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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Increasing demand for cat food underpins pet care’s performance

Overall sales of pet care increased in current value terms in 2014, which was mainly due to growth of cat food. While volume sales of dog food continued to decrease, volume sales of cat food increased thanks to the growing cat population. As growth of cat food was large enough to offset the shrinkage of dog food, overall volume sales of pet care recorded a positive growth in 2014. Also, the increase of unit price also was another factor to drive the growth of value sales of pet care in 2014. Unit price rises occurred within the pet care industry due to multiple factors, including a VAT increase, the depreciation of Japanese yen, growing safety concerns and premiumisation. Growing demand for cat food combined with price increases underpinned current value growth of pet care in 2014.

Cat treats on the rise

Cat treats continued to record double-digit current value growth in 2014. Although it had long been considered in the pet food industry that cat treats would be a hard category to penetrate, as cats do not need to eat extra besides their regular meals, there was an increasing number of cat owners that wanted to pamper their pets with treats over the review period. In response, many new products were launched by various manufacturers in 2014, exemplified by Dreamies by Mars Japan and Mon Petit Tender Kiss by Nestlé Purina PetCare, which drove significant growth of the category.

Unicharm and Mars Japan drive greater segmentation

Unicharm remained the overall leader within pet care in 2014, followed by Mars Japan. Unicharm’s leadership is built on an extensive dog and cat food portfolio that covers all price bands, as well as pet products. Likewise, Mars Japan offers a wide portfolio within dog and cat food. To offset growing competition from cheaper brands and private label ranges, both companies launched new age-, breed- and size-specific dog and cat food products, as well as new flavour variants. In 2014, a product targeted at cats aged 18 years old and over was launched by Mars Japan.

Home and garden specialists lose customers to pet superstores and internet retailing

While the major channel of pet care sales remained home and garden specialists in 2014, its value share of pet care declined, which was to the benefit of pet superstores and internet retailing. Amid the humanisation of pets, pet owners came to expect more professional advice on pet care. Consumers’ expectations combined with the upsizing of pet superstores encouraged consumers to migrate from home and garden specialists to pet superstores.

Shift towards cat food and away from dog food

The lifestyles of Japanese consumers are expected to keep changing during the forecast period. More Japanese consumers are likely to live in an urban environment and single-person households are predicted to continue increasing. As their lifestyles change, it is anticipated that more consumers will choose to keep cats rather than dogs. Dog owners are increasingly likely to prefer smaller breeds. As a result, volume sales of dog food are estimated to decline while volume sales of cat food are set to grow over the forecast period.

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

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Increasing demand for cat food underpins pet care’s performance

Cat treats on the rise

Unicharm and Mars Japan drive greater segmentation

Home and garden specialists lose customers to pet superstores and internet retailing

Shift towards cat food and away from dog food

KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Shift in pet population changes the shape and landscape of pet food

Weaker Japanese yen impacts the pet care industry

Ageing pet population influences new product launches

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 Japan - Company Profiles

Aeon Pet Co Ltd in Pet Care (Japan)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 2 Aeon Pet Co Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 3 Aeon Pet Co Ltd: Operational Indicators

INTERNET STRATEGY

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRIVATE LABEL

  • Summary 4 Aeon Pet Co Ltd: Private Label Portfolio

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 5 Aeon Pet Co Ltd: Competitive Position 2014

Mars Japan Ltd in Pet Care (Japan)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 6 Mars Japan Ltd: Key Facts

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 7 Mars Japan Ltd: Competitive Position 2014

Nippon Pet Food Ltd in Pet Care (Japan)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 8 Nippon Pet Food Ltd: Key Facts

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 9 Nippon Pet Food Ltd: Competitive Position 2014

Unicharm Corp in Pet Care (Japan)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 10 Unicharm Corp: Key Facts
  • Summary 11 Unicharm Corp: Operational Indicators

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 12 Unicharm Corp: Competitive Position 2014

Cat Food in Japan - 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

  • 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
  • Summary 13 Cat Food by Price Band 2015

Dog Food in Japan - 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

  • 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
  • Summary 14 Dog Food by Price Band 2015

Other Pet Food in Japan - 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 Japan - 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
              • 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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