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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Strong review period growth thanks to growing focus on pet nutrition and health

There was strong sales growth for pet care during the review period, with this linked to a stronger focus on pets' nutrition and health. This trend is linked to a growing focus on consumer education, both from pet care players and also from pet shops and veterinary clinics. Growth is also being supported by rising real wages, as Bulgaria continued to recover from the economic downturn at the start of the review period.

Sales remain low as non-prepared food dominates

However, strong growth during the review period was also linked to a low sales base. Non-prepared food continues to dominate total consumption for dogs and cats, while many consumers keep dogs for practical reasons such as protection and do not necessarily view these animals as pets. There are signs of a shift, however, with a rise in the ownership of cats, small dogs and small mammals as pets. Pet owners thus increasingly view their pets as a cherished companion or family member and are becoming more willing to spend on ensuring their optimum health and happiness.

Pet shops lose share to modern grocery retailers

Pet shops remain the most important distribution channel for pet care but are rapidly losing share. This is chiefly due to the ongoing expansion of discounters and hypermarkets, with the latter notably seeing the strongest gain in value share at the end of the review period. Supermarkets are also offering a widening range of pet care. These outlets typically offer more attractive prices in comparison to pet shops and also offer attractive price promotions. With many consumers buying pet care more regularly, there is also a growing focus on convenience, with a growing number thus preferring to buy pet care alongside their regular grocery shop.

Leader Mars loses share as competition intensifies

Mars remained the clear leader in pet care at the end of the review period, benefiting from wide distribution and strong brands such as Chappi and Whiskas. This company is however losing share as a wider range of brands and products become available in the country and second-ranked Nestlé intensifies its marketing. 2014 notably saw the emergence of biologically-appropriate brands Applaws and Orijen, while affordable domestic players such as Lyubimets are also pushing for a wider distribution reach.

Forecast period growth dampened by price competition

The forecast period is expected to see ongoing growth for pet care but at a lower level in comparison to the review period. Slower growth will be linked to price competition, as leading grocery retailers continue to become more prominent in terms of distribution. Discounters such as Lidl are notably expected to benefit from offering good quality at low prices. Private label is thus set to gain share. Value sales will be bolstered to an extent by premiumisation, as pet owners trade up. However, this trend will be counterbalanced by strong price-sensitivity among consumers, with many consumers who are shifting from non-prepared to prepared food notably seeking out the most affordable domestic brands or private label.

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Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Pet Care industry in Bulgaria with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.

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The Pet Care in Bulgaria market research report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volumes and values, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent market research methodology, conducted in-country

Our market research reports answer questions such as:

  • What is the market size of Pet Care in Bulgaria?
  • What are the major brands in Bulgaria?
  • How did the downturn affect pet care spending?
  • Which is the best-performing category within pet care?
  • Which is the fastest-growing pet food manufacturer?
  • How have pet specialists fared in recent years?
  • What are growth prospects for pet care in the next 5 years?

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This industry report originates from Passport, our Pet Care market research database.

Table of Contents

Pet Care in Bulgaria - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Strong review period growth thanks to growing focus on pet nutrition and health

Sales remain low as non-prepared food dominates

Pet shops lose share to modern grocery retailers

Leader Mars loses share as competition intensifies

Forecast period growth dampened by price competition

KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Sales benefit from rising disposable income levels

Rise of the cherished urban pet

Pet shops face growing competition from grocery retailers

MARKET INDICATORS

  • Table 1 Pet Populations 2010-2015

MARKET DATA

  • Table 2 Sales of Pet Food by Category: Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 3 Sales of Pet Care by Category: Value 2010-2015
  • Table 4 Sales of Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 5 Sales of Pet Care by Category: % Value Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 6 NBO Company Shares of Pet Food: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 7 LBN Brand Shares of Pet Food: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 8 NBO Company Shares of Dog and Cat Food: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 9 LBN Brand Shares of Dog and Cat Food: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 10 Penetration of Private Label in Pet Care by Category: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 11 Distribution of Pet Care by Format: % Value 2010-2015
  • Table 12 Distribution of Pet Care by Format and Category: % Value 2015
  • Table 13 Distribution of Dog and Cat Food by Format: % Value 2010-2015
  • Table 14 Distribution of Dog and Cat Food by Format and Category: % Value 2015
  • Table 15 Forecast Sales of Pet Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020
  • Table 16 Forecast Sales of Pet Care by Category: Value 2015-2020
  • Table 17 Forecast Sales of Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020
  • Table 18 Forecast Sales of Pet Care by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

  • Summary 1 Research Sources

Pet Care in Bulgaria - Company Profiles

Mars Inc Bulgaria EOOD in Pet Care (Bulgaria)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 2 Mars Inc Bulgaria EOOD: Key Facts

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 3 Mars Inc Bulgaria EOOD: Competitive Position 2014

Nestlé Bulgaria AD in Pet Care (Bulgaria)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 4 Nestlé Bulgaria AD: Key Facts
  • Summary 5 Nestlé Bulgaria AD: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 6 Nestlé Bulgaria AD: Competitive Position 2014

Pongo & Bengie OOD in Pet Care (Bulgaria)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 7 Pongo & Bengie OOD: Key Facts

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 8 Pongo & Bengie OOD: Competitive Position 2014

Zoo Dino EOOD in Pet Care (Bulgaria)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 9 Zoo Dino EOOD: Key Facts
  • Summary 10 Zoo Dino EOOD: Operational Indicators

INTERNET STRATEGY

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRIVATE LABEL

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 11 Zoo Dino EOOD: Competitive Position 2014

Cat Food in Bulgaria - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY INDICATORS

  • Table 19 Cat Owning Households: % Analysis 2010-2015
  • Table 20 Cat Population 2010-2015
  • Table 21 Consumption of Cat Food by Prepared vs Non-prepared: % Analysis 2010-2015

CATEGORY DATA

  • Summary 12 Cat Food by Price Band 2015
  • Table 22 Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 23 Sales of Cat Food by Category: Value 2010-2015
  • Table 24 Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 25 Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Value Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 26 Sales of Premium Cat Food by Category: Value 2010-2015
  • Table 27 NBO Company Shares of Cat Food: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 28 LBN Brand Shares of Cat Food: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 29 LBN Brand Shares of Cat Treats: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 30 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020
  • Table 31 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: Value 2015-2020
  • Table 32 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020
  • Table 33 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020

Dog Food in Bulgaria - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY INDICATORS

  • Table 34 Dog Owning Households: % Analysis 2010-2015
  • Table 35 Dog Population 2010-2015
  • Table 36 Consumption of Dog Food by Prepared vs Non-prepared: % Analysis 2010-2015

CATEGORY DATA

  • Summary 13 Dog Food by Price Band 2015
  • Table 37 Sales of Dog Food by Category: Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 38 Sales of Dog Food by Category: Value 2010-2015
  • Table 39 Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 40 Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Value Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 41 Sales of Premium Dog Food by Category: Value 2010-2015
  • Table 42 NBO Company Shares of Dog Food: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 43 LBN Brand Shares of Dog Food: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 44 LBN Brand Shares of Dog Treats: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 45 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020
  • Table 46 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: Value 2015-2020
  • Table 47 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020
  • Table 48 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020

Other Pet Food in Bulgaria - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY INDICATORS

  • Table 49 Other Pet Population 2010-2015

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 50 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 51 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Value 2010-2015
  • Table 52 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 53 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Value Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 54 LBN Brand Shares of Bird Food: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 55 LBN Brand Shares of Fish Food: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 56 LBN Brand Shares of Small Mammal/Reptile Food: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 57 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020
  • Table 58 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Value 2015-2020
  • Table 59 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020
  • Table 60 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020

Pet Products in Bulgaria - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 61 Sales of Pet Products by Category: Value 2010-2015
  • Table 62 Sales of Pet Products by Category: % Value Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 63 Sales of Pet Healthcare by Type: % Value Breakdown 2010-2015
  • Table 64 Sales of Other Pet Products by Type: % Value Breakdown 2010-2015
  • Table 65 Forecast Sales of Pet Products by Category: Value 2015-2020
  • Table 66 Forecast Sales of Pet Products by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020

Segmentation

This market research report includes the following:

  • Pet Care
    • Pet Food
      • Dog and Cat Food
        • Cat Food
          • Cat Treats and Mixers
            • Cat Mixers
            • Cat Treats
          • Dry Cat Food
            • Economy Dry Cat Food
            • Mid-Priced Dry Cat Food
            • Premium Dry Cat Food
            • Wet Cat Food
              • Economy Wet Cat Food
              • Mid-Priced Wet Cat Food
              • Premium Wet Cat Food
            • Dog Food
              • Dog Treats and Mixers
                • Dog Mixers
                • Dog Treats
              • Dry Dog Food
                • Economy Dry Dog Food
                • Mid-Priced Dry Dog Food
                • Premium Dry Dog Food
                • Wet Dog Food
                  • Economy Wet Dog Food
                  • Mid-Priced Wet Dog Food
                  • Premium Wet Dog Food
              • Dog and Cat Food by Price Platform and Type
                • Dog and Cat Food by Price Platform (Excl Treats and Mixers)
                  • Economy Dog and Cat Food
                    • Economy Dry Cat Food
                    • Economy Dry Dog Food
                    • Economy Wet Cat Food
                    • Economy Wet Dog Food
                  • Mid-Priced Dog and Cat Food
                    • Mid-Priced Dry Cat Food
                    • Mid-Priced Dry Dog Food
                    • Mid-Priced Wet Cat Food
                    • Mid-Priced Wet Dog Food
                  • Premium Dog and Cat Food
                    • Premium Dry Cat Food
                      • Premium Dry Dog Food
                        • Premium Wet Cat Food
                          • Premium Wet Dog Food
                        • Dog and Cat Food by Price Platform (incl Treats and Mixers)
                          • Cat Food by Price Platform
                            • Cat Treats and Mixers
                              • Cat Mixers
                              • Cat Treats
                            • Economy Cat Food
                              • Economy Dry Cat Food
                              • Economy Wet Cat Food
                            • Mid-Priced Cat Food
                              • Mid-Priced Dry Cat Food
                              • Mid-Priced Wet Cat Food
                            • Premium Cat Food
                              • Premium Dry Cat Food
                                • Premium Wet Cat Food
                              • Dog Food by Price Platform
                                • Dog Treats and Mixers
                                  • Dog Mixers
                                  • Dog Treats
                                • Economy Dog Food
                                  • Economy Dry Dog Food
                                  • Economy Wet Dog Food
                                • Mid-Priced Dog Food
                                  • Mid-Priced Dry Dog Food
                                  • Mid-Priced Wet Dog Food
                                • Premium Dog Food
                                  • Premium Dry Dog Food
                                    • Premium Wet Dog Food
                                • Dog and Cat Food by Type (Excl Treats and Mixers)
                                  • Dry Dog and Cat Food
                                    • Dry Cat Food
                                      • Economy Dry Cat Food
                                      • Mid-Priced Dry Cat Food
                                      • Premium Dry Cat Food
                                      • Dry Dog Food
                                        • Economy Dry Dog Food
                                        • Mid-Priced Dry Dog Food
                                        • Premium Dry Dog Food
                                      • Wet Dog and Cat Food
                                        • Wet Cat Food
                                          • Economy Wet Cat Food
                                          • Mid-Priced Wet Cat Food
                                          • Premium Wet Cat Food
                                          • Wet Dog Food
                                            • Economy Wet Dog Food
                                            • Mid-Priced Wet Dog Food
                                            • Premium Wet Dog Food
                                      • Other Pet Food
                                        • Bird Food
                                        • Fish Food
                                        • Small Mammal/Reptile Food
                                    • Pet Products
                                      • Cat Litter
                                      • Pet Healthcare
                                      • Pet Dietary Supplements
                                      • Other Pet Products

                                  Statistics Included

                                  For each category and subcategory you will receive the following data in Excel format:

                                  From Passport

                                  • Market Sizes
                                  • Company Shares
                                  • Brand Shares
                                  • Distribution
                                  • Analysis by Type
                                  • Number of Vets
                                  • Pet Ownership
                                  • Pet Population
                                  • Prepared Gap
                                  • Pricing
                                  • Product by Life-Cycle
                                  • Products by Ingredient
                                  • Veterinary Clinics for Pets

                                  Market size details:

                                  • Retail volume
                                  • Retail volume % growth
                                  • Retail volume per capita
                                  • Retail value retail selling price % growth
                                  • Retail value retail selling price local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
                                  • Retail value retail selling price per capita local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
                                  • Retail value manufacturer selling price % growth
                                  • Retail value manufacturer selling price local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
                                  • Retail value manufacturer selling price per capita local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY

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