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The pet food and pet care industry is growing well, underpinned by stable pet ownership and an increasing desire to treat pets with premium food, products and services as pets become a more integral part of the family. With the rise of services there is an opportunity for both specialist and non-specialist retailers to capitalise on this with in-store services. Looking ahead we can expect to see this trend continue with pet owners wanting more experiences, services and aesthetically pleasing products and food which pet owners believe will make their pet happy.
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Products covered in this Report
Definition of the Report
This Report will examine pet food and pet care retailers in the UK.
In contrast to previous Reports, this will focus less on products
and more on pet care products, services and pet food and
how retailers are responding to trends in the market and what
consumers want to purchase for their pet.
The pet food market size in this Report comprises the UK retail
sales of pet food for cats and dogs through all retail channels,
including direct to consumers. Food is categorised as dry, wet,
snacks and treats. Cat drinks are also included. For a more
detailed analysis of pet food, see Pet Food – UK, August 2018.
- Leashes, collars, leads
- Feeding equipment
- Pet beds and furniture (e.g. scratching posts)
- Pet clothes (both practical and fashionable)
- Grooming/shampooing/hygiene equipment
- Pet tech (e.g. fitness monitors)
- Health check-ups
- Training sessions
The Report focuses on the UK consumer market for pet care
products and services and pet food, but does not look at pet
insurance, the purchasing of pets or volume of pet products
What you need to know
The pet food market performed well in 2017, growing by 3.8%
to reach £2.5 billion in value terms. Further growth of 4.6% is
expected in 2018. Growth at the premium end of the market is
helping to drive the market forward as pet owners look to treat
their pets with more snacks/treats and by buying wet food rather
than dry, which carries a higher price point.
The pet care product market grew by 2.7% in 2017 to reach
£908 million. Further growth is forecast through to 2023 helped
by stable pet ownership levels and, like in the food market, the
increasing premiumisation of products for pets. Pet care products
are going upmarket and are now appealing to pet owners’ sense
of aesthetic and comfort and offering a premium level of pet care.
Pet services has been one of the fastest-growing areas of the
sector, with value sales of services advancing 3% in 2017 to
reach £717 million. Pet owners are increasingly looking to treat
their pets and this has led to more owners being interested and
willing to pay for grooming sessions and other premium service
offerings. Retailers could look to tap into this by offering more instore
services, similar to how supermarkets sell out their empty
shop space to other retailers and companies.