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Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales - Industry Market Research Report

Online Pet Food & Pet Supply Sales

Over the five years to 2018, rising pet ownership and increased access to e-commerce websites have driven revenue growth for the industry. Furthermore, rises in per capita disposable income and consumer spending have enabled shoppers to splurge on price-premium goods for their furry friends, which has driven revenue growth. While demand for premium goods has somewhat protected margins during the period, profit growth has been slightly hampered by a growing need for advertising and marketing; as the online retail market has become increasingly competitive, industry players have invested more and more into promotional budgets, cutting slightly into profitability. Over the five years to 2023, IBISWorld forecasts that industry revenue will continue to rise, as online stores will benefit from an increasing number of pets in the United States and rising per capita disposable income. However, online pet retailers will experience increasing competition from the brick-and-mortar stores that sell pet food and supplies, including grocery stores and big-box retailers.

This industry retails pet foods and supplies via the internet. Examples of products offered by online pet supply stores include collars, leashes, health and beauty aids, medication, toys, pet carriers and furniture.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Number of pets (cats and dogs)
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table PetSmart Inc. (online sales segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Amazon.com Inc. (industry-relevant sales) - financial performance*
    • Table PETCO Animal Supplies Inc. (online sales segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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