Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Operators in the Garden Supply and Pet Food Stores industry retail pet food, pet accessories and gardening products including plants, seeds and soil treatments. The industry has dealt with a number of factors over the past five years that have resulted in an overall decline in revenue. The sustained recessionary economic conditions have led to a significant decrease in disposable income for consumers, who have subsequently reduced discretionary purchases. Pet owners faced with financial restrictions and the rising costs of utilities, food and transportation were forced to reduce expenditure on pet supplies. There has been a significant increase in pet abandonment over the past five years as owners face financial strains... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
As with most retail industries, the location of establishments falls broadly in line with population trends. In theory, the greater the population in a particular region, the higher the demand and the need is for establishments. For the Garden Supply and Pet Food Stores industry, the level of sales generated by a region is also dependent on the amount of space available in that geographical region.
South East and South West
According to the Office for National Statistics, the South East region has the highest proportion of industry establishments, 16.2% in 2012. The region is the most populated and accounts for 13.7% of the UK population... purchase to read more