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Pet Food Production in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Pet Food Production

The Pet Food Production industry has fared well over the past five years. An increase in pet ownership has coincided with a growing tendency to treat pets as members of the family, thereby encouraging the purchase of higher-priced premium pet food products that are marketed as possessing special benefits, formulations or specialized ingredients. An expected decline in commodity input costs from the agricultural sector in 2018 is expected to drive industry operators to cut their sales prices, increasing volume while preserving margins. During the current period, pet parenthood has become more prevalent among consumers. Indeed, as birth rates have continued to decelerate, pet ownership has served as an alternative to outright parenthood. Pet ownership is projected to continue to grow over the next five years, partly driven by rising disposable income, which will enable more consumers to afford to own and care for pets.

This industry primarily manufactures dog and cat food. Common ingredients include grains, oilseed mill products and meat products. This industry concentrates on dry and semi-moist dog and cat foods in cans or packaged otherwise. Feed for farm livestock is not included.

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 Per capita disposable income
    • 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 Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Establishments by employment size (2014)*
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Nestle SA (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Mars Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table The JM Smucker Company (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Colgate-Palmolive Company (US industry-specific 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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