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May, 2017

  • 26 May

    Kittens found in washing machine

    Five kittens were rescued after being born inside an abandoned washing machine. The five-week- old kittens, aptly named Daz, Ariel, Persil, Surf and Fairy, were found with their mum, a feral cat, living inside the drum of a washing machine left outside in a garden belonging to a florist in …

  • 26 May

    TRIXIE increases warehouse space to 53,000 square metres


    To keep up with growing demand, TRIXIE Pet Supplies in Tarp, Germany will be expanding its storage space. A new 26-metre high warehouse in silo structure is being created directly adjoining the company’s pre-existing Hall 11, which was completed in 2012. The new warehouse is being built on a total area …

  • 26 May

    Just for Pets expect profits to continue falling

    Just for Pets has announced that profits are continuing to fall due to demand being subdued. Wynnstay Group PLC said that it has “continued to experience subdued demand, reflecting general retail trends in the sector, and certain stores in particular have not delivered the expected performance, resulting in losses in this …

  • 26 May

    Vet services boost Pets at Home growth

    Pets at Home

    Pets at Home has seen its profits jump, following a strong performance from its veterinary service and new store openings. Like-for-like revenue growth rose 1.5 percent and services climbed by 7.9 percent. The company’s veterinary services were the key to its success. Total income from Joint Venture vet practices increased by 24.6 …

  • 26 May

    UK high street could receive £3bn this Bank Holiday

    The UK high street business is expected to receive £3 billion* this May bank holiday, according to Worldpay. The weaker pound has prompted a staycation frenzy, as thrifty Brits choose to spend the long weekends closer to home. New data from payments processor Worldpay reveals that in post-Brexit Britain, where foreign …

  • 25 May

    MARS initiative raises money for Guide Dogs

    Guide Dogs

    350 students at Exeter University have found an easy way to beat exam stress. They took advantage of a new MARS initiative and raised £1,200 for Guide Dogs by cuddling the hard working pooches between exams. Pauline Devlin, ROYAL CANIN® director of corporate communications and scientific affairs said: “It’s been such …

  • 25 May

    London Stock Exchange names Natures Menu ‘Inspiring British Company’

    Natures Menu

    Raw pet food producer, Natures Menu, has been named one of the London Stock Exchange’s top 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The annual report identifies the fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. Norfolk-based company Natures Menu specialises in raw dog and cat food …

  • 25 May

    UK pets at risk following sharp drop in vaccinations

    Vaccination, PDSA

    Millions of pets in the UK are at risk of deadly diseases, warns PDSA. New findings from the vet charity reveal that the number of owners vaccinating their pets has declined steeply. The PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report 2017 surveyed over 63,000 people since 2011, to provide a robust insight into the …

  • 24 May

    British Zoomark stands attract buyers from 53 countries


    Business has been booming for British pet product suppliers. Exhibitors welcomed buyers from 53 countries to their stands at Zoomark International. An on-site survey carried out by the PetQuip association at the close of the pet product trade exhibition, found that the UK suppliers received high levels of interest from international …

  • 24 May

    Online sales slow according to new data

    Year-on-year internet sales growth has slowed and fallen below the long-run average, according to the latest CBI Quarterly Distributive Trades Survey. Retail sales were broadly flat in the year to May following strong growth in April. The survey of 117 respondents also found that orders placed with suppliers fell modestly …