August 16, 2017

New exhibitors look forward to an exciting AQUA 2015 show


AQUA 2015, the UK’s premier water gardening and aquatics trade event, will welcome a host of new exhibitors to October’s showpiece exhibition, which will be bigger than ever before. A growing number of companies are choosing to exhibit for the first time as they see AQUA as the perfect opportunity to showcase their products to retailers and overseas distributors. Show organiser Annie Foord said: “It’s great to see so many newcomers booking stand space at this year’s AQUA. “I’m also happy to report that the UK’s major exhibitors are again heading for Telford, and many companies have increased their stand…

18,000 dog lovers attend the biggest DogFest to date


A phenomenal 18,000 dog lovers from across the country attended DogFest 2015, which took place over two days; celebrating a hugely successful launch at Arley Hall, Cheshire earlier this month (14 June) and its third event at Loseley Park, Surrey last Sunday (21 June). Hosted by Channel 4’s Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick and sponsored by Natural Instinct, DogFest celebrates everything that is special and life changing about owning a dog. The event, which continues to grow year after year, welcomes dogs with open arms, offering a fun-filled day of interactive sessions and have-a-go activities for dogs to enjoy together with their…

ProRep launch new range of animal friendly live Terrarium plants


Peregrine Livefoods have launched a new range of live plants suitable for terrarium use under the market leading ProRep brand. The range provides a provision of natural shades, basking sites and climbing perches with the ability to maintain natural humidity. Peregrine have carefully selected the range to ensure safety and suitability for all habits and growth patterns. The comprehensive range features plants suitable for jungle and desert set ups and includes a range of specialist mosses and carnivorous plants. All plants include a bespoke label advising of suitability, species and care requirements.

PDSA remembers our animal heroes


  Armed Forces day will be held on Monday 29 June – a day designed to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces. As well as paying tribute to the brave army personnel who defend and protect us, PDSA will also be taking the opportunity to remember all the amazing animals who serve in the Armed Forces too. The vet charity has a rich history with military animals – its animal awards programme was set up in 1943 specifically to recognise acts of animal bravery or exceptional devotion to duty. The PDSA Dickin Medal –…

Lily’s Kitchen launches ‘Superfood’ snack bars for dogs

Lily's Kitchen

Lily’s Kitchen, the makers of natural and nutritious proper food for pets, is revolutionizing the offerings in the pet snacking category with the launch of three new 100% natural, hand baked superfood snack bars for dogs. Perfect for canines as a treat or snack anytime and even as a meal replacement, these delightfully crunchy and crumbly snack bars are packed with protein and bursting with superfoods and health boosting botanicals.  The all natural range includes: Eat Your Greens – Apples, Kale, Spirulina, Wheatgrass & Mint Red Berry Boost – Cranberries, Raspberries, Goji Berries & Rosehips Sun Shiny Day – Banana,…

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick to award heroic hounds at DogFest


Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, the Supervet will award some of his most courageous canine patients with Supervet Hero Awards at DogFest, which takes place at Loseley Park, Surrey this Sunday 21st June. This very special award ceremony will acknowledge some of the bravest dogs who have undergone treatment in the last twelve months at Surrey based specialist referral practice, Fitzpatrick Referrals. Speaking of the awards, Fitzpatrick said: “We wanted to hold The Supervet Hero Awards at DogFest to share with the world the amazing journey some of these wonderful dogs have gone on – each dog and their family have a…

Ethical Pets re-launches Dog Hair Day

Ethical Pets

Ethical Pets Ltd have re-launched its Dog Hair Day shampoo. Dog Hair Day is a naturally fragranced, herbal blend shampoo that is paraben and SLS/SLES-free. It is formulated to human cosmetic standards and is pH balanced to suit the particular requirements of a dog’s skin. Originally launched two years ago, Dog Hair Day has gained a loyal following, primarily through internet sales.  It has now been completely reformulated and repackaged to expand distribution and broaden the customer base. The shampoo is available in three varieties – Aloe Vera and Nettle, Calendula and Marshmallow and Sage and Rosemary. Recommended retail price…

Pets Corner opens new store in Horsell

Pets Corner

Pets Corner has been providing the nation with pet supplies since 1968, and they are now excited to be opening a new store on 111 High Street, Horsell, in Woking. On 27th June 2015 the doors of the brand new Horsell store will open to the public for the first time. The Horsell store is the 96th Pets Corner store to open and later this year a milestone will be reached as the national brand opens their 100th store. Pets Corner stores are different to other pet stores in the UK. As a family run business the company’s focus is…

Pet Care Retail – June 2015 issue

Pet Care Retail

Pet Care Retail – June 2015 issue News centre: A roundup of the latest news in the industry Let’s hear it from: Pets Corner MD, Dean Richmond, talks about how his business differentiates itself from the rest of the industry – beginning with a heavy presence in garden centres Broadening your offer with pet concessions: The Pet Industry Federation’s Alexandra Baker discusses ways to reach a whole new market Paws for thought: Ken MacKinnon writes about the benefits of thinking outside the box in order to appeal to a whole new customer base Don’t count the cost, cut it: Michael…

Record number of exhibitors sign up for PATS Telford


PATS Telford will be the biggest ever pet trade show staged under one roof in the UK as a record number of companies have already signed up to exhibit their products and services at September’s showpiece event. With still over three months to go before the big event on September 27-28, 164 companies have confirmed their attendance and this number is set to rise even further in the next few weeks. It will be the first year that PATS takes place at Telford International Centre, where a massive exhibition hall offers more floor space than ever before. A growing number…