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Pet Food Manufacturers and Distributors

SIC 2047 & 5149 | NAICS 311111 & 424490

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Pet Food Production  (view report)
Dry Pet Food Production  (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
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Watt Global Media
Petfood Industry Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for manufacturers, with content sections including market information, nutrition, safety, production, packaging, and top companies. Access to all featured articles is available with registration, with free subscription to the magazine available upon request.

Pet Food Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Pet Food Info  Select options from drop-down menu for above section
Information section provides an overview of product ingredients and labeling requirements, dry and wet food manufacturing processes, and government regulations affecting these products, and also provides current and historical sales trend statistics by product category. All information is available free online.

The Association of Animal Feed Control Officials
Dog and Cat Food Manufacturing
Online guide provides in-depth information on state and federal regulations that apply to manufacturers, with topics covered including starting a business, registration and licensing, state feed programs, product ingredients disclosure requirements, and more. All information can be viewed free online.

Euromonitor International
Dog and Cat Food in the US
Market research reports provides a detailed analysis of the dog and cat food markets, with topics covered including supply and demand trends, historic volumes and values, company and brand market shares, and five-year market forecasts. Summary description and table of contents can be viewed online.

GIA Research
Pet Foods
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the market for these products in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including industry and product overview, market analysis and trends, and historical and forecast sales by product segment (e.g., cat, dog, and birds, fish, and other small animals). Summary description and detailed table of contents are available online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Pet Food Manufacturers and Distributors  Search for "311111" and "424490"

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

Profit Report
Annual financial analysis survey allows pet products distributors to compare their gross margin, operating expenses, average collection period, and other financial and operating performance measures with other distributors of similar size, dollar volume, and product mix. Survey is available to members only.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

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

Compensation Survey
Two-volume report provides detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, including base salary, bonus, total compensation, and fringe benefits, for pet products distributors, and also includes compensation data from other wholesale distributor associations broken out by sales volume and region.

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