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Pet Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Pet Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 45391 | Mar 2017

Puppy love: Pet owners will invest in premium products and services as the economy improves

The Pet Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The emerging trend of pet parents has bolstered demand for premium pet products and services
  • Supermarkets have lured customers away from smaller specialty stores
  • A rise in pet ownership will lead to higher demand for discretionary and nondiscretionary products
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Pet Stores industry has purred along over the past five years as cats, dogs, fish and birds have remained popular home companions. Pet parents, or pet owners who treat their four-legged friends as family members, have grown increasingly common and facilitated demand for pet stores. Accelerated by economic recovery, the industry has expanded strongly, despite increased competition from supermarkets, mass merchandisers and online retailers that offer consumers greater convenience and competitive prices. Over the five years to 2022, the Pet Stores industry is projected to maintain strong growth. As the economy continues its upward trajectory and consumers have more discretionary income, revenue from premium products and services is projected to increase... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Pet stores are primarily located in the Southeast, West, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions of the United States. Industry locations are based primarily on the number of households in each region, as well as the median income level of households.


The Southeast holds the highest number of industry establishments; 22.4% of pet stores are estimated to be in the region. The Southeast is the most populated region of the United States with one quarter of the nation's population. Given the higher proportion of households, there is greater demand for industry retailers. Within the Southeast, Florida has the highest number of pet stores at 8.2% of the nation's total.

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Additional Insights for the Pet Stores Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pet Stores Industry are

  • Attractive product presentation
  • Experienced work force
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of pets (cats and dogs) and Per capita disposable income in the Pet Stores industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Pet Stores Industry?

    Pet stores sell a variety of pets, including dogs, cats, fish and birds. Stores also sell pet foods and pet supplies, such as collars, leashes, health and beauty aids, shampoos, medication, toys, pet containers, dog kennels and cat furniture. Some stores also offer pet services, such as grooming and training.

    Industry Products
    Pet foodPet supplies Pet servicesLive animals
    Industry Activities
    Retailing petsRetailing pet food and suppliesProviding pet grooming and boarding services

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of pets (cats and dogs)
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Number of households
  • Current Performance
  • Pets and products
  • Competition from bigger stores
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Pet ownership to grow
  • Premium products will remain popular
  • Changing competition
  • Table: Pet Stores Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pet Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Animal Food Production
  • Toy, Doll & Game Manufacturing
  • Veterinary Services
  • Products & Services
  • Pet food
  • Pet supplies
  • Pet services
  • Live animals
  • Chart: Pet Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Pet ownership
  • Income
  • Demographics and lifestyle
  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 45 to 54
  • Consumers aged 55 to 64
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumers aged 65 to 74
  • Consumers aged 75 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pet Stores Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pet Stores
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pet Stores Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    PetSmart Inc.
    PETCO Animal Supplies Inc.
  • Table: PetSmart Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: PETCO Animal Supplies Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pet Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Pet Stores Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of pets - cats and dogs (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Initial Public Offering
  • A type of public offering in which shares of a company are usually sold to institutional investors who, in turn, sell to the general public on a securities exchange for the first time.
  • Pet Boarding And Day-Care
  • Long- and short-term options for owners who need assistance looking after their pets. Services include feeding, walking, grooming and lodging.
  • Pet Parents
  • Pet owners who are enthusiastic about their pets and treat them as members of their family.

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    This report on Pet Stores:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Pet Stores market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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