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May, 2017

  • 22 May

    Ancol launches new trade catalogue


    Ancol has launched its 2017/18-trade catalogue, showcasing more than 200 new products. New additions include collars, leads and harnesses for both cats and dogs, premium quality beds and comfy cushions, together with a selection of new dog coats which now are all fitted with a harness hole. Sarah Lane, sales …

  • 22 May

    Equimedia acquires US–based Pet Insurance Review


    Independent UK digital media agency, equimedia, has announced its entry into the lead generation space with its acquisition of the US–based Pet Insurance Review, for an undisclosed sum. The purchase of Pet Insurance Review is equimedia’s first step in developing a risk-free lead generation platform for clients to sit alongside …

  • 19 May

    Eurotunnel welcomes 2 millionth pet on board Le Shuttle


    Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is celebrating the success of its Pet Travel service. The two millionth pet to use the service made the crossing to France in May 2017. Ollie, an eight-year-old Norfolk Terrier from London, travelled with his owner, John Hannon, to the family’s property in France. Mr Hannon said: …

  • 17 May

    German company seeks UK pet accessories

    Gardenex, Meet the Buyers, pet accessories

    An upcoming business event will place international buyers in touch with UK pet accessories manufacturers. German company Waschbär will attend a ‘Meet the International Buyers’ day organised by Gardenex, in Brasted, Kent on 7 June 2017. It will be one of seven product buyers from Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia and …

  • 17 May

    Pet care sees internet retailing boom

    Internet retailing, Pets, Euromonitor

    Internet retailing is the fastest growing channel in the pet care market. New data from Euromonitor International reports global growth of nearly 90 percent. As more people than ever enjoy internet access, customers are increasingly buying pet products at a click of a button. The market intelligence publisher attributes the boom to round-the-clock …

  • 17 May

    ROYAL CANIN® makes every cat and dog a TV star

    ROYAL CANIN®, pets, video

    A new initiative from ROYAL CANIN® places cats and dogs centre stage in an interactive social video. The company allows pet owners to instantly personalise scenes with their own four legged companion. The video is part of a new educational awareness initiative. The brand aims to help owners better understand their pet’s …

  • 17 May

    Business leader demands ‘Brexit Taskforce’

    CBI, Brexit, Business, Paul Drechsler

    Business has the ‘ideas and the solutions’ to help Britain through the Brexit labyrinth, claims a leading businessman. Paul Drechsler, president of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), will tackle the topic of the UK’s exit from the EU on the evening of 17 May. His speech will take place …

  • 16 May

    New pet food pledge asks owners to ‘Dump the Junk’

    Forthglade, Dump the Junk, Pet Food Pledge

    Have your customers taken the Pet Food Pledge? The newly launched national awareness campaign reminds pet owners to critically assess their animals’ diets. Pet parents are encouraged to check their four legged family member doesn’t have ‘nasties’ in their food. The campaign follows on from research conducted by OnePoll in 2016. Of …

  • 16 May

    Prins Petfoods announces sponsorship of football club


    Prins Petfoods will become the new back-of-shirt sponsor for the Dutch soccer club Vitesse for the upcoming season. The family company, situated in Veenendaal specialises in 100 percent natural cat and dogfood. It will replace the current sponsor, Smipe. Prins Petfoods and Vitesse have signed a three year contract. Vitesse …

  • 16 May

    PetQuip association welcomes Interzoo’s long term plans

    Interzoo, PetQuip

    The announcement by the organisers of pet trade exhibition Interzoo, that the show will remain at its current venue in Nuremberg until at least 2036, has been applauded by the British-based PetQuip association.  PetQuip chose the Interzoo event as its launch platform in 2006. Since then the association has organised …