June 25, 2017

Aldi launches new premium pet food range

Supermarket

The budget supermarket will be launching Langham’s Complete Dry Dog Food, an advanced nutrition hypoallergenic premium dog food typically only stocked in pet specialists, in stores across from July. The new launch will be priced at just £2.99 for 2kg, presenting a huge 60 per cent saving when compared to leading pet food brands. Containing protein-rich turkey (known to be easier to digest and thus reducing the risks of sensitivities) and rice and whole grain barley (to provide dogs with a balanced diet), Aldi’s own-label new launch has been independently tested for performance and palatability through Leatherhead Food Research. The…

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WOOF&BREW release Pawsecco, a still ‘wine’ for cats and dogs

Pawsecco

WOOF&BREW’s ‘Pawsecco’, a still ‘wine’ for cats & dogs, allowing owners to now share the experience in ‘raising a glass’ with their pets. Pawsecco, which is non-alcoholic, non-carbonated and contains no grapes, is available in both ‘Pet-House White’ and ‘Pet-House Rose’, Created with the advice of veterinary experts and taste-tested by dogs and cats, these specialized healthy, herbal infusions are made with 100% natural herbs, using Elderflower, Nettle, Ginseng & Lime Flower. This still ‘wine’ offers an elaborate treat, but one that also has real substance. Designed to pour over food, making the perfect ‘au jus’, or serve as a…

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Pooch & Mutt’s launches functional in specialist Supermarkets Booths

Launch

Pooch & Mutt’s Health Food For Dogs will launch six of their functional product range into Booths supermarkets this April. The upcoming launch will showcase the bestsellers from each of the Grain-Free food and treat categories. Pooch & Mutt’s 1kg edition of Grain-Free dry food will be sold in every Booths store. The range will feature the UK-made ‘Calm & Relaxed’ alongside nutrition designed for sensitive dogs, ‘Health & Digestion’. The functional dried dog food is gaining popularity following promising trials across the 1kg editions last year. Pooch & Mutt’s Grain-Free food is suitable for dogs of any age or…

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Global pet grooming market poised to grow at around 4.7% between 2015 to 2025.

Grow

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Pet Grooming Market Analysis & Trends – Industry Forecast to 2025” report to their offering, stating that the Global Pet Grooming Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 4.7% during the forecast period 2015 to 2025. This industry report analyses the market estimates and forecasts for all the given segments on global as well as regional levels presented in the research scope. The study provides historical market data for 2013, 2014 revenue estimations are presented for 2015 and forecasts from 2016 till 2025. The study focuses on market…

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Online pet store says conditions for SMEs are improving

SME

An online pet store owner has welcomed the news that conditions for SMEs are set to improve in 2017. Gareth Lucas, who owns the Cambridge Pet Store, was reacting to the SME Growth Tracker report, from commissioned by Amazon UK and Enterprise Nation. The pet store sells exclusively on Amazon Marketplace, and turns over more than £1m a year selling accessories to pet owners all over the country. “We had a strong 2016 with turnover, jobs and profits increasing and in 2017 we’re expecting more of the same. Confidence is growing and that, coupled with the opportunities offered by selling…

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Furrrr-Get-Me-Not pet shop joins forces with Manchester Dogs’ Home

Adoption

Cat McNish and Hayley Drinkeld opened Furrrr-Get-Me-Not on the third floor of Afflecks in Manchester earlier this year, and were keen to support a local animal charity. Their shop sells a variety of pet accessories and treats, vegan dog food, dog beer and baked goods and is even set to introduce a range of herbal teas made specially for dogs. Now Cat and Hayley have decided to help support Manchester Dogs’ Home by running a profile of a new dog in need of a home every week. They have also launched a ‘cutest dog’ competition to help raise cash for the…

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Pet product buyers meet with British exhibitors at Global Pet Expo

Exhibition

A number of the first-time pet product firms returning from the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida which was held in March have expressed interest in exhibiting at the show again next year. The products shown by the UK exhibitors participating in the group organised by the PetQuip association attracted a wide audience from worldwide markets. Regular exhibitors, such as Hilton Herbs, also returned to the UK with good results, having received interest from a number of Far Eastern countries and from Finland and Puerto Rico. The company received good news too from a Canadian distributor, secured by the firm…

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Kittyrama secures trials and exports within 3 months of launch

Exports

Within 3 months from launch, the award-winning company secured trials with both Pets at Home and Pets Corner chains; with exports to Japan, France, Portugal and Iceland and featured in British Vogue magazine. Kittyrama’s patented cat collars are proving to be a hit amongst cat owners and is looking to supply directly to the independent UK trade, with MOQs as little as 4 units, and continues to look for increasing distribution across the wholesaler network.

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Pets at Home open in Malvern

New pet shop

Malver’s newest pet shop has been officially opened by coun Christine O’Donnell, the deputy chairman of Malvern Hills District Council. Coun O’Donnell attended the grand opening of Pets at Home, on Malvern Retail Park, and took a tour of the store, including its grooming salon and vets’ practice. Simon Hughes, store manager, said: “Our opening weekend went even better than we had hoped and it was great to receive coun O’Donnell and show her the new amenities that we have on offer at the store.” The opening of the shop has created five full and part-time jobs, and the new…

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Pets at Home to stop selling rabbits over Easter

Easter

Pets at Home is set to stop selling rabbits at all of its 430-plus stores this Easter to educate and inform children on the importance of responsible pet ownership. Customers will not be able to buy or adopt a rabbit during the period between Good Friday and Easter Monday. Each year, customer interest in rabbits increases at Easter due to the holiday’s connection with the Easter Bunny. To ensure families understand the specific needs of rabbits, Pets at Home is hosting free rabbit workshops in all stores throughout the Easter weekend. These sessions help children understand the welfare needs of…

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