March 23, 2017

PetQuip Business Village returns to Glee 2016


Introduced in 2015, the PetQuip Business Village is designed to offer pet suppliers wanting to build their presence within garden retailers, a platform to launch and showcase their latest ranges. Well-received in its inaugural year, the area is set to return at Glee 2016.   Open to both PetQuip members, and non-members, the Business Village will make its home at the heart of Glee, bringing together pet brands with garden retail buyers and key decision makers. Led by PetQuip – the UK’s leading trade association for suppliers of pet products, accessories and services – the ‘village’ is set to welcome…

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IAMS launches treats range for healthy rewards


As human food trends continue to influence pet food development across Europe, consumers are demanding healthy treats for their pets to allow them to combine nutrition and reward*. With this in mind, IAMS®, the advanced nutrition pet food brand, is launching a range of healthy dog treats, giving consumers a low-fat option from IAMS®.   The brand is dedicated to improving pet nutrition and has pet health at the forefront of all product development. This new range of treats is rich in taste, low in fat and made with no artificial flavourings.   IAMS® Minis Dog Snacks which are made…

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Fishkeeper Scotland to double number of stores in Scotland


Aquatic retailer Fishkeeper Scotland is doubling its number of stores north of the Border as part of a £500,000 expansion project involving the creation of about 25 jobs. Fishkeeper Scotland, part of Maidenhead Aquatics, said the launch at the weekend of its new store at the Dobbies garden centre at Braehead had broken all visitor records. The new Braehead store is the eighth in Scotland. The company said it planned to open another six sites in Scotland, three this year and three early in 2017. Fishkeeper Scotland said more than 1,500 people visited its Braehead store over the launch weekend, to look at…

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Lily’s Kitchen creates meat free dog food


Award-winning pet food brand, Lily’s Kitchen, is introducing a unique offer to their range next month with its first meat-free recipe for dogs, launching to coincide with National Vegetarian Week 16th-22nd May. The British producer of naturally nutritious, proper food for pets has created its Wholesome Veggie Feast 375g tin (rrp £2.49) to help pet owners add some healthy variety to their dog’s diet.  With the growing popularity of Meat Free Mondays for humans, this carefully crafted, nutritionally complete recipe provides a way for dogs to join in with the rest of the family. Like all Lily’s Kitchen’s recipes, Wholesome…

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New Henry Wag cool mat from 3P Enterprises


Like most people, the team at 3P are keeping their fingers crossed for a long hot summer and dreaming of playful weekends on the beach with their dogs splashing about in the sea. But did you know that dogs only have sweat glands in their paw pads so they don’t sweat like humans. This, together with a warm furry coat means that dogs can sometimes struggle to keep cool when the mercury rises. And when a dog overheats it can lead to serious and even fatal health problems. This summer season 3P can help you to keep your dog healthy…

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Bottoms Up – A new Doggy beer is on the market


Hair of the dog? WOOF&BREW, the makers of herbal doggy teas tonics and treats have launched ‘Bottom Sniffer’ – a new iconic doggy beer giving dogs real ‘tail swagger’. With a 96% palatability approval rate, ‘Bottom Sniffer’ provides the ultimate refreshment and treat for dogs and offers owners the chance to have a beer with their best mate. (Humans need to buy their own beer of course) It’s also designed to produce an ‘odour’ helping create envy amongst their doggy peers when being bottom sniffed! It’s no coincidence that this brew contains Dandelion & Burdock! Not only are these herbs…

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Interzoo 2016 offers the greatest range ever


More expertise, a greater global focus and a wider range: As the leading international fair for the pet supplies industry, Interzoo 2016 is set to break new records. Around 1,800 exhibitors (up from 1,700 in 2014) will gather in Nuremberg from 26 to 29 May to provide an overview of their global range of pet foods and accessories, grooming products, services, gardening and equestrian products. Manufacturers, wholesalers and service providers from more than 60 countries will showcase their products and services at the world’s largest trade fair for the pet industry on a record-breaking display area of around 115,000 square…

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International Cat Care/Ceva Welfare Award winner


International Cat Care gave out its annual Cat Welfare Award to Harry Eckman of Changes for Animals at the Ceva Welfare Awards on April 6, 2016, at the Burlington Hotel in Birmingham. International Cat Care first met Harry when he volunteered to help train delegates on its trap, neuter and return (TNR) workshops in Portugal. Harry provided practical training and facilitation support on the cat welfare management for vets, nurses and animal welfare professionals. His expertise ranged from strategic planning and government liaison, to teaching the patience and techniques required to trap cats! After years of gaining experience working with…

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Pets Corner opens new store in Yarnton

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Pets Corner has opened a new store in Yarnton creating four new jobs. The store, which is located inside Yarnton Nurseries, opened its doors to the public for the first time on Saturday 16th April. The company’s focus is on providing the best possible advice to help customers care for their much loved animal family members through knowledgeable and friendly classroom trained staff, great products that last and the best animal welfare in the industry. The store will stock an extensive range of naturally sourced, quality items for a variety of furry, feathered and scaly companions including a small home…

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Natures Menu aims to transform pet food sections of stores

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Natures Menu have kick started 2016 with an ambitious re-brand project that will see them proactively improve their in-store branding and positioning with a fresh, vibrant, consumer focused new look. “Having trialed a selection of new point of sale materials in a number of flagship stores during 2015 we’re now beginning to roll out our new branding and merchandise to our stockists across the country” says Emily Cannon, Head of Marketing at Natures Menu. “The impact that the trial rebrands had on sales and consumer awareness was very positive and we’re genuinely excited about seeing the results this will have…

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