Market Research Report
The Market Trends: U.S. Market for Pet Care Services
|Published by||Packaged Facts||Product code||18423|
|Published||Content info||138 Pages
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|The Market Trends: U.S. Market for Pet Care Services|
|Published: May 2, 2004||Content info: 138 Pages||
This publication has been discontinued on July 19, 2011.
Although veterinary services still account for most consumer spending on pet care services in the United States, regional and national"one-stop" pet care centers are beginning to emerge as an important force in this market, as are nationally branded pet care services and a whole new range of pet travel options. This new Market Trends report from Packaged Facts examines the U.S. market for pet care services of all kinds—including Veterinary, Grooming/Boarding, Obedience/Training, Homecare (pet sitting and walking), Travel, and Funerary/Cremation—whose future seems to be assured by the growing range of costlier healthcare options for pets and the ever-important"pets-as-family" trend. Currently valued at approximately $12 billion and chalking up annual gains in the 10% range, the pet services market is expected to increasingly mirror trends well underway in pet food and supplies, such as steady consolidation driven in large part by the two pet specialty megachains, PETsMART and PETCO, and with such"outsiders" as Wal-Mart potentially also eyeing this market.
Targeting U.S. consumers' pet care service needs from other angles are expanding national veterinary chains such as VCA Antech, Banfield - The Animal Hospital, and Healthy Pet; along with major branded pet product marketers including Iams (Procter & Gamble), which are positioning for increased involvement in areas ranging from medical services to travel. In addition to pinpointing opportunities for larger marketers, Market Trends: The U.S. Market for Pet Care Services explores what local and regional service providers are doing to protect their base of loyal customers, and how many smaller players are finding success in innovative service areas ranging from natural grooming and luxury spa & fitness to Internet-based travel services.
Introducing Market Trends
Market Trends is the latest product line from Packaged Facts. These timely, compact reports offer insight and analysis into new product trends, demographic shifts, and consumer behaviors that affect the food, beverage and consumer goods and services industries.
The information in Market Trends: The U.S. Market for Pet Care Services is based on both primary and secondary research. Primary research involved interviews with marketing, public relations and industry analysts within and consultants to the pet services industry. Secondary research entailed data-gathering from relevant trade, business, and government sources, including company literature. The analysis of consumer demographics derives from Simmons Market Research Bureau survey data for fall 2003.
What You' ll Get in this Report
Market Trends: The U.S. Market for Pet Care Services offers unique perspective on this burgeoning market. No other market research report provides the analysis and trends coverage that Pet Care Services offers. Plus, you' ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.
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How You Will Benefit from this Report
If your company wants to get a head' s up on the trends that will be driving pet care services, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the factors that influence the development of this market.
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