Home » Pet Care

145 posts categorized "Pet Care"

July 9, 2015

German Pet Population: It is Bigger than you Thought

Nicole LuckettAnalyst Insight by Nicole Lukett - Contributing Analyst

It is a known fact that pets play an increasingly significant role in German society. This is partly due to ongoing growth in the number of single-person or small households. In 2014, the number of single-person and 2-person households grew by 2% and 1% respectively over the previous year. In addition to ongoing growth in internet usage and digitalisation, this is an indicator of the increasingly isolated lifestyles led by many Germans.

Pets are often welcomed as providing balance to these consumers’ hectic and career-focused lives and sometimes even viewed as taking the place of a partner or child. They are considered beloved companions that enhance their owners’ wellbeing and quality of living. Dogs are also viewed as supporting their owners’ fitness and health and as helping them to reconnect with nature on their daily walks. As a result, the German pet population is growing at rates almost parallel to the number of small households.

Continue reading "German Pet Population: It is Bigger than you Thought" »

May 31, 2015

Pets at Home an Increasingly Important Player in UK Pet Care

Damian ShoreAnalyst Insight by Damian Shore - Contributing Analyst

View Damian Shore's profile on LinkedIn

Strong growth in UK pet care sales, a loyal customer base, an expanding store portfolio, the integration of pet services into its retail model and a growing online presence are the main factors driving growth for the UK pet superstore chain, Pets at Home.

Pet superstores now account for 9% of UK pet care

In March 2014, Pets at Home suffered a rather lacklustre initial public offering amid concerns that it was overpriced. A year later, it has produced an impressive set of trading figures and its shares have risen above their flotation price. According to the company, merchandise revenues rose at an annual rate of 8%, to £666 million (US$1,049 million), during the 12 months to March 2015. The number of Pets at Home retail outlets grew by 25, to 400, during the 12 months to March 2015. Largely due to the chain’s growth, the proportion of UK pet care value sales accounted for by pet superstores rose by 160 basis points between 2009 and 2014, to 9%.

Continue reading "Pets at Home an Increasingly Important Player in UK Pet Care" »

May 12, 2015

Brazil's Business Environment: Consumption in Economic Slowdown

250_brazilBusiness-v1.0On the surface, Brazil looks like an attractive market. It is the seventh largest global economy and has a population of 200 million, with high consumer expenditure and high demand for commodities.
But Brazilians are spending less, industrial confidence is deteriorating, and inflation is rising, meaning a future of slow growth and economic recovery.

Consumer goods companies operating in Brazil need to adapt their strategy to integrate the global market place. What are the reasons behind this slowdown and how can organisations work it to their advantage? 

Download our white paper today to learn:

› How Brazil’s rapid currency depreciation has affected its economy and consumers 

› Which consumer industries are slowing down and which have new opportunities

› Why the middle class is changing Brazil’s economic landscape

Download-Now

May 10, 2015

¡No te pierdas nuestra presentación en el 5to Foro México sobre alimento para mascotas!

Logo-foro

Nombre del evento: 5to FORO MÉXICO SOBRE ALIMENTO PARA MASCOTAS

Fecha: 11 al 12 de junio, 2015

Día, fecha y hora de nuestra presentación:  Jueves 11 de junio de 9:00 a 9:40 am, Hotel Fiesta Americana Minerva, Guadalajara, México

Acerca del evento:  Dada la importancia que ha cobrado la industria de alimento para mascotas en México, desde hace 4 años AMEPA (Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Alimentos) ha venido realizando un foro anual en donde confluyan tanto productores como proveedores de esta industria, que les permita un espacio de actualización en los diferentes temas de interés y generar un acercamiento entre los eslabones de la cadena de valor. En esta ocasión y con la finalidad de promover un mayor acercamiento entre la industria, el área comercial será de acceso general.

Acerca de nuestra presentación:   Acompaña a Beatriz Torres, Analista de investigación en Euromonitor International en su presentación titulada “Pet Food en México: análisis y actualización”.

Continue reading "¡No te pierdas nuestra presentación en el 5to Foro México sobre alimento para mascotas!" »

April 28, 2015

Are Artisanal Pet Treats Going Mainstream?

Damian ShoreAnalyst Insight by Damian Shore - Contributing Analyst

View Damian Shore's profile on LinkedIn

Once a niche catering to a tiny minority of affluent and indulgent owners, pet bakeries are expanding rapidly in the US. This could represent an opportunity for grocery retailers with in-store bakeries.

Rapidly expanding Woof Gang Bakery chain plans to grow to 80 stores by the end of the year

Orlando, Florida-based Woof Gang Bakery, which combines a pet bakery with a pet shop that sells high-end pet food and pet care products and a grooming salon, is expanding rapidly: As of the beginning of April 2015, it had 26 franchised stores in Florida and more than 60 nationwide from Texas to New Jersey. According to CEO Paul Allen, the company aims to increase the latter figure to 75 by the end of 2015. It is also planning to open corporate-owned stores, with five locations planned by summer 2015.

Continue reading "Are Artisanal Pet Treats Going Mainstream?" »

April 21, 2015

Consumer Foodservice in Australia Targets Pet Owners

Thomas writerAnalyst Insight by Thomas Writer - Research Analyst

It is well documented that Australians love their pets and that the bond between owner and pet is only growing stronger. The number of “pet-friendly” businesses such as cafés, hotels and even airlines is on the up, all catering to the ever-increasing willingness of consumers to humanise and indulge their pets. Australians spent A$3.5 million on their pets’ food, treats, litter, healthcare, dietary supplements, toys, homes and other accessories, which translates into A$146 spent per pet, up 19% from five years ago. A total of 39% of Australian households owned a dog in 2014, with 29% owning a cat.

While there has always been potential for foodservice operators to incorporate a pet-friendly theme at their outlets, with dog drinks served at dog cafés like Sydney’s Café Bones or websites such as doggydining.com.au helping dog owners find eateries that are pet-friendly for example, there is certainly ample opportunity for enterprising foodservice ventures keen to get their paws on the pet-loving market.

Continue reading "Consumer Foodservice in Australia Targets Pet Owners" »

March 13, 2015

Pet Parenthood is Not Just a Figure of Speech

Damian ShoreAnalyst insight by Damian Shore - Contributing Analyst

View Damian Shore's profile on LinkedIn

It has often been speculated that increased levels of pet ownership among young women are related to the fact that they are starting families later in life. This contention is now backed by a small, but growing, body of scientific research, shedding new light on recent trends in the pet care market.

Family life delayed

Largely as a result of changing social mores, the increased availability of contraception and a long-term increase in the proportion of women in the labour force, the average age of women at first childbirth has been steadily increasing. In Japan, the average age of women at first childbirth rose from 29.7 years to 30.2 years between 2009 and 2014. Women tend to start their families at a younger age in the US, but the gap is narrowing: the average age of women at first childbirth in this country leapt from 25.2 years to 26.8 years over the same period. In most of Western Europe, this figure is now around 30 years.

Continue reading "Pet Parenthood is Not Just a Figure of Speech" »

March 4, 2015

The Rising Power of Female Consumers

Female-Consumer-Banner

The global female population totalled an estimated 3.6 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach 4.2 billion by 2030. Average disposable income amongst women is the highest it's ever been, and women are living longer than men.

What are you doing to reach this growing market?

Recording
View now to learn:

  • The size and distribution of the female consumer market
  • Literacy and education rates
  • Labour participation
  • Purchasing power

 

Continue reading "The Rising Power of Female Consumers" »

February 24, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at Interpets 2015

Interpets

Event Name: interpets

Location: Tokyo Big Sight East Hall

Date:  2nd  – 5th April, 2015

Event Description: The 5th version of Interpets will shift its date from late July to early April, and will be held as a part of the AJPET. Interpets has grown as the largest trade fair in the Japanese pet market since its sensational debut in 2011. Its unique variety of exhibitors continues to attract visitors from diverse industry sectors.

Continue reading "Euromonitor to Speak at Interpets 2015" »

February 1, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at VIV Asia 2015

Viv Asia
Location:
Bangkok, Thailand

Date:  11th – 13th March, 2015

Event Description: VNU Exhibitions Europe, part of Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs, is active organizing trade shows in the field of intensive animal farming for many years and has achieved a high international standard with the exhibition brand VIV. The exhibition program of VIV typically includes companies active in feed milling and supplying feed milling equipment, animal feed and feed additives, animal health products, breeding and housing, meat products, meat processing, packaging and logistics and other services related to the animal protein production industry.

Continue reading "Euromonitor to Speak at VIV Asia 2015" »

Subscribe

 RSS Feed

Receive New Posts via Email:

 

Join us on...


Filter by Category

Filter by Geography

Filter by Industry

Recent Posts

German Pet Population: It is Bigger than you Thought

Pets at Home an Increasingly Important Player in UK Pet Care

Brazil's Business Environment: Consumption in Economic Slowdown

¡No te pierdas nuestra presentación en el 5to Foro México sobre alimento para mascotas!

Are Artisanal Pet Treats Going Mainstream?

Consumer Foodservice in Australia Targets Pet Owners

Pet Parenthood is Not Just a Figure of Speech

The Rising Power of Female Consumers

Euromonitor to Speak at Interpets 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at VIV Asia 2015