March 28, 2017

  • PATS

    PATS Sandown sees 3% rise in visitor numbers

    A total of 1,917 retailers and buyers visited the show, representing an increase of 3% on the number who attended PATS Sandown 2016. The show closed with visitors and exhibitors agreeing it had been a huge success, with the event delivering an unrivaled platform for the launch of hundreds of new pet product innovations. The New Product Showcase was a busy area throughout the event, and retailers admitted they were spoiled for choice as they decided on which items to stock in their stores for the year ahead. Exhibitors agreed the quality of visitors to their stands was exceptional this…

  • Grooming

    Amanda Holden and Maria Friedman officially open Bow Wow London dog grooming salon

    Celebrity dog owners Amanda Holden and Maria Friedman, along with their four-legged friends Buddy the Shichon (Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise cross) and Bingy the Shih Tzu, to officially open Bow Wow London Dog Grooming Salon in the heart of Bloomsbury, Central London yesterday. Located at 17 Little Russell Street, the new dog grooming salon aims to replicate the success of their award-winning flagship dog shop in Covent Garden, which was voted as London’s Best Loved Shop in Time Out London’s 2015 awards. Amanda, Maria, Buddy and Bingy were welcomed to try out the salon’s modern, bright and friendly environment,…

  • Crufts

    Eukanuba celebrates a successful year at Crufts

    Principle Sponsors of Crufts and the Kennel Club’s official partner in pet nutrition, Eukanuba, celebrated another action packed year at the show which saw a record of over 162,000 people attend. During Crufts, Eukanuba provided expert insight by showcasing dog training, agility and nutritional workshops educating visitors on how they can support their dogs throughout their life through premium nutrition for visible benefits with a lifelong impact. To give the right start in life, Eukanuba Puppy supports healthy development and increased training benefits in puppies through the inclusion of DHA. Whilst Eukanuba Adult provides dogs with a 100% complete and…

  • Hotel

    Petspyjamas launches travel partner ‘dog’ shop and free pet interior styling service

    Europe’s #1 online pet lifestyle destination and dog friendly holiday specialists, petspyjamas.com has launched a new Travel Partner Shop, stocking all the pet essentials for properties to make four-legged customers feel truly welcome, and maximise revenue from devoted pet owners. As part of the new initiative, PetsPyjamas are also offering a free pet interior styling service to provide advice, ideas and colour combination suggestion to fit perfectly with a property’s style, colour and budget. Having sent over 12,000 owners and 15,500 dogs on getaways since the launch of their dog-friendly division in 2014, PetsPyjamas appears to understand exactly what is needed…

  • Giveaway

    Natures Menu to give away free freezers for orders placed at PATS

      Retailers have to visit the Natures Menu stand to place an order worth £250 or more to qualify for a free freezer delivered alongside their order. Not only that, but the brand new Mighty Mixer products will also be on offer to sample and will be available for pre order on a special trade offer of 3 for 2 on stand for delivery between 3rd and 14th April.

FEATURES

PATS

Excitement mounts as PATS Sandown moves ever closer

Mar 9, 2017

PATS Sandown is gearing up for another memorable exhibition as more than 140 exhibitors get set to showcase a record number of new products at the event on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 21-22. The two-day show is creating a buzz of excitement in the pet industry with companies eager to unveil their latest launches for the new season. The Surrey and Esher Halls at Sandown Park will be packed with stands showcasing innovative new products, and visitors to the show will be greeted by a host of new faces as well as PATS regulars. The positive mood amongst exhibitors was…

Launch

Royal Canin launches brand image focused on education and information

Mar 8, 2017

A new design, presenting Royal Canin’s brand image clearly and a focus on education and information are the highlights of the company’s activity at Crufts 2017. To reflect Royal Canin’s ‘animal first’ ethos, show visitors will have the opportunity to play interactive digital games on the stand to learn more about dogs and particularly their nutritional needs. In addition, a professional photographer will take pictures of dogs visiting the stand which will be live-linked to a photographic mosaic on display throughout the show. Royal Canin is also highlighting its partnership with Guide Dogs UK, where visitors can pull a ticket…

Products

Freshpet works with Tesco to bring chilled pet food to UK supermarkets

Mar 8, 2017

US chilled pet food brand Freshpet, one of the fastest growing pet food companies in North America, is working in partnership with Tesco to bring “the power of fresh, real food for dogs and cats” to UK supermarkets in a bid to revolutionise the way pet owners feed their pets. From late-February, Freshpet’s range of fresh pet food will be available in 300 Tesco stores nationwide, merchandised in unique Freshpet branded chiller cabinets for the pet aisle – a UK first for the category. With healthier, less processed pet food a growing trend in the UK, Freshpet’s  partnership with Tesco…

Product

TastyBone launches Peanut Butter bone

Mar 8, 2017

TastyBone, the UK manufacturer of nylon and rubber chews and toys, has launched a new flavour, adding a sweet treat for dogs to the ever-growing range of nylon bones. Made from 100% virgin nylon, TastyBone has introduced Peanut Butter flavour to the existing range which uses human grade flavours. TastyBone is non-biodegradable and there is no animal content, no salt, no sugar, no additives and no preservatives. TastyBone product manager Lynsey Aspinall states: “The new flavoured bone comes as Peanut Butter becomes an increasingly popular treat for dogs. “Dogs have a sweet tooth just like us and TastyBone is packed…

NEWS

PATS

PATS Sandown sees 3% rise in visitor numbers

A total of 1,917 retailers and buyers visited the show, representing an increase of 3% on the number who attended PATS Sandown 2016. The show closed with visitors and exhibitors agreeing it had been a huge success, with the event delivering an unrivaled platform for the launch of hundreds of new pet product innovations. The New Product Showcase was a busy area throughout the event, and retailers admitted they were spoiled for choice as they decided on which items to stock in their stores for the year ahead. Exhibitors agreed the quality of visitors to their stands was exceptional this…

Grooming

Amanda Holden and Maria Friedman officially open Bow Wow London dog grooming salon

Celebrity dog owners Amanda Holden and Maria Friedman, along with their four-legged friends Buddy the Shichon (Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise cross) and Bingy the Shih Tzu, to officially open Bow Wow London Dog Grooming Salon in the heart of Bloomsbury, Central London yesterday. Located at 17 Little Russell Street, the new dog grooming salon aims to replicate the success of their award-winning flagship dog shop in Covent Garden, which was voted as London’s Best Loved Shop in Time Out London’s 2015 awards. Amanda, Maria, Buddy and Bingy were welcomed to try out the salon’s modern, bright and friendly environment,…

Crufts

Eukanuba celebrates a successful year at Crufts

Principle Sponsors of Crufts and the Kennel Club’s official partner in pet nutrition, Eukanuba, celebrated another action packed year at the show which saw a record of over 162,000 people attend. During Crufts, Eukanuba provided expert insight by showcasing dog training, agility and nutritional workshops educating visitors on how they can support their dogs throughout their life through premium nutrition for visible benefits with a lifelong impact. To give the right start in life, Eukanuba Puppy supports healthy development and increased training benefits in puppies through the inclusion of DHA. Whilst Eukanuba Adult provides dogs with a 100% complete and…

Hotel

Petspyjamas launches travel partner ‘dog’ shop and free pet interior styling service

Europe’s #1 online pet lifestyle destination and dog friendly holiday specialists, petspyjamas.com has launched a new Travel Partner Shop, stocking all the pet essentials for properties to make four-legged customers feel truly welcome, and maximise revenue from devoted pet owners. As part of the new initiative, PetsPyjamas are also offering a free pet interior styling service to provide advice, ideas and colour combination suggestion to fit perfectly with a property’s style, colour and budget. Having sent over 12,000 owners and 15,500 dogs on getaways since the launch of their dog-friendly division in 2014, PetsPyjamas appears to understand exactly what is needed…

Giveaway

Natures Menu to give away free freezers for orders placed at PATS

  Retailers have to visit the Natures Menu stand to place an order worth £250 or more to qualify for a free freezer delivered alongside their order. Not only that, but the brand new Mighty Mixer products will also be on offer to sample and will be available for pre order on a special trade offer of 3 for 2 on stand for delivery between 3rd and 14th April.

Campaign

Animal Health Trust launches major fundraising campaign at Crufts 2017

The Animal Health Trust has improved the health of millions of animals for the past 75 years. To mark the anniversary, the charity was at Crufts 2017 to launch a special fundraising campaign to raise £75,000 towards new medical equipment as they look to save the more lives. The Trust is hoping to spread the word to the owners of the 22,000 happy, healthy dogs that will descend on the NEC in Birmingham for the world’s largest dog show, now in its 126th year, over the weekend. Founded in 1942 by Dr Reginald Wooldridge, the Animal Health Trust specialises in preventing illness…

Opening

Pets at Home opens new 9,000 sq ft store in Bath

The new Pets and Home store in Lower Bristol Road has opened up with a pet salon, adoption centre, aquatics centre and veterinary practice. It has taken up one of three units created in part of the former Herman Miller factory, next to Lidl, known now as Metro Retail Park. The 9,000 sq ft store was opened on Friday (March 10) by Mayor of Bath Paul Crossley. Store manager Briony Briscoe said: “Our opening weekend went even better than we had hoped and it was great to receive the Mayor of Bath and show him the new amenities that we…

Food

Natures Menu launches new Mighty Mixers range

The UK’s number one for raw pet food and Europe’s leading expert in raw, Natures Menu, has announced the launch of two new Mighty Mixers following the company’s successful sponsorship of Crufts 2017. This latest addition to the Natures Menu portfolio includes two new flavours of Turkey & Oats and Salmon & Potato, available to trade from 1st April at a RRP £7.95 each. The two new flavours join Natures Menu’s existing range of mixers, treats, complete raw meals and pure meat range. Made with fresh salmon and turkey meat and a wholesome blend of oats, fresh vegetables and superfoods,…