Macfadden Communications Group
Pet Business Magazine
Monthly magazine provides news and information for retail store owners
and managers, with special issues including the "Retailer Handbook"
published in August which includes extensive research and statistical data for various types of animals
(e.g., dog, cat, bird, fish, and herptile) and advice on how
to sell products within specific categories.
Selected articles from each issue are available free online.
Pet Age Magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for retailers and other interested parties, with
online articles categorized by type of animal (e.g., birds, cats,
dogs, fish, reptiles, and small animals) and product
category (e.g., general products, natural, groom and board, and fish
and pond). Current and prior
digital editions are available free online, with free subscription
available for qualified parties.
Pet Product News
Monthly publication provides news and information for specialty retailers, with topics covered in each
issue including industry trends, business management, marketing and merchandising,
new releases, product updates, food and nutrition, health and
welfare, company news, business profiles, and trade shows
and conferences. Selected articles from current and archived issues
are available free online.
Information resources available from this trade association include:
Industry Statistics & Trends
Statistics section includes information on current and prior year sales by product category (e.g., food,
supplies/over-the-counter drugs, veterinary care, live animal purchases, and other services), number
of households that own dogs, cats, fish, and other small animals,
and basic annual expenses for dog and cat owners (e.g., surgical/routine
veterinary visits, food, boarding, vitamins, grooming, and
National Owner Survey
Mintel Group Ltd.
Pet Store Retailing - US
Biannual pet owner survey provides an in-depth analysis of trends in
product and service purchases, and includes detailed information
on pet ownership, care, and expenditures for specific products
and services by type of pet (e.g., dog, cat, fresh and saltwater
fish, bird, reptile, horse, and small animal). Background and
purpose section of the report and detailed table of
contents are available free online.
Consumer research report provides an in-depth analysis of this market sector in the U.S., with topics
covered in the report including market size and forecast, market factors and perspective, current and
emerging trends, consumer shopping patterns, factors in retailer selection, online shopping attitudes
and behaviors, and retailers shopped by type and segment. Table
of contents is available free online.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national,
state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of
companies, market volume and sales trends, average company
sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up
activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.