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Pet Stores and Shops

SIC 5999 | NAICS 453910

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Pet Food & Supplies Stores  (view report)
Online Pet Food & Supply Sales  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Operating conditions
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Five-year growth forecast

Information resources available from this trade association include:

Industry Statistics & Trends
Industry overview includes historical and projected sales statistics by product category (e.g., food, supplies, veterinary care, live animal purchases, and services), number of households owning dogs, cats, and other small animals, and basic annual expenses for dog and cat owners. All information is available free online.

National Owner Survey
Biannual survey provides a detailed analysis of trends in product and service purchases, and includes in-depth data on owner buying habits and spending by product category for dogs, cats, fish, birds and other small animals. Detailed table of contents and survey background information can be viewed free online.

First Research
Pet Supplies Stores

First Research profiles provide analysis, statistics, and forecasts for a wide range of industries, with content sections including industry overview, recent developments, issues and challenges, business trends and opportunities, leading companies, executive insights, financial benchmarking information, and 5-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated monthly; sample report is available online.

Macfadden Communications Group
Pet Business Magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for retail store owners and operators, with special features including an annual survey of current business conditions and expectations for the year ahead published in the "Retailer Handbook" special issue. Current and prior digital editions are available online.

Journal Multimedia
Pet Age Magazine
Monthly business journal features news and information for owners and managers of retail supply outlets, with content sections including industry news, management, storefront operations, grooming and boarding, new products, and more. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine are available online.

I-5 Publishing, LLC
Pet Product News
Monthly trade publication features news and information for retailers, with topics covered in its "Dealer Focus" section including business management, store operations, product merchandising, marketing and advertising, and more. Selected articles from current and prior issues of the magazine can be viewed free online.

Mintel Group Ltd.
Marketing to Pet Owners in US
Market research report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market, with topics covered including market size and forecast, segment performance (food, supplies, services, and live animals), marketing strategies, and more. Detailed table of contents which includes key points from the report can be viewed free online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
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Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Pet Supplies Stores

Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this retail sector on a national, state, and metro area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles, and upper/lower deciles. All information is available free online.

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Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Pet Stores

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.

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