Executive Summary

Apr 2019
Pet treats and mixers drive overall pet food industry growth

As in the previous year, notable growth was seen in pet treats and the relatively new pet food toppers/mixers, with pet owners more inclined to indulge their pets due to the fact that they are increasingly seen as members of the family. Other pet food saw only modest value and volume growth.

Increase in demand for New Zealand-sourced ingredients offers export opportunities

New Zealand has long been a world-renowned exporter of meat due to its stringent processes related to food safety, hence the nation is highly regarded for the premium quality of its exports. With the increasing premiumisation of food, pet food manufacturers increasingly look to New Zealand to import the ingredients for their products, primarily meat and seafood products such as lamb, beef, king salmon, hoki and green-lipped mussels.

Key players remain at the top

Household brands owned by players such as such as Mars and Nestlé Purina still account for a large portion of sales within the pet food industry, with Heinz Wattie’s Ltd remaining in third spot, despite a slight reduction in value share in 2018. The Real Pet Food Co, now part of New Hope Group Ltd, continues to strengthen its foothold within the top five pet food manufacturers.

Online distribution channel set to grow exponentially within pet food

Several pet food manufacturers and retailers have seen strong growth in internet retailing year on year, and the distribution channel is projected to continue this growth as more consumers demand online services such as bulk pet food subscription or click and collect from major retailers like Animates and Countdown. This increase in demand is mostly because time-poor consumers highly value convenience and such services meet their needs.

Growth to remain conservative in the forecast period

Over the forecast period, annual volume growth will slow down within pet food, stagnating year on year between 2019 and 2024. In addition to the declining pet population, pet owners also have an increasing preference for smaller dogs, which require less food.

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Pet Care in New Zealand

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Pet treats and mixers drive overall pet food industry growth
Increase in demand for New Zealand-sourced ingredients offers export opportunities
Key players remain at the top
Online distribution channel set to grow exponentially within pet food
Growth to remain conservative in the forecast period

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

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Cat Food in New Zealand

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Cat treats and mixers growth to continue
Preference for natural, healthy ingredients continues growing
Cat food packaging evolving to mimic human food

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Nestlé Purina continues gaining share
Top brands’ waning influence
Private label endeavours to improve product quality and look

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 New Zealand

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Increasing segmentation and customisation in dog food
Rise of functional dog treats made from hemp
Growing demand for alternative protein sources

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Sustainability, ethical sourcing and production
BlackHawk gains sales share
Premium brands increasing accessibility

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 New Zealand

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Small mammals maintain conservative growth
Bird food sees minimal growth

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Masterpet Corp moves focus to larger pets
New brands increasing their share in other pet food
Other pet food is still predominantly international

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 New Zealand

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Pet technology increasingly relied on by pet owners
Pet healthcare and dietary supplements to continue growing as pet owners become more invested in pet health

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Growth of internet retailing poses challenge to speciality pet stores
Large corporations still control the majority of pet healthcare sales
Local companies doing well in other pet products and dietary supplements

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