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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Pet care records positive value sales growth but the marketplace faces challenges

Overall, the Canadian pet care market continued to see positive value growth, supported by premium positioned and natural positioned pet food, as well as categories such as healthcare. Price increases also contributed to the positive trend, as increased costs of ingredients and production were passed on to consumers. However, manufacturers and retailers found it increasingly difficult to drive volume sales, a trend not the least affected by challenges in increasing household pet ownership rates due to urbanisation and the ageing population in Canada While the latter previously served as a positive factor in driving demand for pets in the households of empty nesters and baby boomers, the ageing demographic is starting to have an unfavourable effect, as older Canadians find it difficult to manage higher maintenance pets. At the same time, urbanisation comes with restrictions on the size and number of pets allowed in households, especially fast-growing urban condominiums.

Canadian consumers seek premium products in mass market channels

Canadian pet owners continued to favour products that claimed better nutrition and quality ingredients as well as natural products. These were generally found in mid-priced and premium positioned products. However, while premium remained on the agenda as a pet food of choice, Canadians sought out products in mass market channels, such as grocery stores, as well as large pet superstores, for better and more affordable pricing and promotional deals, thereby slowing down the value sales growth rate. Furthermore, within premium, many Canadian pet owners questioned the benefits of enhanced products with added nutrients and life stage products (beyond puppy/kitten stage) and chose products that simply indicated balanced nutrition and those positioned as natural.

Small and niche players seek distribution opportunities outside mainstream retail

On the whole, retail sales of pet care products in Canada continued to be led by key players in the dog food and cat food categories – the largest categories overall within pet care. Nestlé Purina PetCare Co and Mars Canada Inc continued to be the number one and number two manufacturers/marketers in Canada. However, smaller and niche players, including small manufacturers of organic, natural-positioned and “home-made” pet food sought retail distribution alternatives to the mainstream mass market, from small pet food shops to an internet retailing presence through growing Canadian online-only retailers such as www.well.ca

Grocery retailers perform well while veterinary clinics lose customer traffic

Grocery retailers and pet superstores led retail distribution for pet care products, with grocery retailers being particularly strong in dog food and cat food. Both retail channels continued to offer a wide selection of products across all price ranges and brands, with grocers further benefitting from one-stop shopping. Specialised pet channels such as pet shops and pet superstores remained important for other pet care products, aside from dog food and cat food. Veterinary clinics continued to lose customer traffic as pet owners sought better pricing for products of comparable quality. However, veterinarians did see a rise in prescription/therapeutic products sales (including prescription dog food and cat food) which are generally only distributed through the clinics and are strongly recommended for providing sick and old animals with specialised nutrition.

Modest growth is forecast as challenges are expected to mount

Positive, but modest, growth is expected for Canadian pet care in the forecast period. Drivers of growth will include a preference for premium products in dog food and cat food, as well as demand for OTC healthcare products to save on vet bills. However, challenges ahead include the sluggish growth overall in pet ownership, especially large and mid-size dogs and cats, caused by factors such as urbanisation and the continued housing trend towards condominium complexes (with pet restrictions), and the ageing population. Opportunities include a shift to smaller pets (smaller dog breeds) and other pets (small mammals and reptiles) as well as pet care products such as pet clothing, accessories, toys and other products apart from food.

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Overview

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

Find hidden opportunities in the most current research data available, understand competitive threats with our detailed market analysis, and plan your corporate strategy with our expert qualitative analysis and growth projections.

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The Pet Care in Canada 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 Canada?
  • What are the major brands in Canada?
  • 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 Canada - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Pet care records positive value sales growth but the marketplace faces challenges

Canadian consumers seek premium products in mass market channels

Small and niche players seek distribution opportunities outside mainstream retail

Grocery retailers perform well while veterinary clinics lose customer traffic

Modest growth is forecast as challenges are expected to mount

KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Premium is on the agenda but “mass” premium shapes demand and growth trends

Shifting trends in pet ownership – challenges and opportunities

Minimal impact of new pilot regulatory programme on dietary supplements is reported

Grocers and large pet superstores lead but other retailers continue to eye pet care for growth opportunties

Challenging times for Canadian veterinarians

MARKET INDICATORS

  • Table 1 Pet Populations 2008-2013

MARKET DATA

  • Table 2 Sales of Pet Food by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 3 Sales of Pet Care by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 4 Sales of Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 5 Sales of Pet Care by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 6 NBO Company Shares of Pet Food: % Value 2008-2012
  • Table 7 LBN Brand Shares of Pet Food: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 8 NBO Company Shares of Dog and Cat Food: % Value 2008-2012
  • Table 9 LBN Brand Shares of Dog and Cat Food: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 10 Penetration of Private Label in Pet Care by Category: % Value 2006-2011
  • Table 11 Distribution of Pet Care by Format: % Value 2008-2013
  • Table 12 Distribution of Pet Care by Format and Category: % Value 2012
  • Table 13 Distribution of Dog and Cat Food by Format: % Value 2008-2013
  • Table 14 Distribution of Dog and Cat Food by Format and Category: % Value 2013
  • Table 15 Forecast Sales of Pet Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 16 Forecast Sales of Pet Care by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 17 Forecast Sales of Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 18 Forecast Sales of Pet Care by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

  • Summary 1 Research Sources

Pet Care in Canada - Company Profiles

Champion Petfoods LP in Pet Care (Canada)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 2 Champion Petfoods LP: Key Facts

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

PetSmart Canada Inc in Pet Care (Canada)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 3 PetSmart Canada Inc: Key Facts
  • Summary 4 PetSmart Canada Inc: Operational Indicators

INTERNET STRATEGY

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRIVATE LABEL

  • Summary 5 PetSmart Canada Inc: Private Label Portfolio

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 6 PetSmart Canada Inc: Competitive Position 2012

PJ’s Pets in Pet Care (Canada)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 7 PJ’s Pets: Key Facts

INTERNET STRATEGY

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRIVATE LABEL

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Rolf C Hagen Inc in Pet Care (Canada)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 8 Rolf C Hagen Inc: Key Facts

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 9 Rolf C Hagen Inc: Competitive Position 2012

Cat Food in Canada - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY INDICATORS

  • Table 19 Cat Owning Households: % Analysis 2008-2013
  • Table 20 Cat Population 2008-2013
  • Table 21 Consumption of Prepared Cat Food: % Analysis 2008-2013

CATEGORY DATA

  • Summary 10 Cat Food by Price Band 2013
  • Table 22 Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 23 Sales of Cat Food by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 24 Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 25 Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 26 Sales of Premium Cat Food by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 27 NBO Company Shares of Cat Food: % Value 2008-2012
  • Table 28 LBN Brand Shares of Cat Food: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 29 LBN Brand Shares of Cat Treats: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 30 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 31 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 32 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 33 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

Dog Food in Canada - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY INDICATORS

  • Table 34 Dog Owning Households: % Analysis 2008-2013
  • Table 35 Dog Population 2008-2013
  • Table 36 Consumption of Prepared Dog Food: % Analysis 2008-2013

CATEGORY DATA

  • Summary 11 Dog Food by Price Band 2013
  • Table 37 Sales of Dog Food by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 38 Sales of Dog Food by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 39 Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 40 Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 41 Sales of Premium Dog Food by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 42 NBO Company Shares of Dog Food: % Value 2008-2012
  • Table 43 LBN Brand Shares of Dog Food: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 44 LBN Brand Shares of Dog Treats: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 45 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 46 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 47 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 48 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

Other Pet Food in Canada - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY INDICATORS

  • Table 49 Other Pet Population 2008-2013

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 50 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 51 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 52 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 53 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 54 LBN Brand Shares of Bird Food: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 55 LBN Brand Shares of Fish Food: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 56 LBN Brand Shares of Small Mammal/Reptile Food: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 57 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 58 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 59 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 60 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

Pet Products in Canada - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 61 Sales of Pet Products by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 62 Sales of Pet Products by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 63 Sales of Pet Healthcare by Type: % Value Breakdown 2008-2013
  • Table 64 Forecast Sales of Pet Products by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 65 Forecast Sales of Pet Products by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

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
                                  • Pricing
                                  • Analysis by Type
                                  • Number of Vets
                                  • Pet Ownership
                                  • Pet Population
                                  • Prepared Gap
                                  • Product by Life-Cycle
                                  • Products by Ingredient

                                  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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