Market figures for the Italian pet supplies sector were also published in the 14th edition of the Assalco Zoomark report. According to these, the market for dog and cat food in Italy (supermarkets, traditional pet shops, pet store chains, e-commerce) saw sales in the year to June 2021 of 2.431 bn euros with a sales increase of +8 per cent. The main distribution channels, supermarkets and pet stores, achieved sales of 2.34 bn. euros, equivalent to growth of +6,4 per cent.
The report estimates the pet population of Italy to comprise more than 16 mio dogs and cats, around 13 mio birds and over 3.5 mio small animals and reptiles.
It has been announced that the next staging of Zoomark International will be in May 2023.