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North American pet industry is the largest and most dominant market globally, occupying about 37% of the global market. The industry here is valued at around $23,130.9 million in 2014 and is estimated to grow into a $29,695.6 million industry by 2020 at a CAGR of 4.3%. This growth is prompted by the large interest in pet ownership across the continent with US households alone owing about 83.3 million dogs and 95.6 million cats and Canadians owing about 13.7 million pets. United States is the largest, rapidly evolving and trend setting market of the region accounting for nearly 82% of the market, followed by Mexico (XX%) and Canada (XX%). The industry is highly consolidated with a handful of players occupying the major share. US markets are characterized by high domestic production with 85% of the pet foods sold being produced in the country.

The relatively recent rise of pet humanization wherein pets are treated with increased care and hygiene is proving to be a major driver for the market and is leading to major changes in product packing and resourcing of ethically viable products. The development of private labels stores focusing on unique and locally sourced products to increase their overall appeal, and the increasing density of nuclear families are the other major drivers of the market. The major restraints for the market are the increase in pet related allergies, increasing government regulation, and fluctuating economies. The approval of all animal foods is based on strict guidelines and restrictions; and a slump in the economy is also a worry to pet owners due to the high costs of pet feeding and maintenance. The recent awareness about the food ingredients and feeding strategies is forcing the development of customized products catering to the needs of specific breeds; this combined with increased demand for high-end products is proving to be a major opportunity for new players.

The industry is segmented into dry food, wet food, snacks, veterinary food, liquid food, and organic food. Dry food is the largest segment accounting for about 39% of the total market share, followed by snacks (21%) and wet foods (7%). The free-from products such as grain free, soy free, and low grain products are gaining a major foothold in regard to the increasing health consciousness among consumers. Based on animal type dog and cat foods occupy the largest market due to their increased domestication and appeal. The increase in penetration of e-commerce sector is proving to be a major opportunity for the low cost marketing for the innovative and novel product line developed by these emerging companies. Some of the major players in North American pet food market are Nestle, Proctor & Gamble Co., Del Monte Foods Co and Mars Inc, PetCo, HILL’s Pet Nutrition, and Loblaws Cos Ltd.

In this report we offer

1) A key insight into the market size, share and forecast for pet foods.

2) Analysis of the drivers, restraints, and opportunities analysis for each of the micro markets.

3) Segmentation of the pet food market based on product type, animal type, sales segments, pricing, and geography.

Why should you buy this report?

1) For getting a comprehensive overview of the North American pet food market

2) To gain wide ranging information about the major players in this industry and the strategies adopted by them.

3) To understand the strengths and weakness of pet foods based on various categories.

4) To gain an insight about the countries/regions in which the industry is booming and to also identify the untapped regions.

Table Of Contents

North America Pet Food Market - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2015 - 2020)
1. Introduction

1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study

1.2 Study Assumptions

1.3 Market Definition

2. Research Approach and Methodology

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Research Designs

2.3 Study Timelines

2.4 Study Phases

2.4.1 Secondary Research

2.4.2 Discussion Guide

2.4.3 Market Engineering and Econometric Modelling

2.4.4 Expert Validation

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.1.1 Pet Refinement/ Humanization influencing the purchasing decisions

3.1.2 Changing perception of consumer towards pet health

3.1.3 Increasing trend of nuclear family

3.1.4 Increasing sales from Therapeutic pet food

3.2 Restraints

3.2.1 Issues with regulatory

3.2.2 Pets increasing obesity

3.2.3 Pet allergies

3.3 Opportunities

3.3.1 Growing demand for innovative pet food

3.3.2 Increasing online sales and home delivery

3.3.3 Growth in demand for natural and organic pet foods

3.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

3.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

3.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

3.4.3 Threats of New Entrants

3.4.4 Threats of Substitute Products and Services

3.4.5 Degree of Competition

4. Market Segmentation

4.1 By Product

4.1.1 Dry Pet Foods Grain Free Others

4.1.2 Wet Pet Foods Grain Free Others

4.1.3 Veterinary Diets

4.1.4 Treats/Snacks

4.1.5 Liquid Food

4.1.6 Organic Product

4.2 By Pricing

4.2.1 Economic Segment

4.2.2 Premium Segment

4.2.3 Super Premium Segment

4.3 By Animal Type

4.3.1 Dog

4.3.2 Cat

4.3.3 Bird

4.3.4 Other Animals

4.4 By Ingredients Type

4.4.1 Animal Derived

4.4.2 Plant Derived

4.4.3 Cereals and Cereal Derivatives

4.4.4 Others

4.5 By Sales Channels

4.5.1 Specialized Pet Shops

4.5.2 Internet Sales

4.5.3 Hypermarkets

4.5.4 Others (Grocery, Non-Grocery Stores)

4.6 By Geography

4.6.1 North America United States Canada Mexico Others

5. Competitive Landscape

5.1 Market Shares of Leading Players

5.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

6. Company Profiles

6.1 Mars Inc

6.2 Nestle SA (Purina)

6.3 Colgate Palmolive ( Hill's Pet Nutrition)

6.4 Uni-Charm Corp

6.5 Nutriara Alimentos Ltda

6.6 InVivo NSA

6.7 Agrolimen Sa

6.8 Mogiana Alimentos SA

6.9 Heristo AG

6.10 Deuerer

6.11 Wellpet

6.12 J.M.Sucker (Big Heart)

6.13 Diamond Pet Foods

6.14 Blue Buffalo

6.15 Merrick Pet Care

6.16 Sunshine Mills

6.17 Ainsworth Pet Nutrition

6.18 Yamahisa Pet Care

6.19 Debifu Pet Products Co. Ltd

7. Appendix
7.1 Sources

7.2 Disclaimer

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