August 19, 2017

Natures Menu releases new track and trace service

pet food

Natures Menu has today launched its own brand new Track and Trace service for online deliveries, making it the first pet food company in the UK to do so. Available to both consumers and trade customers, the service will mean online orders can be tracked easily and conveniently through the website and on mobile devices, as soon as the order is placed. Once the order is on its way via one of Natures Menu’s own fleet of freezer vans from one of four local depots across the country, the customer will be able to see their allocated delivery slot, the…

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Jog My Dog awarded top prize in Milton Keynes Awards

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Jog My Dog, a Milton Keynes based pet care provider, has been named the ‘Best Local Business 2017’ in the Milton Keynes Inspiration Awards. The company was up against The Galleon, Wolverton, Rachel Florence Ray, Forever Gorgeous Beauty Salon and Rachel Scotney in the annual ceremony which recognises inspirational individuals and businesses throughout Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. Clients praise Jog My Dog for their commitment to providing quality pet care alongside a first class customer service model; “I love getting my dog’s walk report sent to my email that includes a map of the route he walked, information about…

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Animal Health Trust appoints new director of fundraising

Animal Health

The new director of fundraising at the Animal Health Trust is Kevin Clements, who was director of fundraising and marketing at St Nicholas Hospice Care. He joins the AHT in a newly created position to spearhead the charity’s fundraising strategy. Kevin said: “I look forward to being part of the Trust as it continues to be at the forefront in leading science and care for animals, with the development of new diagnostic tests, new treatments, new vaccines and new understanding of complex diseases.” Dr Mark Vaudin, AHT chief executive, added: “Kevin has joined us at a significant milestone for the…

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Hampshire animal centres stress importance of chipping pets during national microchipping month

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June is national microchipping month, and Hampshire animal care centres have been relaying the importance of chipping pets. It comes after a report by the PDSA says that across the UK, 3.7 million cats are not micro chipped, compared to five percent of dogs. Mandatory microchipping of cats wasn’t included in new UK legislation last year, with cats more likely to go missing or get lost, according to the animal welfare organisation. Now, care centres across the county have stated the importance not only of having a pet microchipped, but also keeping the information up to date. RSPCA Chief Inspector…

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New marketing manager appointed at Trilanco

Animal Products

Trilanco welcomes Michelle Worrall as its newly appointed Marketing Manager. This is a new position within the UK’s leading equine and animal health products wholesaler, and marks the company’s commitment to further customer-focused growth. Michelle joins the business from the financial services sector where she supported the development and delivery of the marketing strategy and plan for a national bank. Her wealth of business-to-business and consumer marketing knowledge will be harnessed to assist Trilanco in further developing its range of well-known brands, including Clipperman, Easidri and Z-itch. “We’re thrilled to have Michelle on board as part of the team,” said…

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Could organic pet food become the next big trend in the UK?

With the recent soar in Organic pet food sales in the United States, it is likely that the trend will cross the pond to the UK in the near future. As pet owners now consider their pets as part of their family, pet humanisation has meant that the owners are looking for premium and nutrient-rich food options for their pets. A survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association found that, in the recent years, expenditure towards pet’s health and other veterinary care has seen a 40% rise. A part of this rise reflects on the pet food market. The…

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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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Freshpet appoints new European senior marketing manager

Pet food

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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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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