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Garden Centres & Pet Shops in the UK: Market Research Report

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Garden Centres & Pet Shops Market Research Report | SIC G47.760 | Apr 2017

In bloom: A focus on quality and service range has helped the industry record consistent growth

IBISWorld’s Garden Centres & Pet Shops market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Pets at Home Ltd Pets at Home Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Garden Centres and Pet Shops industry has grown over the past five years, mainly due to growing levels of pet ownership and rising levels of household disposable income. Products within the industry are often defined as discretionary, but demand for industry products and services nevertheless remained resilient in the early part of the period, despite the lingering effects of the economic downturn. IBISWorld forecasts that industry revenue will increase at a compound annual rate of 4.8% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £5 billion. Over the past five years, industry revenue has been spearheaded by growing demand for pet products. Increased humanisation of pets has led to consumers spending a higher proportion of their income on their pets... purchase to read more

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, little capital investment is required to set up either a garden centre or a pet shop and there is not much relevant legislation. Under the Pet Animals Act 1951, any retailer selling pets must obtain a licence from the local authority and ensure 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 an enterprise. In .. purchase to read more


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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
Plants and seedsPet foodCut flowersFertiliser and compostPetsPet supplies and accessories
Industry Activities
Retailing pet food and pet suppliesRetailing petsRetailing plants, bulbs and seedsRetailing cut flowersRetailing fertiliser

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