June 25, 2017

Skinner’s Pet Food Announce Sponsorship of the Dog Arena at BBC Countryfile Live for the 2nd Year


Skinner’s Pet Foods have announced that they will be sponsoring the Dog Arena for the second year at Countryfile Live. This is the second BBC Countryfile Live and is once again being held in association with the National Trust.  The picturesque grounds of Blenheim Palace will again provide the setting and the show will take place from Thursday 3rd August until Sunday 6th August 2017. Although the name Skinner’s has been synonymous with working dog food since their first ranges launched back in the early 1970’s. This year they will also be able to promote their new range, Life, aimed…

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London Stock Exchange names Natures Menu as inspiring British company


Natures Menu, the UK’s number one for raw pet food and Europe’s leading expert in raw, has been named as one of London Stock Exchange’s top 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The annual report identifies the fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and Norfolk-based Natures Menu has been named as one of them. The company was just the only raw pet food brand to be named. Natures Menu specialises in raw dog and cat food made with quality meats and fish, blended vegetables, fruits and healthy carbohydrates, and uses British suppliers and ethical…

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Forthglade and Adam Henson launch video alongside their ‘Dump the Junk’ campaign


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James Wellbeloved’s new infographic helps owners choose their perfect dog

The original infographic can be found on James Wellbeloved’s website.

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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 13 Tuesday 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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PATS: Why new companies decide to launch at the show


The UK pet industry has seen an impressive number of companies entering the market over the past few years and many of these new businesses have chosen the PATS trade shows as their launch pad. This year’s PATS Telford on September 24-25 will see a host of newcomers exhibiting their new products and services to an audience of UK and international pet retailers. PAWBO is a newcomer to the UK market with its wireless interactive pet camera and the company will be exhibiting at PATS Telford for the first time. Marketing director Ray Lin said: “PAWBO and the PAWBO Theme…

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Biopod™, a complete micro-habitat, is set to launch globally on 17 July


Company founder Jared Wolfe initially conceived Biopod to be a safe haven for endangered rainforest species, namely frogs. The goal was to re-create conditions found in the wild and assist in conservation projects to breed endangered species and release back into the wild. After years of design and testing, Biopod launched a Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaign and raised over $1.2 million through over 1,200 backers. It’s since received huge exposure in North America and had further private equity investment to ensure Biopod is a worldwide success. What is Biopod? Biopod comes in 5 sizes and contains the latest technology to keep a…

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TRIXIE builds new warehouse to aid in product availability


In spring, TRIXIE Heimtierbedarf GmbH & Co. KG (TRIXIE Pet Supplies) in Tarp started building another warehouse. Directly adjoining Hall 11, which was completed in 2012, a 26-metre high building in silo structure is now being built on a total area of 9,600 m2. The structure allows optimal use of the available surface area. Jan Petersen, head of intralogistics, explains: “Our customers value our fast and flexible delivery capacity. As we have reached the limits to our capacity with our existing halls, the construction of a new hall ensures optimal product availability,” The new, fully automated high-bay warehouse under construction…

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British firms return from Zoomark with firm orders and positive meetings with buyers from over 50 countries


An on-site survey carried out by the PetQuip association at the close of the Zoomark international pet product trade exhibition held in Bologna confirmed that the British group of exhibitors had made major inroads into many important export markets. The survey highlighted that the UK suppliers had welcomed buyers from 53 countries to their stands during the four days of the show In addition to the numerous positive enquiries received, firm orders had been cemented before the exhibition closed. For example, Hugo Kamishi secured orders from Italy and Greece, Howler & Scratch attracted orders from Malta and Austria and Armitage…

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Bark in the Park returning for another year in Worcester


Dogs will be celebrated with a range of stalls and a show devoted to the canine community. Bark in the Park returns to Gheluvelt Park Riverside Conservation Area, organised by the team behind local web app PooWatch. The event is a mixture of dog related stalls and information stands, a fun dog show, a digital pawtrait gallery and a mutt memorial wall. Anda Phillips from Team PooWatch said: “We’re looking forward to the day; it’s important to celebrate the responsible dog owners who clean up after their dogs as dog owners and walkers can get a bad name. “This year…

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