June 24, 2017

Hull’s Fred teams up with Julian Norton from hit TV show The Yorkshire Vet

Marketing

Working with clients to drive sales has long been a key role of any successful marketing agency. But harnessing the power of blogs and social media to alert the general public to the welfare of rabbits and importance of hay? This unusual job is now on the cards for Hull-based agency Fred after the company won a national tender to work with Burgess Pet Care. The Fred team will be heading to London this weekend to accompany Burgess at the National Pet Show. There, the Hull team will also join forces with Julian Norton from TV hit show The Yorkshire…

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Pets at Home is offering free workshops for Coventry locals

Educational

Pets at Home will welcome people from around Warwickshire to local stores for an educational and enjoyable day A leading pet store is giving Coventry children the chance to experience a free hands-on workshop this weekend. Pets at Home will welcome city kids and those from around Warwickshire to local stores for an educational and enjoyable day. The retailer says its workshops: “Help teach children how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them.” They also offer a fun filled set of activities that include products and pets for a hands on approach to pet care. The company…

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Pet food brand Webbox team up with brewery for charity beer festival

Brewery

Pet food brand, Webbox has teamed up with local brewery, Bowland Brewery to create a festival ale for a charity Beer Festival. The Lancashire based businesses created the Mutts Nuts ale especially for Blackburn Beer Festival, a fund-raising event held By Blackburn Youth Zone. A registered charity, Blackburn Youth Zone opens its doors to 3,000 members aged 8-18 offering them a safe and exciting environment in which to spend their spare time. Webbox parent company, Pets Choice, have been patrons of the Youth Zone for several years, often working on many fundraising projects for the charity and has been a…

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New Pet Head ‘Fresh & Fabulous’ display

Retail

Pet Head are to launch their new Instore Point of Sale unit which is now available for all retailers. Capitalising on the new Fresh & Fabulous theme, the in store display is designed to help maximise sales, by highlighting the range in store. The units are a compact 30cm square design, and are intended to go on shelf or by the counter for additional product placement. The units come complete with an option of two headers, an English and Multi-lingual version. Pet head commented: “The display unit is pre-stocked with the top selling Pet Head lines and available through all…

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Dog-friendly coffee lounge opens up

coffee

A DOG-friendly coffee lounge and luxury pet goods shop has opened in Wilton. Monty & Mabel’s in North Street aims to attract all walks of life with dog visitors able to eat and drink a range of pup cakes, doggy ice treats, doggy beers and even Pawsecco. Owner Corinne Roberts who hopes to develop it into a “trendy evening venue” as well said: “It is a place to meet, chill out and enjoy carefully-selected high quality food and drinks. “It’s is not just for dog owners. Its classy relaxed atmosphere will hopefully attract people from close by and further afield….

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ROYAL CANIN® to focus on the weight management journey in latest webinar

ROYAL CANIN® is giving veterinary professionals the opportunity to view the journey of weight management from three different perspectives in its latest webinar. Hosted by ROYAL CANIN’S Weight Management Clinic Nurse, Georgia Woods RVN CertCFVHNut PHC, the webinar is running on Tuesday 13th June at 8pm and will explore weight management from a patient, owner and nurse/vet perspective. ‘The Three Key Perspectives of Weight Management’ webinar will cover subjective and objective measures that can be used to assess a patient’s quality of life, how to overcome owner’s personal beliefs, how to change their existing behaviours to ensure a successful weight…

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Pet shop worker crowned ‘Woman of the Year’

Woman

A 90-year-old has been crowned ‘Woman Of The Year’ for being Britain’s oldest full-time employee, still working 40 hours a week. This week Monica Evans, 90, was branded the UK’s longest-serving employee after working at the same aeronautical firm, in Warwick, for 70 years. Now Irene Astbury is Britain’s oldest full-time worker as she still puts in a 9am-5pm daily shift at the pet shop in Macclesfield, Cheshire, that she opened with late husband Les. And the widow’s years of hard graft have finally been acknowledged after a mystery customer nominated her to be Cheshire’s Woman of The Year. Picking…

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King’s Pet Palace to move from Kirkgate Market to Darley Street

Shop

An empty unit in Darley Street will be re-opened when an expanding pet shop moves from its current home in a city centre market. Next month Jessica King will be moving her pet supplies store King’s Pet Palace from Kirkgate Market, where it has been based in one form or another for 30 years. The shop will be moving to 45 Darley Street, an empty unit opposite the former Post Office building, on Saturday, June 3. It was most recently used as an Ecig outlet. It will be a welcome boost for Darley Street, once one of the city’s main…

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Online pet product sales show massive increase

Sales

The pet industry in the US alone generates around $70 billion (£54 billion) a year and an increasing amount of it is made through the internet. Animal lovers are searching out the best produce for their pets and are prepared to pay a premium just like they would if they were buying stuff for their children, Mashable reported. A big winner of this trend was dog retail site Chewy.com, which was recently bought by PetSmart for a massive $3.4 billion (£2.6 billion). This was a record amount for an e-commerce deal and was partly due to the fact the site managed…

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Radio Systems corporations expands pet products portfolio with acquisition of Solvit

Solvit

Owner of PetSafe® Brand and SportDOG® Brand, Radio Systems Corporation (RSC), has today announced its acquisition of Solvit™ Products. Specialising in highly functional, easy-to-use pet products for travel, active life, therapeutic and senior care, Solvit™ joins the comprehensive suite of high quality pet products within the company’s popular PetSafe® Brand portfolio. Based in Arlington, TX, Solvit™ Products and its owner Patrick Hoffman have been dedicated to developing quality products that address the unique challenges of dog ownership. Each product has a specific purpose in mind which ensures the pet parent will get more quality time with their beloved pet. The products…

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