August 17, 2017

Promoting responsible pet ownership

The summer months are officially the most popular time of the year for puppy registrations and the Kennel Club are providing a huge opportunity for retailers to educate new owners on the lifelong impact and care of dog ownership, to ensure pet well-being, cement relationships with consumers, boost sales and encourage repeat visits. For those consumers who may be thinking about getting a puppy but still haven’t decided on the best breed for them, retailers can offer their advice to ensure potential owners select a breed which is suited to their lifestyle. Asking questions about the consumers’ living arrangements, work…

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National ‘Bring your dog to work day’

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Natures Menu, the UK’s number one for raw pet food and Europe’s leading expert in raw and natural dog and cat food, is one of the official sponsors of the nationwide event ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day’, an event dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs as well as employee productivity. On Friday 23 June 2017, event sponsor, Natures Menu will join businesses across the UK by welcoming their dog-loving employees into the workplace, along with their loyal four-legged companions, all in the name of charity for the fourth national event of its kind. Norfolk-based Natures…

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Retailers across the UK are reporting great customer feedback on Beco Pets’ eco-conscious Food for Dogs, which contains only human-grade ingredients: ethically sourced meat and fish, fresh vegetables, botanicals and herbs, all free of grain and meat-meal. Recipes include free-range chicken, wild boar and MSC-certified cod & haddock. We’re offering Pet Care Retail readers the chance to WIN FREE STOCK, PLUS A POS STAND, together worth over £400. To be in with a chance of clinching this attractive prize, just answer the question: How many dog food recipes are available from Beco Pets? Clue: the answer can be found at…

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Freshpet appoints new European senior marketing manager

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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

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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

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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

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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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