SIC 5999 | NAICS 453910
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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:
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.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
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.
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.
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 toys).
National Owner Survey
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.
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.
Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of the most recent year's annual revenue for retail establishments that sell food and supplies for dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles, and other small animals and may also offer services such as dog training, grooming, haircuts, baths, toenail trimming, toothbrushing, boarding, and day camps.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as store manager, assistant store manager, store department manager, sales associate, dog trainer, dog groomer, dog bather, shelf stocker, and cashier, with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including PetSmart, Inc., Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., and PetMed Express, Inc.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed by establishments in this sector which includes companies that sell food and supplies for dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles, and other small animals and may also offer services such as dog training, grooming, haircuts, baths, toenail trimming, toothbrushing, boarding, and day camps.