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Pet Travel and Convenience Products

Pet Travel and Convenience Trends, an all-new Packaged Facts report, surveys innovative pet convenience and travel products of all kinds, examining both the products themselves and what’s driving their popularity, providing case histories illustrating key trends in product development and marketing. It also charts travel trends among U.S. pet owners, using exclusively cross-tabulated Simmons Market Research Bureau consumer survey data. The report covers home assistance products, such as self-cleaning litter boxes, automatic feeders, easy-entry ramps, automatic pet doors, and other non-food products and package types with special ergonomic and/or innovative convenience features (e.g., grooming brushes designed for easy hair removal, dog collars with built-in leads, stand-on-the-cap shampoo bottles); and on-the-go products, including portable kennels, vehicle and airplane safety devices, backpacks, strollers, portable feeding systems, waste disposal systems, quick-cleansing products like wipes, and calming supplements.

Packaged Facts’ Pet Products and Services Collection
Packaged Facts is the leading source of market intelligence for pet products and services. No other market research publisher offers the breadth and depth of coverage in this lucrative, fast-growing industry. Other titles include Pet Food in the U.S.: Riding the Premium Wave, Pet Insurance in North America, Pet Care Services in the U.S., Pet Supplements and Nutraceuticals, Market Trends: Natural, Organic and Eco-Friendly Pet Products, and Brand Building in the Pet Market.

Report Methodology
The information in this report was obtained from both primary and secondary research. Primary research entailed attendance at industry trade shows; informal interviews with members of the trade; and an on-site examination of the retail milieu, including mass-market outlets, pet specialty shops, and veterinary clinics. Secondary research included extensive Internet canvassing and research- and data-gathering from relevant trade, business, and government sources; company reports including annual reports, 10Ks, and other financial releases from public companies; company profiles in trade and consumer publications; and other reports by Packaged Facts, which has been reporting on pet-related markets for nearly two decades.

Our market size estimates are based on Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) data for tracked mass-market retailers (supermarkets, drugstores, and mass merchandisers other than Wal-Mart), independent pet store sales-tracking surveys, reported revenues of marketers and retailers, and figures appearing in the trade press. Information on new product introductions is derived from reports in the trade press and online, as well as detailed data from Productscan Online, a service of Datamonitor, Ltd. Our analysis of consumer demographics derives primarily from the Simmons Market Research Bureau (New York, New York) spring 2006 consumer survey, which is based on approximately 30,000 respondents

What You’ll Get in this Report
Pet Travel and Convenience Trends unique perspective on this burgeoning market. No other market research report provides the analysis and trends coverage that this report offers. Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.


  • Introduction
    • Scope of Report
      • Report Methodology
    • The Pet Market Environment
      • The Convenience Card
        • Table U.S. Pet Industry Sales by Segment, 2003-2009 (in billions of dollars)
        • Table U.S. Pet Industry: Average Annual Growth by Segment, 2003-2009 (percent)
      • Pet Owners Placing a Premium on Time-Saving Convenience
        • Table Convenience as a Factor Influencing Purchasing of Pet Care Products in Mass vs. Pet Specialty Retailers: 2005 vs. 2006 (percent)
      • Marketers on Board Convenience Wagon
        • Table Number of New Convenience Pet Product Lines, 2002-2006
        • Table Number of New Convenience Pet Product SKUs, 2002-2006
        • Table Pet Food and Non-Food Pet Supplies: Convenience Product Selling Points by Package Tags, 2002-2006
      • The Convenience
        • Table Number of Upscale Pet Convenience Products, 2002-2006
      • Pet Humanization Drives Product Upscaling
      • Pets Being Taken Out of the Home, on Trips More Often
      • Pet Market Sales Shifting to High-Income Demographics
        • Table Share of U.S Non-Food Pet Supplies Expenditures by Income Bracket: 1994, 1999, and 2004 (percent)
        • Table Share of U.S Pet Food Expenditures by Income Bracket: 1994, 1999, and 2004 (percent)
      • Couples Without Kids Also Growing in Importance
        • Table Households Without Children as Pet Owners: By Number of Adults, 2004 vs. 2006 (percent)
        • Table Dual Income/No Kid and Empty Nest Households as Pet Owners: 2004 vs. 2006 (percent)
      • The Aging Pet Population
      • The Aging Human Population
        • Table Household Penetration Indices by Age Bracket for Selected Pet-Owning Classifications, 2006 (U.S. households)
        • Table Household Penetration Rates by Age Bracket for Selected Pet-Owning Classifications, 2006 (U.S. households)
        • Table Total Households by Age Bracket for Selected Pet-Owning Classifications, 2006 (U.S. households)
      • The Internet Factor
        • Table Use/Influence of Internet: All U.S. Adults vs. Dog and Cat Owners, 2006 (percent)
        • Table Use/Influence of Internet: All U.S. Adults vs. Dog and Cat Owners, 2006 (percent)
        • Table Pet Supply Purchasing Indices by Retail Channel Among Those Agreeing with Statement, The Internet Has Changed the Way I Get Product Information: Dog vs. Cat Owners, 2006 (U.S. dog and cat owners)
        • Table Pet Supply Purchasing Rates by Retail Channel: By Type of Pet, 2006 (U.S. dog-or cat-owning households)
        • Table Pet Supply Purchasing Indices by Retail Channel: Dog vs. Cat Owners, 2006 (U.S. dog-or cat-owning households)
      • Big-Box Retailer Consolidation
      • Growth of Non-Traditional Retail Outlets
  • Pet Travel & On-the-Go Products
    • Market Overview
      • All Systems Go
        • Table Arrangements to Be Made When Pet Owner Is Traveling (percent)
        • Table Pets and Travel: 2002, 2003, and 2004 (percent)
      • The New Product Surge
        • Table Dog Care Travel and On-The-Go Products: Purchased in Past 12 Months/Plan to Purchase in Next 12 Months (percent)
        • Table Cat Care Travel and On-The-Go Products: Purchased in Past 12 Months/Plan to Purchase in Next 12 Months (percent)
      • More Companies Tapping into Pet Travel Products
      • Growing Support from Hospitality Industry
      • Pet Product Marketers Courting Hospitality Trade
      • Airlines Also Weighing In
      • Pet Travel Services Abound, Especially on the Web
      • Pet Product Retailers Big On Pet Travel Products
        • Table Pet Travel Needs: Percentage of Pet Specialty Retailers Planning to Add or Increase Product Lines, 2004-2006 (percent)
      • Non-Traditional Retailers Also Coming on Strong
      • The Internet Connection
      • New Federal and State Evacuation Initiatives Are Pet Inclusive
      • Pet Boarding, Sitting, and Daycare Services Offer Alternative to Taking Pets With
        • Table U.S. Pet Boarding Services Revenues, 2001, 2005, and 2010 (in millions of dollars)
    • Pet Owners and Travel
      • Pet Owners Above Average as Domestic Travelers
        • Table Annual Domestic Travel by Number of Trips: U.S. Adults Overall vs. Dog and Cat Owners, 2006 (percent)
        • Table Annual Domestic Travel by Number of Trips Among Dog and Cat Owners, 2006 (indices)
      • Men More Likely Than Women to Travel with Pets
      • Frequent Travelers Skew Toward Pet Specialty Stores, Internet for Pet Supply Purchases
        • Table Pet Supply Purchasing Rates by Retail Channel: By Level of Domestic Travel, 2006 (U.S. dog-or cat-owning households)
        • Table Pet Supply Purchasing Indices by Channel: By Level of Domestic Travel, 2006 (U.S. dog-or cat-owning households)
        • Table Pet Supply Purchasing Indices by Retail Channel Among Those Taking Three or More Domestic Trips a Year: Dog vs. Cat Owners, 2006 (U.S. dog and cat owners)
      • Pet Owners Big on Trucks, RVs for Domestic Travel
        • Table Methods of Travel for Domestic Trips: U.S. Adults Overall vs. Dog and Cat Owners, 2006 (percent)
        • Table Methods of Travel for Domestic Trips Among Dog and Cat Owners, 2006 (indices)
      • Pet Owners Above Average as Distance Drivers
        • Table Weekly Personal Travel in Miles by Car, Truck, or Van: U.S. Adults Overall vs. Dog and Cat Owners, 2006 (percent)
        • Table Weekly Personal Travel in Miles by Car, Truck, or Van Among Dog and Cat Owners, 2006 (indices)
        • Table Pet Supply Purchasing Indices by Retail Channel Among Those Taking Domestic Trips by Car at Least Once a Year: Dog vs. Cat Owners, 2006 (U.S. dog and cat owners)
        • Table Pet Supply Purchasing Indices by Retail Channel Among Those Logging 300 or More Miles Weekly in Personal Travel by Car, Truck, or Van: Dog vs. Cat Owners, 2006 (U.S. dog and cat owners)
      • Pets Owners Turn to Campgrounds for Lodging
        • Table Types of Lodging for Domestic Trips: U.S. Adults Overall vs. Dog and Cat Owners, 2006 (percent)
        • Table Types of Lodging for Domestic Trips Among Dog and Cat Owners, 2006 (indices)
        • Table Pet Supply Purchasing Indices by Retail Channel Among Those Taking Staying at Campgrounds During Domestic Trips: Dog vs. Cat Owners, 2006 (U.S. dog and cat owners)
      • Most Dog Owners Exercise with Pets, Hartz Study Finds
      • TripAdvisor Survey Highlights Travel Trends and Attitudes Among Pet Owners
    • Pet Travel & On-the-Go Products
      • On-the-Go Trend Crosses Many Categories
      • Leashes, Harnesses, Halters, and Collars
      • I.D. Tags Becoming More Sophisticated
      • Pet Carriers, Bags, and Strollers
        • Table Carrier Expenses for All Dogs and Cats Owned: 2000, 2002, and 2004 (dollars)
      • Crates/Kennels Also Going Portable
      • Automobile Safety and Utility Devices
        • Table Methods Used to Secure Dog in Car (percent)
      • Portable Watering and Feeding Devices
      • Portable Waste Management and Clean-up Products
      • Sports/Recreational Apparel
      • Travel Supplements and Other HBC Items
      • Looking Ahead
        • Table Selected New Travel and On-The-Go Pet Products
  • Pet Home Assistance Products
    • Products Designed to Make Pet Care Easier
      • Table Dog Care Home Assistance Products: Purchased in Past 12 Months/Plan to Purchase in Next 12 Months (percent)
      • Table Cat Care Home Assistance Products: Purchased in Past 12 Months/Plan to Purchase in Next 12 Months (percent)
      • "Quick" Is No. 1 Marketing Claim
        • Table Non-Food Pet Supplies: Convenience Product Selling Points by Package Tags, 2002-2006
      • Grooming Products
      • Marketer Snapshot: Hartz Mountain
      • Pet HBC, Oral Care Products Also Riding Convenience Wave
      • Household Clean-Up Products Tout Ease of Use, Effectiveness
      • Pet Odor-and Behavior-Control Devices
      • Kit Appeal
      • Litter Accessories and Packaging
      • Pet Watering Devices
      • Pet Feeding Devices
      • Pet Doors and Steps
      • Marketer Snapshot: Doskocil/Petmate
      • Self-Warming and -Cooling Mats and Beds
      • Timer and Touch-Activated Toys
      • Electronic Training Products
      • Looking Ahead

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