles and market insight to other pet industry magazines as well as major business media including The New York Times and CNNMoney. Mr. Lummis also is President of New Orleans-based Marigny Research Group, Inc., a producer of custom market research reports for Packaged Facts. Since 1986, MRG has prepared more than 175 studies on consumer packaged goods markets and developed full report lines covering pet, demographic, retail and financial markets. Mr. Lummis, who graduated from Yale University, has also written approximately 75 other published B2B reports and is the author of the book, "Value Retailing in the 1990s."