APPA survey 

Where do pet owners shop?

Over 50 per cent of respondents said that they bought in a store.
Over 50 per cent of respondents said that they bought in a store.

The US industry association, the American Pet Products Association (APPA), has brought out a study looking at the impact of the economic situation on pet owning in the USA. Just over 2 000 people participated in the survey.

One of the findings to emerge from the study was that at least half of pet owners shopped personally in a physical store for their most recent pet product purchases. The percentages vary depending on the item purchased and range from 66 per cent for food and treats to 52 per cent for vitamins and food supplements. In all pet requisite categories, however, a decline was recorded in the percentage shopping in person. The products exhibiting the biggest rise in online purchases for home delivery were medicines (from 15 per cent in June up to 20 per cent in September) and other requisites (from 14 per cent in June to 20 per cent in September).

“Shopping in person continues to be the foremost shopping method for all pet products, but the latest survey shows that the proportion of pet owners buying these items from an online retailer has risen in some categories,” concludes APPA.

A detailed report containing further outcomes of the APPA study can be read in PET worldwide 1/2023, which will come out on 14 February.

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