August 18, 2017

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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Pets at Home helps Support Adoption For Pets with scratching volunteers


A group of rescue pets have been captured in a state of bliss as they enjoy a scratch to mark the launch of a nationwide fundraising campaign, encouraging animal lovers to purchase a charity scratch card to help pets in need this summer. The charity Support Adoption For Pets, the biggest funder of pet rescues in the UK, captured the content faces of dogs and cats as they got a helping hand from rescue volunteers for a scratch. Pets at Home stores across Milton Keynes will be taking part in the Support Adoption For Pets fundraising drive, launching this Wednesday…

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Interzoo long-term plan applauded by PetQuip association


The announcement by the organisers of Interzoo, the world’s largest international pet trade exhibition, that the show will remain at its current venue in Nuremberg until at least 2036 has been celebrated by the British-based PetQuip association. PetQuip chose the Interzoo event as its launch platform in 2006, and since then the association has organised and supported the British pavilion at every edition of the biannual event. The UK exhibitor presence reached a record 62 pet trade suppliers in 2016 and interest is already high for the next edition. The association has secured a prime location for the British pavilion…

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Warm spring could result in an increasing number of fleas


A warm spring could result in hoards of insects invading homes in the area this summer, according to the boss of a pest control firm. Warm spring temperatures, on the back of one of the mildest winters on record, have helped to create ideal breeding conditions for insects. Experts say the population of wasps, flies, ants and fleas could soar as a result. Ian Urquhart, of Ashbourne-based pest control register Basis Prompt, said: “The numbers of many pests in the UK are naturally diminished by cold winters, but the weather has been very different this year and it has been…

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The ‘Dog photo booth’ launches at Affordable Art Fair Hampstead


Photobooths complete with quirky props have become something of a must-have for weddings and birthdays. Dog-obsessed Brits photograph their canine pets more than any other family member – including their children – and one in 10 dogs now has its own Instagram account, according to research commissioned by the Affordable Art Fair. It is launching the “Dog Photo Booth” at its Hampstead art fair, which focuses on emerging and established talent from galleries across the globe, selling art priced from £100 to £6,000. Luci Noel, the fair director commented: “Dogs have long been a subject of art, depicting status, companionship…

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Pet & Country pet lifestyle brand launches new blog


The award-winning digital team at Northern Ireland’s only Pet Lifestyle Brand Pet & Country are launching an new Blog featuring a wide range of information for pet and fashion lovers this Monday, May 15. The Pet & Country Blog is a great place to read and learn about everything that is important to owners and their pet, whilst keeping up-to-date with country lifestyle fashion trends. It’s a rich source of information for pet lovers who want to know about Pet Health & Wellbeing as well as country style tips, exclusive offers and discounts. Glenn Thompson, manager of the Pet &…

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