April 30, 2017

Pooch & Mutt launch new trade order website

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Pooch & Mutt have launched a new website service that allows independent trade customers to shop online. The service update allows direct order purchases at trade prices, with an express 48 hour delivery service. New features of the site include the ability to ‘tag’ both new and existing stockists as trade. This will enable independent trade to order direct from Pooch & Mutt using the same secure checkout as retail customers. The move will streamline the current order process and provide up to date product information for trade customers. The update was developed to deliver the increase in demand following…

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BrilliantPad launches travelating dog toilet with £30,000 backing

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Described as the ‘automatic self-cleaning potty system for dogs’, this is a low-level platform allows canines to relieve themselves freely indoors, and rolls the mess away. Hundreds of backers have pledged nearly £30,000 to get the technology going.First little Barnie simply hops on to the 24inch x 23inch pad to do his business. Then, the device will activate automatically at the times you have set (a smart weight sensor will override this if the pad is in use) – or you can kickstart clean-up manually at any time. Once activated, the pad winds away the dirty sheet into a sealed roll at one end…

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Pet London: Catspia Pet Harness will be a huge success

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Pet London has launched the brand new Catspia Harness range in line with growing consensus that walking cats on leads is becoming standard practice, especially for city dwellers. In an era where many urban cats are stuck inside most of the time, these new stylish metallic cat harnesses with matching leads are the perfect solution for exercising any cat outdoors. Recently, there has been a paradigm shift in taste and fashion to walk cats in public, as many felines, especially indoor cats find great pleasure in the time spent outside, enjoying the great outdoors. The benefits of such activity are:…

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Name change and re brand for Dog Rocks USA

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Dog Rocks USA Distribution LLC has announced an overarching name and re brand to “Podium Pet Products”. The name change reflects the company’s broader ambition and commitment to growth within international pet markets. CEO Carina Evans commented: “Our overarching brand – Podium Pet Products – allows us to strengthen our portfolio and emphasise our commitment to the pet care sector. We have an ambitious line extensions and new product development plans with the aim of providing a range of pet product solutions across the UK, European and North American markets, with APAC next.” Dog Rocks remains the flagship brand for Podium Pet…

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Lily’s Kitchen expands its range of occasion based products for dogs

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Lily’s Kitchen is launching its Great British Breakfast tin (400g), giving pet parents the opportunity to extend their special weekend breakfast to their four-legged family. With increasing numbers of owners sharing a meal time with their pet, occasion based recipes give owners the opportunity to give an exciting complete and balanced meal to their dog, safe in the knowledge that the natural ingredients are feeding their overall health. Recent success of the Sunday Lunch tin (400g) showed a genuine appetite for recipes that are not only based on tasty human meals, such as Lamb Hotpot, but for recipes that help the…

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Excitement mounts as PATS Sandown moves ever closer

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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…

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Royal Canin launches brand image focused on education and information

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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…

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

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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…

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TastyBone launches Peanut Butter bone

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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…

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Royal Canin to launch consumer campaign aimed at new customers

Launch

Royal Canin has launched a consumer marketing campaign which will provide 74.5m opportunities to see (OTS) the brand over the next 10 months, reaching a total of 11.1m adults or a total of 21.3 per cent of adults across the UK. Using national press partners such as The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times and The Sunday Times, the campaign aims to help educate and encourage responsible pet ownership and provide information about the benefits of scientific health nutrition, thus driving people towards the specialist pet trade. Royal Canin retail marketing manager Gemma Duffield says: “This is a high-impact campaign…

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