US Pet Food Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028

US Pet Food Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028

The US pet food market size reached US$ 42.3 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 53.8 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9% during 2023-2028.

Pet food refers to the food product formulated to ensure palatability and meet the nutritional requirements of domesticated animals. Some of the ingredients used to prepare pet food are meat, peas, corn, barley, seafood, feed grain and poultry. Pet food also offers several health benefits, such as boosting immunity, improving life expectancy, maintaining a healthy weight, reducing the risk of skin ailments and allergies, and minimizing digestive disorders. In recent years, the humanization of pets has encouraged owners to treat their pets like family. The rising concern for pets' well-being and healthy growth has increased owner’s expenditure on nutritious pet food. Consequently, manufacturers are focusing on resourcing ethically viable products and incorporating changes in the manufacturing process.

US Pet Food Market Trends:
In the US, the increasing adoption of pets due to the high prevalence of family nuclearization represents the primary factor bolstering the pet food industry across the country. Besides this, with high-income levels and changing consumer preferences, the demand for packaged and branded pet food has increased across the country. Moreover, the wide availability of natural pet food and the emergence of e-commerce platforms have also augmented the market growth. Furthermore, the changing perceptions of pet ownership and growing awareness among pet owners about pet health have promoted the demand for nutrient-rich and energy-dense pet food products that are healthy and safe for consumption. As a result, numerous manufacturers have introduced organic and natural food products free from synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, artificial coloring, and chemical by-products. In addition, they have also developed innovative product variants with flavor enhancers and prolonged shelf life.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the US pet food market report, along with forecasts for the period 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on pet type, product type, pricing type, ingredient type and distribution channel.

Breakup by Pet Type:

Dog Food
Cat Food

Dog food currently dominates the market, holding the largest share.

Breakup by Product Type:

Dry Pet Food
Wet and Canned Pet Food
Snacks and Treats

At present, dry pet food represents the largest segment as it is relatively cost-effective as compared to its counterparts.

Breakup by Pricing Type:

Mass Products
Premium Products

Amongst these, mass products account for the majority of the total market share.

Breakup by Ingredient Type:

Animal Derived
Plant Derived

Presently, animal derived ingredients exhibit dominance in the market, holding the largest share.

Breakup by Distribution Channel:

Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
Specialty Stores

On the basis of distribution channels, the majority of pet food is distributed through supermarkets and hypermarkets in the US.

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the market has also been analyzed, with some of the key players being Nestlé Purina PetCare, Mars Petcare Inc., Big Heart Pet Brands, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Diamond Pet Foods and Blue Buffalo.

Key Questions Answered in This Report
1. What was the size of the US pet food market in 2022?
2. What is the expected growth rate of the US pet food market during 2023-2028?
3. What are the key factors driving the US pet food market?
4. What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the US pet food market?
5. What is the breakup of the US pet food market based on the pet type?
6. What is the breakup of the US pet food market based on the product type?
7. What is the breakup of the US pet food market based on the pricing type?
8. What is the breakup of the US pet food market based on the ingredient type?
9. What is the breakup of the US pet food market based on the distribution channel?
10. Who are the key players/companies in the US pet food market?

1 Preface
2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.3.1 Primary Sources
2.3.2 Secondary Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
2.5 Forecasting Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Key Industry Trends
5 United States Pet Food Industry
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.2.1 Volume Trends
5.2.2 Value Trends
5.3 Impact of COVID-19
5.4 Price Trends
5.5 Market Breakup by Pet Type
5.6 Market Breakup by Product Type
5.7 Market Breakup by Pricing Type
5.8 Market Breakup by Ingredient Type
5.9 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
5.10 Market Forecast
5.11 Trade Data
5.11.1 Imports
5.11.2 Exports
5.12 SWOT Analysis
5.12.1 Overview
5.12.2 Strengths
5.12.3 Weaknesses
5.12.4 Opportunities
5.12.5 Threats
5.13 Value Chain Analysis
5.13.1 Primary Ingredients Purchase
5.13.2 Intermediate Processors
5.13.3 Pet Food Manufacturers
5.13.4 Distributers
5.13.5 Exports
5.13.6 Retailers
5.13.7 End-User
5.14 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.14.1 Overview
5.14.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.14.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.14.4 Degree of Competition
5.14.5 Threat of New Entrants
5.14.6 Threat of Substitutes
5.15 Key Market Drivers and Success Factors
6 Market Breakup by Pet Type
6.1 Dog Food
6.1.1 Market Trends
6.1.2 Market Forecast
6.2 Cat Food
6.2.1 Market Trends
6.2.2 Market Forecast
6.3 Others
6.3.1 Market Trends
6.3.2 Market Forecast
7 Market Breakup by Product Type
7.1 Dry Pet Food
7.1.1 Market Trends
7.1.2 Market Forecast
7.2 Wet and Canned Pet Food
7.2.1 Market Trends
7.2.2 Market Forecast
7.3 Snacks and Treats
7.3.1 Market Trends
7.3.2 Market Forecast
8 Market Breakup by Pricing Type
8.1 Mass Products
8.1.1 Market Trends
8.1.2 Market Forecast
8.2 Premium Products
8.2.1 Market Trends
8.2.2 Market Forecast
9 Market Breakup by Ingredient Type
9.1 Animal Derived
9.1.1 Market Trends
9.1.2 Market Forecast
9.2 Plant Derived
9.2.1 Market Trends
9.2.2 Market Forecast
10 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
10.1 Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
10.1.1 Market Trends
10.1.2 Market Forecast
10.2 Specialty Stores
10.2.1 Market Trends
10.2.2 Market Forecast
10.3 Online
10.3.1 Market Trends
10.3.2 Market Forecast
10.4 Others
10.4.1 Market Trends
10.4.2 Market Forecast
11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Market Structure
11.2 Market Breakup by Key Players
12 Pet Food Manufacturing Process
12.1 Product Overview
12.2 Detailed Process Flow
12.3 Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
12.4 Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
13 Project Details, Requirements and Costs Involved
13.1 Land Requirements and Expenditures
13.2 Construction Requirements and Expenditures
13.3 Plant Machinery
13.4 Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
13.5 Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
13.6 Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
13.7 Utility Requirements and Expenditures
13.8 Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
13.9 Other Capital Investments
14 Loans and Financial Assistance
15 Project Economics
15.1 Capital Cost of the Project
15.2 Techno-Economic Parameters
15.3 Product Pricing and Margins Across Various Levels of the Supply Chain
15.4 Taxation and Depreciation
15.5 Income Projections
15.6 Expenditure Projections
15.7 Financial Analysis
15.8 Profit Analysis
16 Key Player Profiles
16.1 Nestlé Purina PetCare
16.2 Mars Petcare Inc.
16.3 Big Heart Pet Brands
16.4 Hill's Pet Nutrition
16.5 Diamond Pet Foods
16.6 Blue Buffalo

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