June 24, 2017

ROYAL CANIN Feline Care Nutrition packaging set for redesign


ROYAL CANIN®’s Feline Care Nutrition dry range will have a new look in-store from late April, bringing the six Feline Care dry products in line with the design of the new packs in the Feline Health Nutrition dry range which rolled out last year, and the more recent Feline Health Nutrition and Feline Care Nutrition wet packs. Gemma Duffield, ROYAL CANIN® retail marketing manager, says: “How the packs look, and their identity within the range, are so important.  Having uniformity of design across the range increases brand recognition in store, creating a strong and eyecatching ROYAL CANIN® zone, but we’ve…

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New Puppy Mama app aims to ease the life of women and their dogs


Puppy Mama is a new community app that connects women and their dogs with pet-friendly travel, services, places and activities. It is live on Kickstarter and raising funds to bring the project to life. Created due to a difficulty in traveling with dogs in the United States, and with only 8% of workplaces and less than 2% of restaurants are dog-friendly. Puppy Mama is hoping to change that by leveraging technology to help women connect with one another and share information that will remove the friction in finding pet-friendly travel, places, and  social events. When community members find a location they love, they can easily add a…

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Pets Choice Heads to Zoomark


Leading pet food manufacturer, Pets Choice is bound for Bologna as it’s set to exhibit at Zoomark International 2017 for the first time. Zoomark International is one of the most important trade shows in Europe, with 670 exhibitors heading to the show taking place from 11 to 14 May 2017 in Bologna (Italy). Tony Raeburn, CEO of Pets Choice, commented: “International trade shows such as Zoomark are a great opportunity for manufacturers like us to meet with key contacts, old and new. As part of our continued growth plans, we intend on further expanding our manufacturing offering so exhibiting at…

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Maidenhead Aquatics hosts pleco events


Have a passion for plecos? Suckermouth catfish fans in the south-west of England have a real treat in store on Saturday, May 20, as Wiltshsire Plecos and the Catfish Study Group join forces to present a very special event, to be held at Maidenhead Aquatics at Melksham. There will be a talk by catfish expert Julian Dignall — the man behind the Planet Catfish website — entitled: Rio Xingu: ‘last chance to see’. In addition, Mark Walters, who was featured with his amazing fish house in the Spring issue of Practical Fishkeeping, will be giving a talk on his experiences with…

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Male owners of cats increases, suggests report


The UK cat population has increased by 500,000 to 8 million in the past year, driven largely by an increasing number of male owners, according to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA). The PFMA’s first in-depth Pet Data Report showed a 25% increase – which equates to around an extra one million – in the number of men choosing a cat as a pet. PFMA data shows a 25% increase in the number of men choosing a cat as a pet. The report, compiled from interviews with 8,000 pet owners across the UK, stated almost as many cat owners as…

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Law Print Pack deliver McAdams latest pet food packaging


Law Print Pack have successfully delivered new packaging for McAdams Pet Food, Free Range Chicken & Salmon 5kg & 10kg bags. McAdams premium dog foods use whole British free range chickens and stands as the only meal free food from DEFRA approved, ethical farms across the UK. Their aim is to deliver the best quality dog food to help support ethical, cruelty free British farming. To support their brand ethos, McAdams Pet Food required premium product packaging and contacted Law Print to ensure the smooth delivery from concept to print of quality product to stores across the UK. After working…

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Nutts About Pets receives £100,000 investment


A Co Tyrone pet food business has invested £100,000 and created three jobs with the launch of a new premium dog food. Nutts About Pets in Omagh said it had worked for two years on the formula for its dry dog food Ambassador. The job boost brings the workforce up to 20. And the firm has plans to recruit another 10 staff later in the year. Basil Thompson, who set up Nutts About Pets in 2004, said: “Ambassador is the complete dog food for working, sporting and active breeds and will lead to healthy, happy dogs. People who love their…

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TastyBone receives royal approval


With uncompromising standards of quality and continuous product development, TastyBone has been recognised for their worldwide expansion and export growth by being honoured with the 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. Part of the Lancashire based pet food manufacturer, Pets Choice, TastyBone is the UK’s leading manufacturer of nylon, edible, rubber chew and play toys for dogs. Focused on export as the core growth strategy, TastyBone has expanded from humble beginnings into worldwide distribution in a very short period of time. Bestowed with the UK’s highest accolade for business, this award is a fantastic achievement for…

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Dog food brand Hey Diddle Diddle to launch new packaging


Hey Diddle Diddle, a range of premium cat and dog food, has been launched in Tesco with pack design by Equator. The range follows extensive research into changing consumer demands for pet nutrition and was developed by C & D Foods. It’s aimed at addressing a gap in the market for a high quality, naturally hypoallergenic product that provides clear dietary advice. Salma Khan, category development director at C & D Foods, approached Equator to design the packaging for a premium pet food brand that would see a move away from traditional, formulaic pet food design formats towards a more…

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Strikeback release new Flea Killing Fogger


Strikeback’s ‘Flea Killing Fogger XL’ is the latest addition to the UK’s number one dedicated household pest control range. The new extra-large fogger is the perfect way to achieve an immediate control of fleas. Once activated, an insecticidal fog fills the room and kills the fleas that it comes into contact with. The XL Fogger is three times larger than the standard Strikeback Flea Killing Fogger. This means that a single product can kill flea’s in much larger spaces, perfect for modern open plan homes and apartments. Strikeback Flea Killing Foggers can also be used to control many other insect…

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