May 24, 2017

Lincolnshire pet food manufacturer invests in its future


A family-run pet food manufacturer is investing in its future after giving staff the opportunity to complete a year-long bespoke training programme. Fold Hill Foods Ltd, based in Old Leake near Boston has increased productivity and improved efficiency by enhancing the skills of its workforce. Staff recently completed training which was focused on Business Improvement Techniques (BIT). The Level 2 Apprenticeships, delivered by leading independent training provider, Skills Training UK, helped the workforce to improve efficiency and develop new ways of thinking. Fold Hill Foods Ltd was started in 1979 by Lincolnshire farmer Ted Grant as a means to diversify…

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Co Tyrone firm invests £100,000 in new Crufts approved dog food


A CO Tyrone company has invested £100,000 in a new Crufts approved dog food, creating 13 jobs. Ambassador dog food is the brainchild of Basil Thompson who has been running the successful Nutts About Pets business since 2004. The firm, which has a depot in Omagh and another in Banagher, Co Offaly has created three new jobs as part of its £100,000 investment in the dog food and plans to create another 10 positions later this year. Speaking about the new brand, which was two years in the making Mr Thompson said it was the: “complete dog food for working,…

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Forthglade Launch Cold Pressed Natural Dry Dog Food


Devonian dog lovers Forthglade have been leading the way in natural wet dog food since 1971 and now they’ve set tails wagging with the launch of their first ever 100% natural dry food for dogs. The new cold pressed meals contain high quality nutritionally balanced ingredients, gently pressed for just a few seconds at low temperatures, preserving all the natural goodness. As with all Forthglade’s meals, the new cold pressed range comes with a no junk promise; no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. The hypo-allergenic recipes include 30% duck or chicken, 5% liver and 5% white fish, as well as…

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FishScience launch new insect meal fish food


FishScience have announced the launch of their new formula pond fish food range that uses insect meal as a key ingredient and protein source. “Pond fish foods are traditionally based on fish meal” explained FishScience founder Dr David Pool. “And yet koi, goldfish, orfe and other pond fish are not fish eaters. The new FishScience pond foods do not use any fish ingredients, replacing them with insect meal to provide a complete and nutritionally balanced diet.” The use of cultured insect meal brings a number of benefits both to the fish and to the environment: It is consumed by pond…

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ROYAL CANIN to launch interactive video tours of their headquarters from 5 June to 16 July


For almost 50 years, ROYAL CANIN® has developed scientifically based pet health nutrition with the real needs of individual cats and dogs at the centre of its activities. To demonstrate the extent that its world revolves around our pets, the company has launched an interactive social video that allows pet owners to instantly personalise scenes with their dog or cat. The video is part of a new educational awareness initiative, which aims to help pet owners better understand their pet’s needs by better understanding what science has proven makes them uniquely different from each other as well as people. The…

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Tetra welcomes children to fishkeeping with limited edition aquarium


Tetra, a leader in aquatics, has launched a new and limited edition aquarium to welcome young children into the world of fishkeeping. The 18L My First Aquarium is set to inspire children to engage with the hobby through a range of friendly fish characters called Tiny Tetra, Bubbles, Gil, Finn and Flo. Together with themed accessories including two posters, children can enjoy learning about how to take care of their new pets with a helpful set-up brochure and top tips to ensure everything goes swimmingly alongside a diary with a checklist to keep them on track of everything that is…

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TastyBone Launches a Host of New Additions at Zoomark


TastyBone, the UK’s No. 1 manufacturer of nylon, edible and rubber chew and play toys, has headed back to Zoomark this year with a host of new products added to their best-selling lines. The brand has revitalised their edible bone by introducing a new shape to ensure that dogs get the full chewing potential from their TastyBone. Their Gourmet range is an edible bone made for soft chewers with a more sophisticated palate. The new shape bone is designed to look more natural, with more ridges and grooves to satisfy the need to chew. Similar to a strong biscuit, the TastyBone…

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Tetra launches KOI Beauty for healthy, vibrant fish


Tetra has launched a new range of koi fish food, KOI Beauty, providing premium ingredients which support and promote good health for strong, vibrant fish. The introduction of their three new products, Tetra KOI Beauty First and Tetra KOI Beauty Small and Medium Pellets, influenced by the quality Japanese awareness of koi food, health and colour. Tetra KOI Beauty First provides a complete diet offering high quality protein to support energy levels and growth in young koi, whilst Tetra KOI beauty Small Pellets and Medium Pellets are aimed at koi from lengths of 10cm and 20cm, respectively, and features wheatgerm to…

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Huxley Hound aligns with Natural Pet Products Ltd

Huxley Hound took another significant step in their ongoing mission to become a prominent figure within the UK’s growing ethical dog treat movement, by aligning with holistic pet food provider Natural Pet Products Limited. The partnership will take place from May and will cover all 4 of Huxley’s veggie treat pouches: beetroot, sweet potato, carrot & parsnip. According to Huxley co-founder Mike Deane: “We’re always on the lookout for like-minded partners with a strong ethical agenda. Natural Pet Products are a leading light within the UK’s holistic independent pet sector who can provide us with a national platform to promote…

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Pooch & Mutt launches in Spain


Pooch & Mutt are pleased to announce that they have launched the full range of products in 3 Kiwoko stores as part of a soft launch in Spain as of May 2017. Kiwoko, a Spanish pet shop chain, will be stocking all Pooch & Mutt products. The 2kg and 10kg grain-free dry dog foods will be available to customers, as well as the grain-free treats and wheat-free tube treats. The soft launch in Spain is part of Pooch & Mutt’s bid to gain more exposure in the international pet food market. Pooch & Mutt’s grain-free functional food range is made…

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