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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Strong growth for pet care as consumers continue to indulge their pets

Although GDP recorded steady growth of 2.5% in 2015, geopolitical uncertainties, such as worries over the forthcoming election, concerns about “Brexit” and the ongoing Eurozone crisis, continued to hold companies back from investing and dented consumer confidence. However, the pet care market enjoyed solid growth throughout the review period, despite ongoing financial constraints in the aftermath of the economic downturn. Growth was fuelled by the growing trend in which consumers perceive their pets as equal members of the family which encourages them to indulge their pets and spend heavily on their health and welfare. There continued to be a marked shift from non-prepared to prepared dog and cat food during the review period, while the pet cat, small dog, small mammal and reptile population continued to grow.

High quality, niche products gain ground as consumers focus on product ingredients

The pet humanisation trend has had a major effect on what consumers ultimately buy for their pets. Despite constrained budgets, pet owners are largely interested in offering the best care for their pets. This translates to demand for high quality products at reasonable prices, which is of paramount importance to pet owners. Largely, products with added functionality and healthy products are top of mind among pet owners interested in giving their pets the same treatment as any other family member. Coupled with this, consumers are more interested in convenience and luxury, as premium products in single serve portions are becoming popular. Concerns about ingredients used in pet food and sources of these ingredients are also driving sales of all-natural and organic pet food.

Private label continues to see positive growth

Due to the limited disposable incomes, price is an important factor in sales of pet care products. Although pet owners want to provide the best possible care within their means, private label products that offer high quality at reasonable prices continue to experience positive growth. Industry players which offer mid-quality products are also benefiting as consumers believe these products represent value for money. International brands, on the other hand, in response to a slight loss in share, are innovating by providing products in smaller pouches that can be used for single servings, an appealing feature among consumers seeking convenience.

Bricks and mortar outlets favoured for pet care, while internet retailing sees strong growth

Despite strong growth in internet sales in pet care, bricks and mortar shops, such as supermarkets, remain the largest distributors of pet food in the UK, followed by hypermarkets and pet superstores. Internet retailing in pet care is growing thanks to low price offers, posing intense competition to traditional stores. Simultaneously, physical pet stores are developing web shops to offer pet owners a multi-cross channel shopping experience. Veterinary clinics and pet shops or home and garden retail centres are also starting to collaborate to offer a convenient one-stop shopping place for pet owners.

Positive outlook expected for pet care over the forecast period

Pet care is expected to record steady growth over the forecast period as consumers will continue to pamper their pets with healthy and premium products. Coupled with the humanisation of pets, an expected increase in pet ownership is set to lead to projected higher volume sales of pet care. Manufacturers will continue to invest in new product developments and inform consumers of the best products to buy for their pets, giving them a wider choice. Luxurious products, such as gourmet and natural or organic products, are likely to perform well over the forecast period as pet owners will continue to invest in their beloved pets.

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Overview

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

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

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Strong growth for pet care as consumers continue to indulge their pets

High quality, niche products gain ground as consumers focus on product ingredients

Private label continues to see positive growth

Bricks and mortar outlets favoured for pet care, while internet retailing sees strong growth

Positive outlook expected for pet care over the forecast period

KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Growing focus on healthy eating in pet care

Demographic trends in the human population impact pet ownership

Changing distribution landscape as consumers demand convenience

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 the United Kingdom - Company Profiles

Mars Petcare UK Ltd in Pet Care (United Kingdom)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 2 Mars UK Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 3 Mars UK Ltd: Operational Indicators

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 4 Mars UK Ltd: Competitive Position 2015

MPM Products Ltd in Pet Care (United Kingdom)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 5 MPM Products Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 6 MPM Products Ltd: Operational Indicators

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 7 MPM Products Ltd: Competitive Position 2015

Pets at Home Plc in Pet Care (United Kingdom)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 8 Pets at Home Plc: Key Facts
  • Summary 9 Pets at Home Plc: Operational Indicators

INTERNET STRATEGY

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRIVATE LABEL

  • Summary 10 Pets at Home Plc: Private Label Portfolio

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 11 Pets at Home Plc: Competitive Position 2015

Wagg Foods Ltd in Pet Care (United Kingdom)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 12 Wagg Foods Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 13 Wagg Foods Ltd: Operational Indicators

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 14 Wagg Foods Ltd: Competitive Position 2015

Cat Food in the United Kingdom - 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

  • 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
  • Summary 15 Cat Food by Price Band 2016

Dog Food in the United Kingdom - 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

  • 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
  • Summary 16 Dog Food by Price Band 2016

Other Pet Food in the United Kingdom - 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 the United Kingdom - 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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