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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 | Mar 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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Rising household disposable income for much of the period has supported industry growth
  • Gardening is a common pastime among older people, and the ageing of the population has supported demand
  • Imported inputs are expected to become more expensive as a result of the weak value of the pound
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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

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

  • Development of new products
  • Having a good reputation
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Real household disposable income in the Garden Centres & Pet Shops industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Real household disposable income
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Number of pets
  • Business capital expenditure
  • Population aged 65 years and over
  • Current Performance
  • Lucky dog
  • Green thumb
  • No bed of roses
  • Come rain or shine
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Referendum effect
  • A challenging environment
  • Sowing the seeds
  • 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
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Plants and seeds
  • Pet supplies and accessories
  • Fertiliser and compost
  • Cut flowers
  • Pets
  • Chart: Garden Centres & Pet Shops Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers in the fifth income quintile
  • Consumers in the fourth income quintile
  • Consumers in the third income quintile
  • Consumers in the second income quintile
  • Businesses
  • Consumers in the first income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Garden Centres & Pet Shops Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Garden Centres & Pet Shops
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Garden Centres & Pet Shops Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Pets at Home Group plc
  • Table: Pets at Home Group plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Garden Centres & Pet Shops Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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