14 reports

Pet Care in Austria

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Like many markets, pet care in Austria was strongly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 started with another lockdown for Austrians, which meant that many leisure activities were no longer possible and more time was spent at home. As a result, many pets received more attention. In addition, the number of dogs and cats continued to rise,...

  • Cat Food
  • Dog Food
  • Pet Food
  • Austria
  • World
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Pet Products Sales

The growth in the dog and cat populations is also visible in terms of the bird, fish and small mammal/reptile populations in the Netherlands. While dogs and cats remain the most popular pets, small mammals like hamsters and rabbits are also very popular. These are mostly bought for children, as a first pet to learn to look after as they are...

  • Pet Food
  • Netherlands
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Health Insurance Claims

The other pet population saw a strong boost in 2021 as more time was spent as home during the pandemic. While the other pet population is still set to grow in 2022, the rate of increase is set to slow slightly, as the “new normal” is starting to be seen in Germany as the pandemic restrictions ease. Comparatively, cats and dogs are still the...

  • Pet Food
  • Germany
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Time Devoted To Leisure

Unlike the cat and dog population, the other pet population in Belgium did not see such a significant increase in response to the COVID-19 crisis and as such demand for other pet food has remained more stable. Nevertheless, the category continues to see steady retail volume growth in 2022. Other Pet Food in Belgium report offers a comprehensive...

  • Pet Food
  • Belgium
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Direct Sales

The pet populations of small mammals, reptiles, fish and birds, have remained relatively steady over the last 12 months, with slight increases for all categories except for fish and birds who continue to decline. The extra equipment necessary to keep these types of pets, as well as their lack of ‘cuddliness’ is likely contributing to this...

  • Pet Food
  • France
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Hypermarket Sales

Germans love their dogs, and since the 2010s the dog population has constantly increased. While almost all sizes of dogs, from small dogs to large dogs, have seen increased interest in 2022, the populations of small and medium dogs are set to increase more strongly than large dogs. Smaller dogs tend to demand less attention, and especially...

  • Dog Food
  • Germany
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Time Devoted To Leisure

As in dog food, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic boosted retail volume and current value growth rates in cat food in 2020 and 2021. As lockdowns and home seclusion saw consumers spend more time at home with their pets, there was a growing awareness and desire to ensure pet health and wellbeing. This translated into more frequent feeds and...

  • Cat Food
  • Netherlands
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Online Retail Sales

The dog population is expected to continue to increase in the Netherlands over 2022, with both the number and share of households owning a dog set to rise again, albeit gradually. While predicted to be slower than in 2020 and 2021, retail volume and current value sales are projected to continue on their upward trajectory in 2022. Dog...

  • Dog Food
  • Netherlands
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Cat food continues to enjoy healthy growth in 2022 supported by the growing demand for premium dry and wet cat food. The pet humanisation trend is pushing pet owners to choose human-like cat food for their companions, with a growing focus on healthy, natural and indulgent ingredients. Tapping into this premiumisation trend and growing number...

  • Cat Food
  • Belgium
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Disposable Income

Cats are the fastest growing pet category in France, outperforming dogs, with over 9 million households in France owning a cat and the cat population being over 15 million in 2022. As seen with dogs, the period of lockdowns and time of working from home led to a boom in pet ownership and, with people spending more time with their pets, greater...

  • Cat Food
  • France
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Supermarket Sales

The positive performance of premium dog food is encouraging producers to focus more on health and wellbeing when it comes to new product development. It is also attracting new players into the Belgian market who are offering premium products with a health and wellbeing positioning. For example, Dog Chef started up in Belgium earlier in the...

  • Dog Food
  • Belgium
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The premium segment is expanding in dog food. Previously, there was a more defined split between economy and premium, to the detriment of mid-range brands. However, it now appears that both economy and mid-range options are losing popularity, with the premium segment seeing the most promising growth. This is attributed to the rising popularity...

  • Dog Food
  • France
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Supermarket Sales

In 2017, pet care in Germany followed trends and developments from human-centred industries ever more closely. Smaller, independent manufacturers especially tended to pick up developments – even niche trends – from packaged food, health and wellness or even fashion, and translated them into products for pets. One of the larger trends was the...

  • Dog Food
  • Cat Food
  • Pet Food
  • Germany
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Pet Products Sales

Pet care shows modest retail value growth in 2018 but remains stable in retail volume terms. This demonstrates that the premiumisation trend within pet care in France, in particular in dog and cat food, is continuing and is, indeed, predicted to continue throughout the remainder of the forecast period. Pet owners are also becoming more conscious...

  • Cat Food
  • Dog Food
  • Pet Food
  • France
  • Pet Food Sales
  • Pet Products Sales