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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Pet owners in Italy continue to struggle between searching for the utmost quality for their pets and the need to contain expenses while purchasing the best quality for the price. While it is likely that consumers purchase pet care based on previous and long-established habits, they also wish to experiment with new and upgraded recipes, especially in the case of cat food. Moreover, one of the main discriminating factors in feeding their pets is the freshness of the product and ingredients, with many consumers turning back to raw meat in place of packaged pet food.

Pet care continues to grow, but more moderately

Pet care in Italy continued to grow in 2015 in value terms, although at a more moderate rate than in 2014. The performance generally improved in volume terms, while remaining on the negative side of the spectrum. The Italian market is not yet mature, and brands and private label again recorded positive sales results despite the fact that the country continues to face hurdles due to the recent economic recession. Pet healthcare grew at a faster pace than pet food or other pet products in 2015, due to the strong performance of flea/tick treatments.

New treats and mixers appear on the market

Dog and cat treats are not news in the Italian market, given that Italian consumers like to reward their pets with tasty snacks multiple times during the day. In 2015, assortments witnessed a boom in the presence of the most diverse treats for dogs and cats, in all forms. In the case of dogs, these ranged from classic dental sticks to more functional products to enhance oral hygiene, in parallel with liquid cheese-flavoured milk for cats, as well as chocolate bars with a salmon filling for dogs. Dog and cat mixers began to appear in both powder and paste form.

International players continue to lead, although reshuffles are expected

Nestlé Purina PetCare and Mars are the largest national brand owners in the country. Although Italy can count on a large presence of local manufacturers, it is difficult for these to compete against multinationals and their wide product range. In 2015, Purina’s products were sold to Bob Martin UK, while Spectrum Brands acquired Iams and Eukanuba, previously distributed by Wonderfood in the Italian market. These acquisitions are expected to change the competitive scenario in Italy over the forecast period.

Diversification is key for pet specialists

During the toughest years of recession, pet specialist retailers suffered from strong competition from large grocery retailers. These, in order to compensate the margin losses caused by promotional activities within human packaged food categories, began to invest in gaining share in pet products, and developed their private label lines within economy, mid-priced and premium platforms. Pet specialist retailers reacted to this competition by offering the widest possible range of products and became one-stop solutions for pet owners.

Pet nutrition trends towards health and wellness

Pet food is expected to follow the same trends of human nutrition during the forecast period, with pet owners increasingly looking for general wellbeing in order to prevent diseases rather than having to cure them. A healthy diet will include fresh and organic food, functional ingredients targeting specific breeds and premium food in general. Traditional veterinarians will increasingly work in conjunction with pet nutritionists, who will recommend a bespoke diet for pets.

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Overview

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

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

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Pet care continues to grow, but more moderately

New treats and mixers appear on the market

International players continue to lead, although reshuffles are expected

Diversification is key for pet specialists

Pet nutrition trends towards health and wellness

KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Small dogs increasingly favoured

Official pet civil registry to locate lost pets

Indoor living represents a sales opportunity

MARKET INDICATORS

  • Table 1 Pet Populations 2011-2016

MARKET DATA

  • Table 2 Sales of Pet Food by Category: Volume 2011-2016
  • Table 3 Sales of Pet Care by Category: Value 2011-2016
  • Table 4 Sales of Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2011-2016
  • Table 5 Sales of Pet Care by Category: % Value Growth 2011-2016
  • Table 6 NBO Company Shares of Pet Food: % Value 2011-2015
  • Table 7 LBN Brand Shares of Pet Food: % Value 2012-2015
  • Table 8 NBO Company Shares of Dog and Cat Food: % Value 2011-2015
  • Table 9 LBN Brand Shares of Dog and Cat Food: % Value 2012-2015
  • Table 10 Penetration of Private Label in Pet Care by Category: % Value 2011-2015
  • Table 11 Distribution of Pet Care by Format: % Value 2011-2016
  • Table 12 Distribution of Pet Care by Format and Category: % Value 2016
  • Table 13 Distribution of Dog and Cat Food by Format: % Value 2011-2016
  • Table 14 Distribution of Dog and Cat Food by Format and Category: % Value 2016
  • Table 15 Forecast Sales of Pet Food by Category: Volume 2016-2021
  • Table 16 Forecast Sales of Pet Care by Category: Value 2016-2021
  • Table 17 Forecast Sales of Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 18 Forecast Sales of Pet Care by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

  • Summary 1 Research Sources

Pet Care in Italy - Company Profiles

Agrifarma SpA in Pet Care (Italy)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 2 Agrifarma Spa: Key Facts
  • Summary 3 Agrifarma Spa: Operational Indicators

INTERNET STRATEGY

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRIVATE LABEL

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 4 Agrifarma Spa: Competitive Position 2015

Conagit SpA in Pet Care (Italy)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 5 Conagit Spa: Key Facts
  • Summary 6 Conagit Spa: Operational Indicators

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 7 Conagit Spa: Competitive Position 2015

Monge & C SpA in Pet Care (Italy)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 8 Monge & C Spa: Key Facts
  • Summary 9 Monge & C Spa: Operational Indicators

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 10 Monge & C. Spa: Competitive Position 2015

Morando SpA in Pet Care (Italy)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 11 Morando Spa: Key Facts
  • Summary 12 Morando Spa: Operational Indicators

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 13 Morando Spa: Competitive Position 2015

Cat Food in Italy - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY INDICATORS

  • Table 19 Cat Owning Households: % Analysis 2011-2016
  • Table 20 Cat Population 2011-2016
  • Table 21 Consumption of Cat Food by Prepared vs Non-prepared: % Analysis 2011-2016

CATEGORY DATA

  • Summary 14 Cat Food by Price Band 2016
  • Table 22 Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2011-2016
  • Table 23 Sales of Cat Food by Category: Value 2011-2016
  • Table 24 Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2011-2016
  • Table 25 Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Value Growth 2011-2016
  • Table 26 Sales of Premium Cat Food by Category: Value 2011-2016
  • Table 27 Sales of Dry Cat Food by Life-Cycle: % Value 2011-2016
  • Table 28 Sales of Wet Cat Food by Life-Cycle: % Value 2011-2016
  • Table 29 NBO Company Shares of Cat Food: % Value 2011-2015
  • Table 30 LBN Brand Shares of Cat Food: % Value 2012-2015
  • Table 31 LBN Brand Shares of Cat Treats: % Value 2012-2015
  • Table 32 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2016-2021
  • Table 33 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: Value 2016-2021
  • Table 34 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 35 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021

Dog Food in Italy - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY INDICATORS

  • Table 36 Dog Owning Households: % Analysis 2011-2016
  • Table 37 Dog Population 2011-2016
  • Table 38 Consumption of Dog Food by Prepared vs Non-prepared: % Analysis 2011-2016

CATEGORY DATA

  • Summary 15 Dog Food by Price Band 2016

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 39 Sales of Dog Food by Category: Volume 2011-2016
  • Table 40 Sales of Dog Food by Category: Value 2011-2016
  • Table 41 Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2011-2016
  • Table 42 Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Value Growth 2011-2016
  • Table 43 Sales of Premium Dog Food by Category: Value 2011-2016
  • Table 44 Sales of Dry Dog Food by Life-Cycle: % Value 2011-2016
  • Table 45 Sales of Wet Dog Food by Life-Cycle: % Value 2011-2016
  • Table 46 NBO Company Shares of Dog Food: % Value 2011-2015
  • Table 47 LBN Brand Shares of Dog Food: % Value 2012-2015
  • Table 48 LBN Brand Shares of Dog Treats: % Value 2012-2015
  • Table 49 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: Volume 2016-2021
  • Table 50 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: Value 2016-2021
  • Table 51 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 52 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021

Other Pet Food in Italy - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY INDICATORS

  • Table 53 Other Pet Population 2011-2016

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 54 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Volume 2011-2016
  • Table 55 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Value 2011-2016
  • Table 56 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2011-2016
  • Table 57 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Value Growth 2011-2016
  • Table 58 LBN Brand Shares of Bird Food: % Value 2012-2015
  • Table 59 LBN Brand Shares of Fish Food: % Value 2012-2015
  • Table 60 LBN Brand Shares of Small Mammal/Reptile Food: % Value 2012-2015
  • Table 61 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Volume 2016-2021
  • Table 62 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Value 2016-2021
  • Table 63 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 64 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021

Pet Products in Italy - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 65 Sales of Pet Products by Category: Value 2011-2016
  • Table 66 Sales of Pet Products by Category: % Value Growth 2011-2016
  • Table 67 Sales of Pet Healthcare by Type: % Value 2011-2016
  • Table 68 Sales of Other Pet Products by Type: % Value 2011-2016
  • Table 69 Forecast Sales of Pet Products by Category: Value 2016-2021
  • Table 70 Forecast Sales of Pet Products by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021

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
  • 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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