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Global Cat Food Market 2017-2021

Global Cat Food Market 2017-2021

About Cat Food

Cat foods are food products tailor-made to accommodate the dietary needs of cats. Cats, when it comes to their eating habits, are usually fussy. Most of their eating preferences are formed in the early years of their life cycle. Although, it is very important to feed them the right kind of food, and make them habituated to every kind of food that they can possibly consume. Pet owners are very concerned about the ingredients in cat foods and the daily nutritional intake of their cats. In addition to this, cats are sensitive to many allergies and illnesses. Thus, cat foods must be chosen wisely. Technavio’s analysts forecast the global cat food market to grow at a CAGR of 9.21% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global cat food market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail selling price as the average selling price of the product..The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Cat Food Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Blue Buffalo
  • Mars
  • Nestlé
  • The J.M. Smucker Company
  • WellPet LLC
Other prominent vendors
  • ANI BRANDS
  • Diamond Pet Care
  • Evanger's
  • GA Pet Food Partners
  • GRANDMA LUCY'S
  • Newman's Own
  • PetGuard
  • Rad Cat
  • Spectrum Brands
  • Sunshine Mills
  • Total Alimentos
  • Zuke's
Market driver
  • Pet humanization
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Threat from home made and raw cat foods
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rise in freeze-dried cat foods
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Releases

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Cat Food Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global cat food market: Blue Buffalo, Mars, Nestlé, The J.M. Smucker Company, and WellPet LLC.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ANI BRANDS, Diamond Pet Care, Evanger's, GA Pet Food Partners, GRANDMA LUCY'S, Newman's Own, PetGuard, Rad Cat, Spectrum Brands, Sunshine Mills, Total Alimentos, and Zuke's

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Rise in freeze-dried cat foods. Freeze-drying or lyophilization is the process of removing or evaporating moisture from food products after freezing and placing it under vacuum. In this process, ice changes directly to vapor without changing into liquid first. Freeze-dried products need not be chemically-preserved, and can be altered easily by adding water. Thus, freeze-dried foods are considered healthy. The freeze-drying process transforms fresh meat into shelf-stable products, which are safe for pet consumption. Freeze-dried pet foods do not require any preservatives to improve the product life.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Pet humanization. Pet owners are largely being concerned about the health of their pets. Pet owners only prefer pet foods that are nutritious, healthy, and made with natural ingredients. In the US, more than 90% of pet owners consider their pets as a family member. Cat owners feed their cats as per its life stages and its species. The average expenditure on cats is increasing each year, especially, in developed countries. They demand premium pet foods that can address the health issues of their pets, which are made from natural and healthy ingredients.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Threat from home made and raw cat foods. Many consumers prefer to feed their pets raw and home-grown foods. Raw pet foods come in fresh, freeze-dried, and frozen forms. Raw cat foods keep the cats healthy, give more energy, and keep their coats and skin healthy, shiny, and thick. Although, it forms a small portion of the overall cat food market, it is expected to witness a high growth rate during the forecast period. Many manufacturers have launched new products in this raw cat food category. Despite many product recalls, the sales of raw pet diets have seen a 35% spike in the sales in 2015. Half of the pet specialty stores offer frozen raw pet foods.

Companies Mentioned

Blue Buffalo, Mars, Nestlé, The J.M. Smucker Company, WellPet LLC, ANI BRANDS, Diamond Pet Care, Evanger's, GA Pet Food Partners, GRANDMA LUCY'S, Newman's Own, PetGuard, Rad Cat, Spectrum Brands, Sunshine Mills, Total Alimentos, and Zuke's

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
    • Global pet food market
      • Table Global pet food market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Overview of cat food market
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of cat food market 2016
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global cat food market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by ingredients
    • Segmentation of global cat food market by ingredients
      • Table Segmentation of global cat food market 2016-2021 by ingredients (% revenue)
      • Table Growth outlook for global cat food market by ingredients 2016-2021
    • Global inorganic cat food market
      • Table Global inorganic cat food market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global organic cat food market
      • Table Global organic cat food market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by distribution channel
    • Segmentation of global cat food market by distribution channel
      • Table Global cat food market by distribution channel 2016
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Segmentation of global cat food market by product type
      • Table Segmentation of global cat food by product 2016-2021 (% revenue)
      • Table Growth outlook for global cat food market by product 2016-2021
    • Global wet cat food market
      • Table Global wet cat food market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global dry cat food market
      • Table Global dry cat food market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global cat treats market
      • Table Global cat treats market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Segmentation of global cat food market by geography
      • Table Segmentation of global cat food market by geography 2016-2021
      • Table Growth outlook for global cat food market by geography 2016-2021
    • Cat food market in EMEA
      • Table Cat food market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Cat food market in the Americas
      • Table Cat food market in the Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Cat food market in APAC
      • Table Cat food market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
    • The US
      • Table Cat food market in the US 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • The UK
      • Table Cat food market in the UK 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • France
      • Table Cat food market in France 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Germany
      • Table Cat food market in Germany 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Rise in freeze-dried cat foods
    • Growing demand for gluten-free and natural cat foods
    • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive Scenario
      • Table Competitive positioning matrix for cat food manufacturers in 2016
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Blue Buffalo
      • Table Blue Buffalo: Cat foods product portfolio
    • Mars
      • Table Mars: Cat food brands and products
    • Nestlé
      • Table Nestlé: Pet treat brands and product list
    • The J.M. Smucker Company
      • Table The J.M. Smucker Company: Cat food product portfolio
    • WellPet
      • Table WellPet: Cat food product portfolio
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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