Market Trends: Pet Products in Nontraditional Outlets

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Published Feb 1, 2006 | 162 Pages | Pub ID: LA1087709

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The healthy growth of the U.S. pet products market has attracted the attention of many types of retailers that have not traditionally emphasized pet products, even as the above average performance of some of these same retail sectors has caused pet marketers to begin developing new lines specifically for these stores. As a result, sales of pet products in many non-traditional retail sectors are outpacing the market as a whole, and this trend is expected to continue through the end of the decade, opening up new opportunities for marketers and retailers both inside and outside the usual pet product realm.

Also driving the pet product push into non-traditional outlets is the relentless consolidation of the traditional pet channel, the shift toward premium products, and the consumer trend toward leisure shopping for fun as opposed to time-strapped household shopping by necessity. Spearheading the new pet product influx are gift/luxury products, value-priced items, convenience-oriented products, private-label and licensed fare, and human-style goods and cross-over brands. Big Lots, for example, recently created a new section to ensure peak efficiency and consistency in its pet department, dollar stores are growing in number and pet product range, wholesale clubs are building on their strong association with pet food, department stores are focusing on high-end fare, Sears is jumping in with new store formats, sporting goods stores are targeting underserved markets, and retailers of all stripes (including traditional pet retailers) are tapping into the Internet and catalogs like never before.

This groundbreaking report from Packaged Facts examines non-traditional pet product retailers in nine classifications: wholesale clubs, dollar/value stores, convenience stores, department stores, home furnishing/housewares stores, off-price clothing/housewares stores, home improvement/hardware/garden stores, sporting goods stores, and Internet/catalog. Via custom cross-tabulations of Simmons Market Research Bureau data, the report examines the demographics and shopping patterns of U.S. households who patronize each one of these channels, comparing pet owners with non-pet owners. For each retail classification, the report also provides an overview and examines product, marketing, and in-store trends in product selection, display, merchandising, and promotion.

Packaged Facts’ Pet Products and Services Collection
Packaged Facts is the leading source of market intelligence for pet products and services. No other market research publisher offers the breadth and depth of coverage in this lucrative, fast-growing industry. Other titles include The U.S. Market for Pet Food, The U.S. Pet Insurance Market, Market Trends: Pet Supplements and Nutraceuticals, Market Trends: Natural, Organic and Eco-Friendly Pet Products, and The U.S. Market for Pet Services.

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) spring 2005 consumer survey, which is based on approximately 28,000 respondents

What You’ll Get in this Report
Pet Products in Non-Traditional Outlets offers unique perspective on this burgeoning market. No other market research report provides the analysis and trends coverage that this report offers. Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

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