June 23, 2017

Freshpet appoints new European senior marketing manager

Pet food

Innovative US chilled pet food brand Freshpet, one of the fastest growing pet food companies in North America, has announced plans to strengthen its UK leadership team with the appointment of Hannah Edwards as Senior Marketing Manager. Hannah will lead its European marketing strategy and support continued business development and growth, following its launch into Tesco. Chilled, fresh, batch cooked pet food is an entirely new concept in the UK. Freshpet was founded nine years ago in the US with a single-minded mission to bring the power of fresh, real food to dogs and cats.  The company’s latest mission is…

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Collarways partner with AgroBiothers

pet products

Collarways have announced that they will be selling a new line of products this month from France-based company, AgroBiothers. Incorporated in 1880, AgroBiothers remains, to this day, a family-owned company and has become a leading player in the pet care business across Europe. As an independent distributor, Collarways is the perfect fit for AgroBiothers as the two share the same company ethos of providing quality products for the customer at a reasonable price. Katie Goldsmith, Director at Collarways said: “As with all the brands we distribute, we have taken great care in electing to represent AgroBiothers and to bring their…

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Keswick to host a tail-wagging weekend

dog show

Keswick pet shop Podgy Paws in the Lake District is preparing once again to help host the town’s very own dog show. On Sunday 25 June, Fitz Park will play host to the Keswick Scruffs Fun Dog Show, the town has won the Kennel Club’s ‘Most Dog Friendly Town’ award for four of the last five years. Keswick Scruffs, which has been organised through a collaboration between Podgy Paws Pet Shop and Keswick Town Council, is set to treat local dog lovers to a fabulous day of doggy demonstrations. The itinerary includes 19 fun canine classes and a Dogtathlon Obstacle…

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Dog groomers and pet store to expand after moving to new home

pet store

A Fordingbridge business has expanded and is looking forward to the future. Pampered Dogs Grooming Salon and Fordingbridge Pet Supplies Limited has moved to a larger premises in Salisbury Street, ten times the size of its previous shop, which was also located along that street. The business was started in 2014 by Sam Legg, who has been a dog groomer for 14 years, and her husband Matt, who was a corporate manager for Vodafone. The couple’s new store is now spread over two floors. “We are extremely proud of what we have achieved. We’ve put every ounce of our hearts…

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Cotswold RAW: taking a walk on the ‘wild’ side


When you epitomise ‘countryside common sense’ it seems only sensible to have a ‘Wild’ (venison & rabbit) recipe within your award-winning flavour larder. With game-keeping fast becoming a ‘lost art’ and Cotswold RAW’s unshakeable commitment to source truly wild ingredients, it’s taken Mark & Chris a little longer than they’d have liked to include a rural ‘game changer’ within their ever-expanding flavour deck; a true ‘hero’ recipe that will certainly enjoy top billing at Cotswold RAW’s forthcoming Countryfile live show debut. For many 2016 was the year Cotswold RAW came of age, offering a nationwide solution of award-winning goodies. And…

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Independent pet store launched with a funfair


A new independent pet store marked their grand opening with a funfair-style event to coincide with Morpeth Fair Day on Sunday 11 June. With a concept store style layout and an approach dedicated to animal well-being, My Pet HQ – founded by Caroline Coppen, Diane Coppen and Terri-Louise Anderson – aims to help owners make more educated choices that promote their pet’s health and happiness. Caroline said: “The idea for the business came from our shared experience working in pet retail. “We realised there wasn’t something out there that really supported pet owners, understood their needs and offered a unique…

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Hecate Verona builds luxury dog manors


British-based Hecate Verona boasts making “The world’s most luxurious dog manors” that includes windows, doors and miniature engravings. “Our customers and their dogs typically live indoors so we see our dog manor as an extra that gives a pet more comfort – it is (the) dog’s own house that has all the comforts of an indoor living room, making the whole experience of staying outdoors more fun and enjoyable,” Alice Williams, creative director of Hecate Verona, said in a press release. “This leads to the dog enjoying the outdoors even more and staying more active and this is highly recommended…

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Pet London launch new The Mommy and Me range


PetLondon has announced the launch of The Mommy and Me range, a brand new ‘sunshine inspired’ collection, where owners and pets can fully coordinate their outfits and accessories. The matching Tote Bag and animal clothing are designed for increasingly growing style conscious yet ecologically aware consumer. The refreshing and vibrant sun soaked prints are available in three thirst-quenching different flavours: Cherry Punch, Pineapple Smoothie & Watermelon Juice. The juicy Cherry Punch pattern’s revitalised and punchy design has plenty of attitude, away from classically floral connections of the past. This is an impact statement piece with glossy red fruits adorns the…

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The Dog Treat Company joins forces with Forestry Commission back holiday chain


As a staunch rural producer, the Devon-based Dog Treat Company (DTC) is proud to announce a dog-friendly alliance with fellow countryside fanatics Forest Holidays, who offer nine idyllic luxury cabin sites situated throughout our isle’s finest woodland settings. Forest Holidays is an ambitious Forestry Commission-backed project (born 1973) tasked with reacquainting families and their dogs with the Great British countryside. From Deerpark in Cornwall to Strathyre in Scotland; Forest Holidays offers simple, ‘back-to-nature’ cabin luxury, in tandem with miles and miles of stunning woodland trails. DTC and Forest Holidays both appreciate the simple truth that today’s dogs are integral members…

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Purina’s 2017 Pet Care Innovation Prize Competition Announces New Benefits for Pet Care Entrepreneurs


After a successful turnout in 2016, The Pet Care Innovation Prize (PCIP) is back this year with new benefits for pet care entrepreneurs. Powered by a global leader in pet care, Nestlé Purina PetCare, the PCIP is a competition that aims to support and connect innovative, early stage companies selling pet-related products and services with pet industry experts, entrepreneurs and investors. In this exciting competition, up to five finalists win cash, business support and recognition to help grow their business. The pet care marketplace is huge and growing, with nearly 80 million homes in the US with pets, according to…

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