In bloom: Industry revenue rises as an ageing population and hot weather support demand

Rising competition has long threatened the performance of the Garden Centres and Pet Shops industry. Despite a rising level of pet ownership, an increasing number of individuals have opted to acquire pets via other means, such as adoption. Likewise, for garden centres, DIY home-improvement stores such as B&Q and Homebase have started to offer a growing selection of garden supplies, plants and flowers. Competitive pressures from supermarkets, petrol stations and convenience stores have also intensified. Nevertheless, over the five years through 2018-19, industry revenue is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A rising pet population is expected to support revenue growth over the next five years
  • Firms are offering superior in-store experiences and services in order to differentiate from rivals
  • Pet ownership rates may increase as the proportion of small children in the population grows
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entering the Garden Centres and Pet Shops industry are low. Market share concentration is low, technology does not play a large role, and little capital investment is required to set up either a garden centre or a pet shop. Under the Pet Animals Act 1951, any retailer selling pets must obtain a licence from their local authority, and must ensure that the animals are kept in appropriate accommodation, given enough food and water, and protected from disease and fire. There are also laws covering the transportation of pets over distances longer than 65 kilometres. However, it is relatively easy to comply with these regulations, so they are unlikely to discourage potential operators from setting up operations. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Garden Centres & Pet Shops Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Garden Centres & Pet Shops Industry are

  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • Having a good reputation
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Number of pets in the Garden Centres & Pet Shops industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Garden Centres & Pet Shops Industry?

    Operators in the industry sell flowers, garden supplies, pets, pet food and other pet supplies directly to the public. Sales of garden furniture and equipment, and the operation of restaurants and cafes are not included.

    Industry Products
  • Shrubs, plants and seeds
  • Pet food
  • Bulbs and cut flowers
  • Fertiliser and compost
  • Pets
  • Pet supplies and accessories
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing pet food and pet supplies
  • Retailing pets
  • Retailing plants, bulbs and seeds
  • Retailing cut flowers
  • Retailing fertiliser
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Number of pets
  • Real household disposable income
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Population aged 65 years and over

  • Current Performance
  • External competition
  • Pet store growth
  • Garden centre growth
  • The current year
  • Market structure and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry constraints
  • Pet stores
  • Revenue blooms
  • Technology
  • Market structure and challenges
  • Table: Garden Centres & Pet Shops Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Garden Centres & Pet Shops Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural & Forestry Machinery Manufacturing
  • Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing
  • Flower & Plant Wholesaling
  • Grain, Seed, Animal Feed & Unmanufactured Tobacco Wholesaling
  • Live Animal Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Pet food
  • Shrubs, plants and seeds
  • Pet supplies and accessories
  • Bulbs and cut flowers
  • Fertiliser and compost
  • Pets
  • Chart: Garden Centres & Pet Shops Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged between 45 and 65
  • Consumer aged between 30 and 44
  • Consumers aged under 30
  • Businesses
  • Consumers aged 65 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Garden Centres & Pet Shops Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation, rent, utilitiesAdvertising and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Garden Centres & Pet Shops

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Garden Centres & Pet Shops Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Pets at Home Group plc,
  • Table: Pets at Home Group plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Garden Centres & Pet Shops Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Garden Centres & Pet Shops Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A location at which a firm can sell its products from within another firm's store.
  • Peat
  • Is a mixture of decomposed plant material that has accumulated in a water-saturated environment in the absence of oxygen.
  • Vivarium
  • Any enclosure designed to house a pet. Often used to describe the glass tanks that house reptiles.
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