United States Pet Food Market Report 2022: Cross-Market Trends; Consumer Expenditures; Market Opportunities; Mergers and Acquisitions; Channel Trends 2017-2026 – PR Newswire

DUBLIN , Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “Pet Food in the U. S., 16th Edition” report has been added to   ResearchAndMarkets. com’s offering.

With 2021 sales approaching $40 billion , sales of dog and cat food are expected in order to top $60 billion by 2026, with e-commerce continuing to strengthen its position as the No. 1 retail channel.

In the previous edition associated with this report, the big question was how the COVID-19 pandemic would affect the pet food market. We now know that the pandemic had a surprisingly positive effect on the pet market as the whole and on pet food in particular, which saw double-digit growth in 2020 and 2021.

And the pandemic continues to impact the market, the particular most visible forces being the record inflation and supply chain disruptions that have driven prices to an all-time high. Other market factors include an increased awareness of health plus wellness, the acceleration in online shopping and related behavior, and the solidification of pets’ role in the home as family members.

Despite the particular challenging conditions of the past few years, the pet market has proven to be as resilient as ever, bolstered simply by U. H. pet owners’ willingness to spend on their beloved “fur babies” even in the particular midst of a health plus economic crisis.

Featuring updated product sales projections and analyses of the trends impacting the marketplace now plus into the foreseeable future, this completely revised 16th edition of Pet Foods in the U. S. analyzes the lingering impact from the pandemic including inflation, supply constraints, shopper patterns, and pet owner interest in alternative pet foods.

Providing separate sales tracking and projections for dog and cat food, the particular report also examines styles by form (dry, wet, semi-moist, frozen/refrigerated, and freeze-/air-dried), ingredients, plus product claims across the full retail spectrum including online retailers, mass-market outlets, the pet specialty channel, and other channels.

It provides a comprehensive overview covering historical marketplace size and projections (2017-2026); cross-market developments; consumer expenditures; market opportunities; mergers plus acquisitions; channel trends which includes e-commerce and omnichannel; plus new product and marketing trends – all presented through the lens of the changes brought on by the pandemic.

Key Topics Covered:


  • Market Overview
  • Scope of Report: Dogs and Cats
  • Exclusions
  • Market Size and Growth
  • Pet Food Sales Approach $40 Billion
  • Dog Food Dominates Pet Meals Sales
  • Dry Pet Foods Tops inside Product sales
  • Dry Dog Food at Nearly 50% associated with the Marketplace
  • Households Spend the Most on Dried out Meals
  • Households Spend More on Dog Foods
  • Annual Household Expenditures upon Dog and Cat Food
  • Most Dog Owners Invest Under $75 Per Month on Family pet Meals
  • Sales by Channel: E-commerce Takes the Lead
  • Projected Route Share Shifts
  • Market Drivers
  • Price Inflation Top-of-Mind Concern
  • Will Pet Owners Still Be Willing to Spend on Dog Food?
  • Supply Chain Woes Persist
  • E-commerce Implications in Pet Foods Market
  • Pandemic Bump Underscores Pet Food’s No. 1 Pet Health Role
  • Intensified Focus on Health and Wellness
  • Family pet Obesity and Aging Pets Contribute to Wellness Concerns
  • Trend Away From Smallest Dogs
  • Pet Ownership Styles
  • Younger Pet Owners May Give Up Pets
  • Affluent Households Responsible for Majority of Pet Spending
  • Pets Central to Home Life
  • Animals and Owners Physically Closer than Ever
  • Product Quality Tops List of Pet-Owner Priorities
  • Animal Welfare
  • Sustainability Initiatives Increasingly Part of the Plan
  • Cats Gain Market Representation
  • DCM/Grain-Free Pet Food Situation Remains Unresolved
  • Government Regulation
  • Looking Ahead
  • Sales Development Moderates But Remains Strong


  • Marketer Developments
  • A Highly Consolidated Market
  • Dry and Wet Cat and dog Food Usage Rates
  • Pet Industry Leaders Back Promising Startups with Venture Funds
  • Recent Mergers, Acquisitions, Investments, plus Rebranding
  • Champion Petfoods Explores Sale
  • Natural Balance’s Ingredients-First Rebrand
  • Purina Updates Pro Plan Formulas, Packaging
  • Mars Goes All -In upon Fresh Dog Meals
  • DTC Pet Foods Startups Continue to Attract Outside Investors
  • Freeze-Dried and Raw/Frozen Foods Attracting Interest
  • The Product packaging Challenge
  • Canidae Rebrands on Sustainability
  • Retail Channel Tendencies
  • In-Store Shopping Leads inside Pet Food Purchasing
  • Walmart Most Popular Retailer for In-Store Family pet Food Purchases
  • Chewy Top Online Destination for Pet Food Buys
  • DTC Fresh Pet Meals Puts Pressure on Dog Specialty Retailers
  • Major Online plus Brick-and-Mortar Merchants Ramping Upward Fresh Offerings
  • Autoship Programs Promote Retailer Loyalty
  • Amazon Continues Family pet Market March
  • Pandemic-Driven Web commerce Acceleration Slows
  • Private Label Foods a Big Draw
  • Walmart Adds Pure Balance PRO+, Updates Pure Stability Packaging
  • Target Launches Kindfull Private-Label Foods
  • Petco Extends Private Brand, Exclusive Food Products
  • Pet Supplies Plus Adds Private-Label Pet Meals
  • Petsense Offers 4health Private-Label Pet Foods
  • Chewy Adds Fresh-Frozen in order to Tylee’s Brand Line
  • Independent Dog Stores Fight Back, Along with Help


  • New Product and Marketing Trends
  • Fresh Family pet Foods Take Market by Storm
  • Freshpet’s Pandemic Success Story
  • Freeze-Dried (and Air-Dried) Frenzy
  • Alternative and Sustainable Ingredients plus Recipes
  • Limited Ingredient Diets Feature Option Proteins, Simple Ingredients
  • Lasting Ingredients and Alternative Protein Sources
  • Plant-Based Diets
  • Insect-Based Diets
  • Cultured Proteins a Potential Future Option
  • Superfoods, Alternate Grains, plus Vegetables
  • Gut Health and Immunity
  • Grain-Free DCM Controversy Continues
  • Organic Positioning Takes Backseat to Other Item Claims
  • Human-Grade Ingredients plus Labeling
  • Customized and “Combo” Diets
  • Science-Based and Veterinary Diets
  • Damp Foods Making Headway
  • Just for Cats
  • Meal Enhancements and Toppers


  • Introduction
  • Two Consumer Survey Sources
  • Buying Patterns by Pet Food Type
  • Topline Usage Rates with regard to Dry/Wet Dog Food plus Pet Treats
  • Dry/Wet Pet Food Purchasing Indices
  • Utilization Rates regarding Pet Food Toppers
  • Buying Patterns simply by Pet Meals Formulation Types
  • Regular vs. Specialty
  • New and Other Substitute Pet Foods Formats
  • Formulations Targeting Specific Health Conditions
  • Meat-First Leads within Ingredient-Based Products
  • Ingredient Sourcing as Marketing Claims
  • “Natural” Claims and Progressive Positionings
  • Buying Designs in Family pet Food Packaging
  • Dry Pet Food Product packaging Dimension
  • Wet Pet Food Packaging Kind
  • Pet Meals Marketers plus Brands by Consumer Draw
  • Top Dog/Cat Food Marketers
  • Top Canine Food Entrepreneurs and Brands
  • Top Cat Food Online marketers and Manufacturers
  • Demographic Indices for Purchasing associated with Selected Brand Lines


  • Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility
  • Alternative Form Pet Foods
  • Fresh Dog Food
  • Freeze-Dried (and Air-Dried) Frenzy
  • Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Advertising
  • Private Label
  • Lower Prices
  • Cat-Specific Food items

Companies Mentioned

  • Amazon . com
  • AnimalBiome
  • Apax Money
  • Arbor
  • Cargill
  • Champ Petfoods
  • Diamond Pet Meals
  • FountainVest Partners
  • Kainos Capital
  • Kinderhook Industries
  • KKR
  • Maev
  • Mars
  • Mid America Family pet Meals
  • Muenster Milling Company
  • Natural Balance
  • Natural Pet Food Group
  • Nature’s Logic
  • Nestle
  • NomNomNow
  • Nulo
  • NXMH Whitebridge Dog Brand names
  • Open Farm
  • Family pet Food Experts
  • PetCo
  • PetPlate
  • Primal Pet Foods
  • Royal Canin
  • Smucker’s
  • Focus on
  • United Pacific Dog
  • Walmart
  • Wellness Pet Organization
  • Ziwi Ltd

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