Pet friendly: Rising consumer spending and confidence will bolster revenue for pet stores

The Pet Stores industry in Canada has grown strongly over the five years to 2017, fuelled by high pet ownership rates and an increasing number of "pet parents." While competition has increased for industry operators, higher household income levels and rising consumer confidence have encouraged consumers to loosen their purse strings and indulge their pets with price-premium pet products, boosting industry demand. The overall outlook for the Canadian Pet Stores industry is positive. Rising pet ownership will drive industry growth over the five years to 2022. In addition, the rebounding economy and rising disposable income will likely boost total retail spending, enabling pet owners to pamper their pets and splurge on pet more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising pet ownership and higher disposable income levels are driving industry growth
  • Pet owners are increasingly viewing their pets as members of their family
  • Healthcare products will sustain industry growth as consumers look to save on pets’ medical costs
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The distribution of industry locations is primarily based on the number of households in each region, as well as the average consumer's income level in the area. As the industry supplies a variety of luxury services for pets, establishments are disproportionately located in higher-income areas. Pet stores are primarily located in Ontario (41.4% of total industry establishments), Quebec (22.3%), British Columbia (15.2%) and Alberta (10.7%), which together account for 89.6% of total industry establishments, according to the latest available data from Statistics Canada. The large concentration of industry establishments in these regions is also attributable to their respective higher pet ownership rates...purchase to read more.

    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 Per capita disposable income and Population in the Pet Stores industry impact industry performance..

    shopping_cartPURCHASE OPTIONS

    What's in this report

    What is the Pet Stores Industry?

    This industry sells a variety of pets, including dogs, cats, fish and birds. Stores also sell pet food 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 food
  • Pet supplies
  • Pet services
  • Live animals
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing pets
  • Retailing pet food
  • Retailing pet supplies
  • Pet grooming and boarding
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Population
  • Number of fixed broadband connections
  • Total retail sales

  • Current Performance
  • Part of the family
  • Increasing competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Part of the family
  • Increasing competition
  • Industry outlook
  • Table: Pet Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pet Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Animal Feed Production in Canada
  • Toy, Doll & Game Manufacturing in Canada
  • Veterinary Services in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Pet food
  • Pet supplies
  • Pet services
  • Live animals
  • Chart: Pet Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Pet ownership rates
  • Household income
  • Demographics

  • Major Markets
  • Highest income quintile
  • Third-lowest income quintile
  • Fourth-lowest income quintile
  • Second-lowest income quintile
  • Lowest income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pet Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationMarketing and rent
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pet Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pet Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    PetSmart, Global Pet Foods,
  • Table: PetSmart - financial performance
  • Table: Global Pet Foods - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Pet Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A trend in which pet owners treat pets as humans, providing them with services such as pet hotels and grief counselling.
  • Just-In-Time (Jit)
  • A strategy implemented to improve profitability by reducing inventory and purchasing the raw materials that are required for the immediate term only.
  • Pet Parents
  • Pet owners who are enthusiastic about their pets and treat them as members of their family.
  • What Our Customers Say

    Why buy this report?

    IBISWorld’s Pet Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

    IBISWorld industry market research reports enable you to:
    • Find out about key industry trends
    • Identify threats and opportunities
    • Inform your decisions for marketing, strategy and planning
    • Quickly build competitive intelligence
    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 of 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

    IBISWorld reports on thousands of industries around the world. Our clients rely on our information and data to stay up-to-date on industry trends across all industries. With this IBISWorld Industry Research Report on Pet Stores, you can expect thoroughly researched, reliable and current information that will help you to make faster, better business decisions.

    Contact Us

    Want to speak to a representative? Call us.