Top dog: Industry revenue will rise as the number of domesticated animals increases

Domesticated pets, particularly cats and dogs, are an engrained part of many US households, and gradually increasing numbers of both the number of pets and the number of US households over the past several decades has ensured the continued necessity of pet food and supplies wholesalers. Although the industry continues to evolve with the changing structure of the US economy through merger and acquisition activity among its largest companies, total revenue revenue growth has been mostly stable over the past five years. Moreover, industry wholesalers are poised for continued growth going forward, although recent increases in several key economic indicators may no longer be as substantial over the five years to 2020...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has undergone a gradual transformation, particularly among its largest companies
  • Major manufacturers have consolidated in order to take advantage of economies of scale
  • Steady demand for pet food and supplies will likely contribute to steady downstream demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The fragmented nature of the Pet Food & Supplies Wholesaling industry results in a geographically dispersed structure that generally corresponds with the distribution of economic activity, access to transportation and proximity to retailers. Moreover, as the middleman, wholesalers look to locate nearby both upstream and downstream industries to ensure efficient transportation of products and timelines. Small-scale wholesalers target a narrow and regional market, while larger window coverings wholesalers can often establish relationships with retailers throughout several states.Proximity to upstream marketsThe Southeast, West, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions are home to the majority of industry establishments. All...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pet Food & Supplies Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pet Food & Supplies Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from pet stores and Number of pets (cats and dogs) in the Pet Food & Supplies Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pet Food & Supplies Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry includes businesses that purchase products from upstream industries for sale to downstream industries, including retailers, consumers and other wholesalers. Products sold in this industry include wet and dry food for dogs and cats, bird feed, other pet food and treats, food bowls, collars and leashes, litter, cages, travel carriers and other pet supplies and accessories. Companies in this industry may also wholesale pets.

    Industry Products
  • Dry dog food
  • Dry cat food
  • Wet cat food
  • Wet dog food
  • Dog and cat treats
  • Pet supplies
  • Pets
  • Industry Activities
  • Wet pet food wholesaling
  • Dry pet food wholesaling
  • Bird feed wholesaling
  • Pet treats wholesaling
  • Domesticated pet wholesaling
  • Pet collars, leashes, liter, food bowls, travel carriers and other pet supplies and accessories wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from pet stores
  • Number of pets (cats and dogs)
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Agricultural price index
  • Number of households

  • Current Performance
  • Growing demand for pets
  • Wholesale bypass and e-commerce
  • Major mergers
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Strategies for success
  • Persistent merger activity
  • Table: Pet Food & Supplies Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pet Food & Supplies Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters
  • Dollar & Variety Stores
  • Pet Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Animal Food Production
  • Livestock Production Support Services
  • Toy, Doll & Game Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Pet supplies
  • Dry dog food
  • Dry cat food
  • Other
  • Dog and cat treats
  • Wet cat food
  • Wet dog food
  • Pets
  • Chart: Pet Food & Supplies Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Pet ownership
  • Income
  • Demographics and lifestyle

  • Major Markets
  • Pet stores
  • Second party wholesalers
  • Supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pet Food & Supplies Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pet Food & Supplies Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pet Food & Supplies Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pet Food & Supplies Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Pet Food & Supplies Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Number of pets (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Dry Food
  • Commonly known as kibble, dry pet food is made with feed grade ingredients and typically provides animals with the majority of their nutritional requirements
  • Electronic Data Interchange (Edi)
  • the transfer of data from one computer system to another by standardized message formatting, without the need for human intervention. EDI permits data transfers between customers and wholesalers.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • The wireless use of electromagnetic fields to transfer data, for the purposes of automatically identifying and tracking tags attached to objects.
  • Wet Food
  • Wet and canned pet foods contain significantly higher water weight than dry foods and are more frequently served to active or working dogs that require additional protein
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