March 23, 2017

The Dog House opening in Beverley with webcams to watch pets getting treatments


A dog grooming salon which offers owners the opportunity to view their pets over a webcam is opening in Beverley. The Dog House is opening its second branch on Friday, having been based in Anlaby since 2010. The centre offers a range of services for pups, including wash and blow dries, facials and nail trimming. And its use of webcams, which allows customers to drop their pets off for a scrub and then keep an eye on the process from home, has captured the imagination of owners. And Antonia, who is employing two members of staff at the salon, said…

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New Pets at Home store in Malvern receives 450 applicants for 14 jobs


A new pet store which is set to open in Malvern at the end of this month received more than 450 applicants for the 14 jobs up for grabs. Seeking local people for animal grooming and veterinary roles, Pets at Home is set to open on Thursday, March 30 in Malvern Shopping Park. Pets at Home Malvern will provide thousands of pet products, catering for dogs, cats, small animals, chickens, birds and fish as well as wildlife. The store will also feature a Groom Room which offers a wide range of services including microchipping, nail clipping or a full bath…

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Easipetcare opens facility in Shirley


A pet care provider that operates around the Midlands and South East has opened its doors on Shirley High Street. Easipetcare opened its facility in Shirley on March 1 and currently operates eight practices across the two other regions. Judy Walker, who founded the company, joined the Shirley team to celebrate the opening. Judy, a vet, said: “With the RSPCA’s decision to close its branch here, we felt there was an opportunity to bring our affordable pet care approach to the area. “Pets bring so many benefits to their owners so it’s important to us to ensure that pet ownership…

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James Wellbeloves launches new ad campaign

On March 9 James Wellbeloves launched their new ad campaign to during a commercial break in Crufts. James Wellbeloved describes the ad as: “Young Jack and his faithful little dog, Harry, busk in a harsh corner of an unforgiving and natureless city. Jack seems to be saving money to buy a fancy, shiny new bike. But is it really what he is dreaming of?”

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Royal Canin launches brand image focused on education and information


A new design, presenting Royal Canin’s brand image clearly and a focus on education and information are the highlights of the company’s activity at Crufts 2017. To reflect Royal Canin’s ‘animal first’ ethos, show visitors will have the opportunity to play interactive digital games on the stand to learn more about dogs and particularly their nutritional needs. In addition, a professional photographer will take pictures of dogs visiting the stand which will be live-linked to a photographic mosaic on display throughout the show. Royal Canin is also highlighting its partnership with Guide Dogs UK, where visitors can pull a ticket…

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Naturo Pet Foods becomes official Crufts supporter in UK marketing drive

Naturo Pet Foods, the UK’s fastest growing wet dog food in supermarkets, has become an official supporter of the world’s largest dog show Crufts, as part of a wider marketing drive to raise the brand’s profile across the UK. The 2017 Crufts sponsorship allows Naturo to promote its range of natural dog food to thousands of breeders, exhibitors, dog loving visitors and television and streaming viewers who take part in the prestigious annual event. Show branding, screen advertising and email and exhibitors’ mailing campaigns are all part of the supporter package as well as social media support and access to…

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The retail industry steps up the fight against rising cyber threats


The BRC has today launched a cyber security ‘toolkit’ that will provide retail businesses of all sizes with a practical, step-by-step guide to prevent and manage cyber security threats and protect the customers they serve. The BRC Cyber Security Toolkit, launched in London today by the BRC and Home Office minister Sarah Newton MP, is the first of its kind. The toolkit aims to provide retailers with practical guidance to ensure they have the appropriate preventative and response measures in place to reduce their vulnerabilities and to protect both themselves and their customers. For retailers, the online market has seen…

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Group55 have launched their next generation range of Animology sprays and shampoos


The new look packaging is bold and disruptive on shelf, whist remaining instantly recognisable as the award-winning Animology range. Group55, the company behind the Animology brand, have also announced that they have taken advantage of the latest developments in chemistry to improve the formulation of every product within the range. Group55’s Managing Director, Stephen Turner, commented: “A brand’s survival depends on its relevance within the market and this transformation better represents where the brand is today and its vision for the future. The launch marks the conclusion of two years R&D and consultancy and signifies our unwavering determination to deliver…

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Pet care sales forecasted to decline

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Retail analysts are forecasting slowing sales of pet care retail products over the next five to 10 years, due to people feeling less able to keep pets as a result of their personal circumstances. The falling figures come as result of both the ageing population and the long boom in house prices, experts say. The forecasts are set out in Mintel’s annual British Lifestyles report. The 125-page study charts a string of key consumer trends in the last year including a boom in sales of sparkling wine, foreign holidays and gourmet dining. However,  products relating to pet care retail and DIY are forecasted…

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Senior Scottish politicians join Kennel club manifesto launch

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Richard Lochhead MSP, the Cabinet Secretary responsible for animal welfare, and Sarah Boyack MSP, Christine Grahame MSP and Sir Jamie McGrigor MSP, were guest speakers at the joint Kennel Club and Scottish Kennel Club’s launch of their ‘A Dog’s Life’ manifesto on Thursday 25th February. The manifesto, which focuses on dog health and welfare, was launched at the Scottish Parliament and aims to guide a future Scottish government on issues pertinent to those passionate about dogs and what more can be done to improve the lot of Scotland’s estimated population of between 500,000 and 1 million dogs. The manifesto, introduced…

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