The U.S. Market for Pet Supplies and Pet Care Products, 6th Edition

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Published Aug 1, 2005 | 352 Pages | Pub ID: LA1070464

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The evolving demands of aging boomers and other key pet-owning demographics are transforming this dynamic market into an even hotter one, while the ongoing rapid expansion of PETsMART and PETCO continue to make a wider range of products available to a wider range of consumers. At the same time, market players continue to get bigger and stronger, as seen in the June 2004 purchase of Hartz by Sumitomo and in the steady stream of acquisitions by Central Garden & Pet and Spectrum Group (United Industries). Bringing to bear more than 20 years of experience in profiling this market and drawing on Packaged Facts’ broad cross-category expertise, The U.S. Market for Pet Care Supplies and Products, 6th Edition, pinpoints strategic directions for current and prospective marketers, with a particular focus on tapping into and further developing specific consumer segments via extensive demographic profiling.

Covering products for all type of companion animals—especially “new-generation” value-added entries—this fully updated report examines non-food pet supplies including chews, litter, toys, carriers, collars/leashes, grooming products, supplements and just about every other kind of product imaginable, honing in on hot product trends such as “professional-style” products (vet-approved, oral care, breeder-developed, etc.), health/natural products, clean-up/odor-control products, training products, travel products, gift/holiday/luxury products, and “high-tech” products such as automatic litter boxes and feeders. The report also surveys market-transforming competitive trends such as cross-over human marketers, store branding, channel-specific marketing, retailing in non-traditional outlets, and licensing.

A unique and valuable addition to this report are in-depth profiles of dog and cat owners and purchasers—covering attitudes as well as product usage rates and demographics—honing in on pet-owning segments including baby boomers, affluents, women, singles, couples, households with children, minorities, and multiple pet owners. Pet owners are also profiled by marketing region (Northeast, East Central, West Central, Southeast, Southwest, and Pacific); shopping channel (pet stores, discount stores, supermarkets, and online); and product type (cat litter, flea/tick controls, heartworm medications, and supplements).

Report Methodology
The information contained in this report was obtained from both primary and secondary research. Primary research entailed attendance at industry trade shows; informal interviews with members of the trade; and an on-site examination of the retail milieu, including mass-market outlets, pet specialty shops, and veterinary clinics. Secondary research included extensive Internet canvassing and research- and data-gathering from relevant trade, business, and government sources; company reports including annual reports, 10Ks, and other financial releases from public companies; company profiles in trade and consumer publications; and other reports by Packaged Facts, which has been reporting on pet-related markets for nearly two decades.

Our market size estimates are based on Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) data for tracked mass-market retailers (supermarkets, drugstores, and mass merchandisers other than Wal-Mart), independent pet store sales-tracking surveys, reported revenues of marketers and retailers, and figures appearing in the trade press. Information on new product introductions is derived from reports in the trade press and online, as well as detailed Productscan data from Marketing Intelligence Service, Ltd., Naples, New York. Our analysis of consumer demographics derives primarily from the Simmons Market Research Bureau (New York, New York) fall 2004 consumer survey, which is based on approximately 28,000 respondents

What You’ll Get in this Report
The U.S. Market for Pet Care Supplies and Products makes important predictions and recommendations regarding the future of this market, and pinpoints ways current and prospective marketers can capitalize on current trends and spearhead new ones. No other market research report provides both the comprehensive analysis and extensive data that The U.S. Market for Pet Care Supplies and Products offers. The report addresses the following segments:

  • The Market (including market size and composition, and projected market growth)
  • The Competitors
  • Competitive Profiles (of the mainstream competitors, specialists and up-and-coming niche players, and analyses of the products they market)
  • Retail Strategies
  • The Consumer (who’s buying what, and where)
  • The Products
  • Trends and Opportunities

Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

How You Will Benefit from this Report
If your company is already competing in the pet supplies industry, or is considering making the leap, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current market for pet care supplies and products, as well as projected sales and trends through 2009. Contributing to that understanding will be a complete analysis of sales data, and a detailed discussion of the consumer for pet supplies based on Simmons data.

This report will help:

  • Marketing Managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans for pet care supplies and products.
  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for pet supplies.
  • Advertising agencies working with clients in the pet industry understand the product buyer to develop messages and images that compel consumers to purchase these products.
  • Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
  • Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.

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