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Pet Care in the United Kingdom

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Despite value growth in 2013, volumes decline

The total pet care market in the UK is expected to grow in value terms in 2013. Humanisation of pets and added-value products, such as added vitamins, as well as higher-margin products, including dog treats, are contributing to this growth. However, much of the value growth will derive from inflation as volumes declined in 2012 and are expected to continue declining in 2013.

Economic factors lead pet owners to scale down their pets and associated purchases

The recession in the UK forced consumers to reconsider how much money they spend on their pets, which can be very expensive. This has seen falls in a number of products including premium categories, such as therapeutic foods, and pet dietary supplements, as well as a polarisation of the dog and cat food categories, which witnessed growth in the economy segments. By the same token, smaller pets are becoming more popular as consumers are opting more for smaller dogs, cats and small mammals/reptiles as opposed to larger dogs. This is due to growing single households and the fact that these pet types are easier to care for and fit better with working owners, as well as costing less money overall.

Mars continues to lead the UK pet care market

Leading player Mars retained a leading share in the category in 2012, ahead of Nestlé Purina. The two companies still mainly compete at the same level, in standard and premium non-therapeutic dry and wet food for both cats and dogs. Both companies continue to drive product innovation and have strong marketing campaigns for key brands.

Pet distribution remains concentrated in supermarkets and hypermarkets

Supermarkets and hypermarkets remain the major distribution channels for pet care products representing over half of value sales. Pet specialists (shops, superstores and clinics) continue to see strong sales, especially pet superstores, as consumers seek more expert advice when purchasing for their pets. Many of these stores are also hoping to gain market share through the introduction of in-store grooming, nutritional and micro chipping services.

Very weak growth expected over the forecast period

The pet care market will take some time to recover from its poor performance over the last few years of the review period. It is expected that average volume growth per year over the forecast period will be slow and constant value growth will remain at below inflation. This will stem from a continuing retrenchment in consumer spending as economic uncertainty in the UK will continue. Pet care is a good example of goods that represent a significant proportion of the weekly household budget that could be cut, especially when placed against all the other attendant costs of pet ownership, such as insurance and healthcare. There will, however, be opportunities within this, for example, for dog and cat treats, and for small mammal/reptile food. Pet populations will continue to change with smaller dogs favoured over larger ones, while small mammals and reptiles will grow significantly and bird and fish populations will fall.

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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

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  • 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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Table of Contents

Pet Care in the United Kingdom - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Despite value growth in 2013, volumes decline

Economic factors lead pet owners to scale down their pets and associated purchases

Mars continues to lead the UK pet care market

Pet distribution remains concentrated in supermarkets and hypermarkets

Very weak growth expected over the forecast period

KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Humanisation of pets continues

Economic crisis impacts pet care sales and polarises the market

Health and wellness trend remains a key avenue for product development in pet food

Pet populations are changing

Other pet products and services continuing to outperform the pet care market

MARKET INDICATORS

  • Table 1 Pet Populations 2008-2013

MARKET DATA

  • Table 2 Forecast Sales of Pet Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 3 Forecast Sales of Pet Care by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 4 Forecast Sales of Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 5 Forecast Sales of Pet Care by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

  • Summary 1 Research Sources

Pet Care in the United Kingdom - Company Profiles

Butcher's Pet Care Ltd in Pet Care (United Kingdom)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 2 Butcher’s Pet Care Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 3 Butcher’s Pet Care Ltd: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 4 Butcher’s Pet Care Ltd: Competitive Position 2012

Hill's Pet Nutrition Ltd in Pet Care (United Kingdom)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 5 Hill’s Pet Nutrition Ltd: Key Facts

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 6 Hill’s Pet Nutrition Ltd: Competitive Position 2012

Mars UK Ltd in Pet Care (United Kingdom)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 7 Mars UK Ltd: Key Facts

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 8 Mars UK Ltd: Competitive Position 2012

Nestlé Purina Ltd in Pet Care (United Kingdom)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 9 Nestlé Purina Ltd: Key Facts

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 10 Nestlé Purina Ltd: Competitive Position 2012

Pets at Home Ltd in Pet Care (United Kingdom)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 11 Pets At Home Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 12 Pets At Home Ltd: Operational Indicators

INTERNET STRATEGY

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRIVATE LABEL

  • Summary 13 Pets At Home Ltd: Private Label Portfolio

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 14 Pets At Home Ltd: Competitive Position 2012

Wagg Foods Ltd in Pet Care (United Kingdom)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 15 Wagg Foods Ltd: Key Facts

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 16 Wagg Foods Ltd: Competitive Position 2012

Cat Food in the United Kingdom - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY INDICATORS

  • Table 6 Cat Owning Households: % Analysis 2008-2013
  • Table 7 Cat Population 2008-2013
  • Table 8 Consumption of Prepared Cat Food: % Analysis 2008-2013

CATEGORY DATA

  • Summary 17 Cat Food by Price Band 2013
  • Table 9 Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 10 Sales of Cat Food by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 11 Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 12 Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 13 Sales of Premium Cat Food by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 14 NBO Company Shares of Cat Food: % Value 2008-2012
  • Table 15 LBN Brand Shares of Cat Food: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 16 LBN Brand Shares of Cat Treats: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 17 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 18 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 19 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 20 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

Dog Food in the United Kingdom - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY INDICATORS

  • Table 21 Dog Owning Households: % Analysis 2008-2013
  • Table 22 Dog Population 2008-2013
  • Table 23 Consumption of Prepared Dog Food: % Analysis 2008-2013

CATEGORY DATA

  • Summary 18 Dog Food by Price Band 2013
  • Table 24 Sales of Dog Food by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 25 Sales of Dog Food by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 26 Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 27 Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 28 Sales of Premium Dog Food by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 29 NBO Company Shares of Dog Food: % Value 2008-2012
  • Table 30 LBN Brand Shares of Dog Food: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 31 LBN Brand Shares of Dog Treats: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 32 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 33 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 34 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 35 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

Other Pet Food in the United Kingdom - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY INDICATORS

  • Table 36 Other Pet Population 2008-2013

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 37 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 38 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 39 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 40 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 41 LBN Brand Shares of Bird Food: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 42 LBN Brand Shares of Fish Food: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 43 LBN Brand Shares of Small Mammal/Reptile Food: % Value 2009-2012
  • Table 44 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 45 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 46 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 47 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

Pet Products in the United Kingdom - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 48 Sales of Pet Products by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 49 Sales of Pet Products by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 50 Sales of Pet Healthcare by Type: % Value Breakdown 2008-2013
  • Table 51 Forecast Sales of Pet Products by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 52 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
              • 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

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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