Executive Summary

Jun 2019
Rising but limited interest with pet ownership low and non-prepared alternatives preferred

Pet care in Morocco remained a relatively small market in sales terms in 2019, with steady rather than dynamic value growth. Pet ownership in the country remains low for cats and dogs, with urban consumers from mid- to upper-income households most likely to keep a pet for companionship.

Premium specialised options spark interest from affluent owners with focus on nutrition

While the vast majority of pet owners have little interest in nutrition and continue to feed pets with non-prepared food, there are some signs of premiumisation. Some pet owners are shifting towards premium products, having growing faith in the health and wellness benefits that they believe nutritionally-balanced products could offer their pets.

Mars Morocco challenged on all sides by Nestlé, premium brands and private label

Mars Morocco retained its lead of pet care in 2018, but continued to lose value share rapidly and recorded declining value sales. This was despite the company’s wide distribution reach and once-strong brand loyalty amongst local consumers.

Modern grocery retailers appeal with convenient locations and wide range

The distribution of pet care in Morocco continued to be dominated by modern grocery retailers, specifically hypermarkets and supermarkets, in 2019. These retailing channels are close to Moroccans’ homes and offer convenience, as consumers are able to purchase their pet food requirements while doing their grocery shopping rather than having to make a separate visit to a specialist pet shop.

Strong growth potential as more Moroccans view pets as family members

Pet care is predicted to record a stronger performance in current value terms over the forecast period compared to the review period current value CAGR. The strong performance will be linked to the higher growth of larger categories, cat food and dog food, which will experience rising unit prices with further premiumisation.

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  • Historic volumes and values, company and brand market shares
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  • Which is the fastest-growing pet food manufacturer?
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  • What are growth prospects for pet care in the next 5 years?

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Pet Care in Morocco

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Rising but limited interest with pet ownership low and non-prepared alternatives preferred
Premium specialised options spark interest from affluent owners with focus on nutrition
Mars Morocco challenged on all sides by Nestlé, premium brands and private label
Modern grocery retailers appeal with convenient locations and wide range
Strong growth potential as more Moroccans view pets as family members

MARKET INDICATORS

Table 1 Pet Populations 2014-2019

MARKET DATA

Table 2 Sales of Pet Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 3 Sales of Pet Care by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 4 Sales of Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 5 Sales of Pet Care by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 6 NBO Company Shares of Pet Food: % Value 2014-2018
Table 7 LBN Brand Shares of Pet Food: % Value 2015-2018
Table 8 NBO Company Shares of Dog and Cat Food: % Value 2014-2018
Table 9 LBN Brand Shares of Dog and Cat Food: % Value 2015-2018
Table 10 Penetration of Private Label in Pet Care by Category: % Value 2014-2019
Table 11 Distribution of Pet Care by Format: % Value 2014-2019
Table 12 Distribution of Pet Care by Format and Category: % Value 2019
Table 13 Distribution of Dog and Cat Food by Format: % Value 2014-2019
Table 14 Distribution of Dog and Cat Food by Format and Category: % Value 2019
Table 15 Forecast Sales of Pet Food by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 16 Forecast Sales of Pet Care by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 17 Forecast Sales of Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 18 Forecast Sales of Pet Care by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

Summary 1 Research Sources

Cat Food in Morocco

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Growing popularity of pet cats among busy apartment-dwellers and widening product range fuel growth
Greater segmentation attracts nutrition-focused cat owners
Premiumisation and shift towards prepared food continue to benefit sales

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Nestlé leapfrogs Mars to gain lead, thanks to aggressive price promotions
Mars loses share due to new launches perceived to offer better quality at lower prices
Croq Land soars thanks to a plethora of new products

CATEGORY INDICATORS

Table 19 Cat Owning Households: % Analysis 2014-2019
Table 20 Cat Population 2014-2019
Table 21 Consumption of Cat Food by Prepared vs Non-prepared: % Analysis 2014-2019

CATEGORY DATA

Summary 2 Cat Food by Price Band
Table 22 Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 23 Sales of Cat Food by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 24 Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 25 Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 26 Sales of Dry Cat Food by Life-Cycle: % Value 2014-2018
Table 27 Sales of Wet Cat Food by Life-Cycle: % Value 2014-2018
Table 28 NBO Company Shares of Cat Food: % Value 2014-2018
Table 29 LBN Brand Shares of Cat Food: % Value 2015-2018
Table 30 LBN Brand Shares of Cat Treats: % Value 2015-2018
Table 31 Distribution of Cat Food by Format: % Value 2014-2019
Table 32 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 33 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 34 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 35 Forecast Sales of Cat Food by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Dog Food in Morocco

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Premium dry dog food benefits from new launches and affluent owners
Constraints posed by religious and cultural factors
Economy dry food benefits from widening range and higher quality

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Mars faces growing challenge from specialised premium brands
Premium dry food attracts new entrants keen to cater to owners’ health concerns
Change of ownership for Cani Plus results in share loss

CATEGORY INDICATORS

Table 36 Dog Owning Households: % Analysis 2014-2019
Table 37 Dog Population 2014-2019
Table 38 Consumption of Dog Food by Prepared vs Non-prepared: % Analysis 2014-2019

CATEGORY DATA

Summary 3 Dog Food by Price Band
Table 39 Sales of Dog Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 40 Sales of Dog Food by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 41 Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 42 Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 43 Sales of Dry Dog Food by Life-Cycle: % Value 2014-2018
Table 44 Sales of Wet Dog Food by Life-Cycle: % Value 2014-2018
Table 45 NBO Company Shares of Dog Food: % Value 2014-2018
Table 46 LBN Brand Shares of Dog Food: % Value 2015-2018
Table 47 LBN Brand Shares of Dog Treats: % Value 2015-2018
Table 48 Distribution of Dog Food by Format: % Value 2014-2019
Table 49 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 50 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 51 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 52 Forecast Sales of Dog Food by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Other Pet Food in Morocco

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Small easy-care mammals appeal to busy urban apartment-dwellers
Sales hindered by widespread availability of cheap unpackaged food
Owners prioritise costly pet products over other pet food

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Versele-Laga benefits from distribution reach and increased interest in small mammal/reptile food
With distribution key to share, ownership changes can pose problems
Little potential for premiumisation in the mainstream

CATEGORY INDICATORS

Table 53 Other Pet Population 2014-2019

CATEGORY DATA

Table 54 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 55 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 56 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 57 Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 58 LBN Brand Shares of Bird Food: % Value 2015-2018
Table 59 LBN Brand Shares of Fish Food: % Value 2015-2018
Table 60 LBN Brand Shares of Small Mammal/Reptile Food: % Value 2015-2018
Table 61 Distribution of Other Pet Food by Format: % Value 2014-2019
Table 62 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 63 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 64 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 65 Forecast Sales of Other Pet Food by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Pet Products in Morocco

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Increasing awareness of pet health concerns and solutions
Pet family members gain their own toys and shampoos
Pet products penetrates new channels ahead of pet food

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Animal Planet move leaves previous leader Petland struggling for share
Pet dietary supplements to enter Morocco in 2019
Cat litter expanding with organic and biodegradable products

CATEGORY DATA

Table 66 Sales of Pet Products by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 67 Sales of Pet Products by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 68 Sales of Pet Healthcare by Type: % Value 2014-2019
Table 69 Sales of Other Pet Products by Type: % Value 2014-2019
Table 70 NBO Company Shares of Pet Products: % Value 2014-2018
Table 71 LBN Brand Shares of Pet Products: % Value 2015-2018
Table 72 Distribution of Pet Products by Format: % Value 2014-2019
Table 73 Forecast Sales of Pet Products by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 74 Forecast Sales of Pet Products by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024