Thursday, April 09, 2009

Dog Friendly Car Unleashed by Honda

Honda showed off the Dog Friendly Honda Element concept car at the New York Auto Show today, with integrated dog amenities and safety equipment including restraints, hardy fabrics, an access ramp, a cushioned bed, a spill-resistant water bowl and dedicated doggie cooling system.

Appealing to the broad spectrum of dog owners who increasingly treat their pets like family definitely separates this model of the Element from the pack.

Honda has been developing its pet-themed marketing since 2005, when it launched a dog friendly concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show. Soon after, the company launched Honda Dog in Japan, pitching cars and its Travel Dog line of pet accessories to its 1.5 million monthly visitors.

Not to be outdone, Toyota also has a Japanese website for dog owners featuring the Corolla called C Loves Dog.

Closer to home, helps American pet parents choose the best pet-friendly cars, by reviewing new models specifically from a dog owner's perspective.


Saturday, April 04, 2009

Pet Industry Market Research 2009

The Pet Industry 2009 Strategic Outlook report from Dillon Media LLC has been published.

This market research report charts and analyzes aggregate pet owner spending demographics in the U.S., covering the four main industry segments: Pet Food, Veterinary Services, Pet Supplies and Pet Services.

It includes forecasts and analysis of the recession's impact on pet industry trends and consumer behavior.

Pet owner spending demographics are charted by income, age, general region and family composition from 2000 - 2007 (the latest available) with totals forecasts for 2008 - 2011. Data are from the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, forecasts are by Dillon Media.

The critical higher income brackets are also included for available years.

Published: Feb 18, 2009
Format: Adobe PDF file
Delivery: Emailed to you within 2 hours of purchase.

Why Buy It?
Align your product, customer or business with the strongest demographic groups in the U.S. pet industry. Read more and buy online: Pet Industry 2009 Strategic Outlook