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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Local sluggish economic context has little effect on pet care

In spite of the ongoing sluggish economic context (stagnation of GDP and the consumer confidence index, slight progression in the unemployment rate), there was almost no sign of a slowdown in sales in pet care in early 2014. French pet owners seemed unconcerned about the effects of the economic downturn when it came to taking care of their animal companions, particularly dogs and cats. Despite the less favourable performance of most other pet food and some pet products, and the continuous drop in the pet population, pet care remained one of the most dynamic fmcg markets in 2013.

More emotion in a market that is tending to become extremely technical

Pet dogs and cats are no longer perceived as domesticated animals, but as life companions. This trend translates into higher demand for specialised products which keep animals healthy and happy. More than ever, the anthropomorphic phenomenon and premiumisation are driving sales, in the guise of more precise segmentation by lifestyle, age, size or even breed, as illustrated by the impressive success of food for senior pets, neutered cats or “pocket dogs”. Already present in the advertising of brands present in grocery retailers, emotional arguments such as taste, pleasure and complicity are beginning to emerge in the positioning of some premium brands which are only available in pet specialist retailers.

Multinationals strengthen their lead

In a rather concentrated competitive landscape, multinational companies Mars Petcare & Food and Nestlé Purina PetCare and private label are consolidating their lead. The two global manufacturers have a very strong presence in cat and dog food, with brands such as Whiskas, Frolic and Pedigree from Mars Petcare & Food, and Purina Gourmet, Purina Friskies and Purina Felix from Nestlé Purina PetCare. The remainder of the competitive environment is fragmented, with value sales divided amongst specialist manufacturers such as Royal Canin, Vitakraft and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Specialists gain ground despite the dominance of grocery retailers

Most consumers have a preference for brands that can be bought in with their other shopping from grocery retailers, and thus supermarkets and hypermarkets continue to lead distribution. However, a growing number of French pet owners are discovering and become loyal to the wider offering and the expertise and specialised advice provided in pet superstores, veterinary clinics and mainly the growingly successful channel of garden centres. Internet retailing is also progressing strongly, but still from a low base.

Continuing growth is likely, but not for all pets and products

Most companies do not worry about the scope for the development of pet care. Admittedly, the threat of the declining pet population – especially large and medium dogs, birds and small mammals – should still result in an ongoing slight decline in volume sales in pet care over 2014-2019. French consumers could become more cautious and selective when it comes to less crucial products, notably in pet products; limiting their purchases of food and accessories for too complicated or less trendy pets, such as fish, birds and most small mammals. However, they should still be ready to pay a premium in dog food, and mainly cat food. Functional treats, products for senior pets, single-portion pouches of premium wet food and dried croquettes for neutered cats or small dogs will remain areas of focus.

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Overview

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

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

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Local sluggish economic context has little effect on pet care

More emotion in a market that is tending to become extremely technical

Multinationals strengthen their lead

Specialists gain ground despite the dominance of grocery retailers

Continuing growth is likely, but not for all pets and products

KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Local economy only affects part of the pet care market

Cat food to remain the big winner of sociodemographic changes

Humanisation: pets also need more balanced, convenient and suitable products

Growing similarities between grocery retailers, pet specialist retailers and their respective brands

MARKET INDICATORS

  • Table 1 Pet Populations 2009-2014

MARKET DATA

  • Table 2 Sales of Pet Food by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 3 Sales of Pet Care by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 4 Sales of Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 5 Sales of Pet Care by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 6 NBO Company Shares of Pet Food: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 7 LBN Brand Shares of Pet Food: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 8 NBO Company Shares of Dog and Cat Food: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 9 LBN Brand Shares of Dog and Cat Food: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 10 Penetration of Private Label in Pet Care by Category: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 11 Distribution of Pet Care by Format: % Value 2009-2014
  • Table 12 Distribution of Pet Care by Format and Category: % Value 2014
  • Table 13 Distribution of Dog and Cat Food by Format: % Value 2009-2014
  • Table 14 Distribution of Dog and Cat Food by Format and Category: % Value 2014
  • Table 15 Forecast Sales of Pet Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 16 Forecast Sales of Pet Care by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 17 Forecast Sales of Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 18 Forecast Sales of Pet Care by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

  • Summary 1 Research Sources

Pet Care in France - Company Profiles

Animalis SAS in Pet Care (France)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 2 Animalis SAS: Key Facts
  • Summary 3 Animalis SAS: Operational Indicators

INTERNET STRATEGY

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRIVATE LABEL

  • Summary 4 Animalis SAS: Private Label Portfolio

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 5 Animalis SAS: Competitive Position 2013

Mars Petcare & Food France in Pet Care (France)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 6 Mars Petcare & Food France: Key Facts
  • Summary 7 Mars Petcare & Food France: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 8 Mars Petcare & Food France: Competitive Position 2013

Nestlé Purina PetCare France SAS in Pet Care (France)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 9 Nestlé Purina PetCare France SAS: Key Facts
  • Summary 10 Nestlé Purina PetCare France SAS: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 11 Nestlé Purina PetCare France SAS: Competitive Position 2013

Vitakraft SA in Pet Care (France)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 12 Vitakraft SA: Key Facts

COMPANY BACKGROUND & PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 13 Vitakraft SA: Competitive Position 2013

Cat Food in France - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY INDICATORS

  • Table 19 Cat Owning Households: % Analysis 2009-2014
  • Table 20 Cat Population 2009-2014
  • Table 21 Consumption of Cat Food by Prepared vs Non-prepared: % Analysis 2009-2014

CATEGORY DATA

  • Summary 14 Cat Food by Price Band 2014
  • Table 22 Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 23 Sales of Cat Food by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 24 Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 25 Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 26 Sales of Premium Cat Food by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 27 NBO Company Shares of Cat Food: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 28 LBN Brand Shares of Cat Food: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 29 LBN Brand Shares of Cat Treats: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 30 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 31 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 32 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 33 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

Dog Food in France - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY INDICATORS

  • Table 34 Dog Owning Households: % Analysis 2009-2014
  • Table 35 Dog Population 2009-2014
  • Table 36 Consumption of Dog Food by Prepared vs Non-prepared: % Analysis 2009-2014

CATEGORY DATA

  • Summary 15 Dog Food by Price Band 2014
  • Table 37 Sales of Dog Food by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 38 Sales of Dog Food by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 39 Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 40 Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 41 Sales of Premium Dog Food by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 42 NBO Company Shares of Dog Food: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 43 LBN Brand Shares of Dog Food: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 44 LBN Brand Shares of Dog Treats: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 45 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 46 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 47 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 48 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

Other Pet Food in France - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY INDICATORS

  • Table 49 Other Pet Population 2009-2014

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 50 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 51 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 52 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 53 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 54 LBN Brand Shares of Bird Food: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 55 LBN Brand Shares of Fish Food: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 56 LBN Brand Shares of Small Mammal/Reptile Food: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 57 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 58 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 59 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 60 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

Pet Products in France - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 61 Sales of Pet Products by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 62 Sales of Pet Products by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 63 Sales of Pet Healthcare by Type: % Value Breakdown 2009-2014
  • Table 64 Forecast Sales of Pet Products by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 65 Forecast Sales of Pet Products by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

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
              • Therapeutic Dry Cat Food
              • Non-Therapeutic Dry Cat Food
          • Wet Cat Food
            • Economy Wet Cat Food
            • Mid-Priced Wet Cat Food
            • Premium Wet Cat Food
              • Therapeutic Wet Cat Food
              • Non-Therapeutic 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
              • Therapeutic Dry Dog Food
              • Non-Therapeutic Dry Dog Food
          • Wet Dog Food
            • Economy Wet Dog Food
            • Mid-Priced Wet Dog Food
            • Premium Wet Dog Food
              • Therapeutic Wet Dog Food
              • Non-Therapeutic 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
              • Therapeutic Dry Cat Food
              • Non-Therapeutic Dry Cat Food
            • Premium Dry Dog Food
              • Therapeutic Dry Dog Food
              • Non-Therapeutic Dry Dog Food
            • Premium Wet Cat Food
              • Therapeutic Wet Cat Food
              • Non-Therapeutic Wet Cat Food
            • Premium Wet Dog Food
              • Therapeutic Wet Dog Food
              • Non-Therapeutic Wet Dog Food
          • Therapeutic Dog and Cat Food
            • Therapeutic Cat Food
              • Therapeutic Dry Cat Food
              • Therapeutic Wet Cat Food
            • Therapeutic Dog Food
              • Therapeutic Dry Dog Food
              • Therapeutic Wet Dog Food
          • Non-Therapeutic Dog and Cat Food
            • Non-Therapeutic Cat Food
              • Non-Therapeutic Dry Cat Food
              • Non-Therapeutic Wet Cat Food
            • Non-Therapeutic Dog Food
              • Non-Therapeutic Dry Dog Food
              • Non-Therapeutic 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
                • Therapeutic Dry Cat Food
                • Non-Therapeutic Dry Cat Food
              • Premium Wet Cat Food
                • Therapeutic Wet Cat Food
                • Non-Therapeutic Wet Cat Food
              • Therapeutic Cat Food
                • Therapeutic Dry Cat Food
                • Therapeutic Wet Cat Food
              • Non-Therapeutic Cat Food
                • Non-Therapeutic Dry Cat Food
                • Non-Therapeutic 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
                • Therapeutic Dry Dog Food
                • Non-Therapeutic Dry Dog Food
              • Premium Wet Dog Food
                • Therapeutic Wet Dog Food
                • Non-Therapeutic Wet Dog Food
              • Therapeutic Dog Food
                • Therapeutic Dry Dog Food
                • Therapeutic Wet Dog Food
              • Non-Therapeutic Dog Food
                • Non-Therapeutic Dry Dog Food
                • Non-Therapeutic 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
                • Therapeutic Dry Cat Food
                • Non-Therapeutic Dry Cat Food
            • Dry Dog Food
              • Economy Dry Dog Food
              • Mid-Priced Dry Dog Food
              • Premium Dry Dog Food
                • Therapeutic Dry Dog Food
                • Non-Therapeutic Dry Dog Food
          • Wet Dog and Cat Food
            • Wet Cat Food
              • Economy Wet Cat Food
              • Mid-Priced Wet Cat Food
              • Premium Wet Cat Food
                • Therapeutic Wet Cat Food
                • Non-Therapeutic Wet Cat Food
            • Wet Dog Food
              • Economy Wet Dog Food
              • Mid-Priced Wet Dog Food
              • Premium Wet Dog Food
                • Therapeutic Wet Dog Food
                • Non-Therapeutic 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
  • Veterinary Clinics for Pets
  • Other Pet Products by Type

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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