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March, 2017

  • 27 March

    Brand Britain expands into the pet sector

    Brand Britain

    Brand Britain, a brand design agency working with some of the world’s leading brand owners and retailers, has announced plans to expand into the pet sector.  Following the success of its work in the grocery sector, Leeds-based Brand Britain is broadening its reach and expanding its packaging design, POS and ...

  • 27 March

    A third of UK owners never wash their pet

    A third of British cat and dog owners never wash their pet, according to new research. The survey also found that a quarter of owners don’t regularly wash their pet’s food and water bowls. Nearly one in five (18 percent) of owners are happy to let their pet scoff food from family ...

  • 27 March

    Forum aims to tackle animal welfare issues


    A new ‘On the pulse’ session will be introduced at this year’s Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Discussion Forum, building on the annual event’s usual discussion and debate on key areas of animal welfare. AWF’s Discussion Forum, held at One George Street, London, on Monday 5 June, attracts delegates from a ...

  • 27 March

    Fold Hill Foods invests in apprenticeships

    Fold Hill

    Experienced staff at the family-run pet food manufacturer Fold Hill Foods Ltd have been enhancing their skills. Employees based at Old Leake, near Boston in Lincolnshire, recently completed a 12-month bespoke training programme focused on Business Improvement Techniques (BIT). The Level 2 Apprenticeships, delivered by leading independent training provider, Skills ...

  • 27 March

    Forthglade expands with Lagarde technology

    Forthglade has joined forces with Lagarde to create a processing system that would handle particulates delicately. Having chosen to invest further in the manufacturing site, Forthglade now operate 4 x 6 basket 1400mm Lagarde retorts as their processing technology of choice. The reasoning behind the decision relates back to the ...

  • 27 March

    Retail sales rise despite Brexit

    Retail sales increased by 3.7 percent in comparison to February 2016. The quantity bought also increased by 1.4 percent in February in comparrison to January 2017. Online sales have also increased year-on-year by 20.7 percent and it now accounts for approximately 15.3 percent of all retail spending. Commenting on the ...

  • 27 March

    Five-year-old helps hunt stolen fish

    A five-year-old has tried to help a Squire’s Garden Centre, in Badshot Lea, after hearing that ten Koi Carp had been stolen. Harry Morgan was so upset that he drew lots of missing posters. Squire’s were touched by his thoughtful gesture; so to say thank you they invited Harry and ...

  • 24 March

    Watchdog Pets at Home feature seriously breached Guidelines

    The BBC Trust, has found that a 2015 Watchdog programme featuring Pets at Home was in serious breach of the BBC’s own Editorial Guidelines. It found that the feature lacked accuracy and had failed to be impartial or fair in its portrayal of the company. Concluding its report, the BBC ...

  • 23 March

    Eukanuba launches new pet food

    Eukanuba has launched a new pet food, NaturePlus+. NaturePlus+ aims to provide dogs with a complete and balanced meal, with nutrition to suit each life stage from puppy to adult. NaturePlus+ has a high level of animal protein from natural human grade New Zealand lamb. Celine Gustin, senior marketing manager, at Eukanuba ...

  • 23 March

    Celebrities visit new Bow Wow London Dog Grooming Salon

    Bow Wow London

    Bow Wow London Dog Grooming Salon enjoyed a celebrity-packed opening at 17 Little Russell Street, Central London on 22 March 2017. Amanda Holden and Maria Friedman attended the launch along with their four-legged friends, Buddy the Shichon (Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise cross) and Bingy the Shih Tzu.  The new dog grooming ...