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July, 2017

  • 20 July

    Beaphar team raises over £11,000 for charity


    Ten Beaphar employees cycled over 175 miles in three days to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The colleagues chose to mark the company’s 75th anniversary with a charity event. Together, they raised over £11,500, more than doubling the original target of £5000. On the 1st July, the team set …

  • 19 July

    Fish4Dogs unfurls the flags for company celebration


    Worcestershire-based Fish4Dogs, which won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in April 2017, has held a party with an international flavour. It unfurled the flags for a company celebration, at the Pear Tree Hotel, Hindlip, on 14 July, just a few miles from its headquarters in Rushock. The international theme extended …

  • 17 July

    Burgess Pet Care warns against muesli style diets for rabbits


    Burgess Pet Care has published new research on rabbit nutrition and its impact on health and welfare in a booklet for retailers and vets. The new research, supported by Burgess Pet Care and carried out by The University of Edinburgh, highlights the dangers of feeding rabbits muesli style diets. The practical booklet is …

  • 17 July

    Lily’s Kitchen teams up with PDSA & KidZania

    British pet food producer Lily’s Kitchen has joined forces with the UK veterinary charity PDSA to launch a new activity at KidZania UK in Westfield, London. It aims to help children learn how to keep pets happy and healthy. The new joint-branded Pet Wellbeing Centre at KidZania has been created to educate the next generation …

  • 12 July

    European pet food industry approves new safety and nutrition standards

    PFMA, Pet Food

    An improved FEDIAF safety guide and updated FEDIAF dog and cat nutritional guidelines were presented and agreed at the European Pet Food Industry Federation’s annual meeting in Manchester last month, reports the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association. “We are proud having adopted an improved pet food safety guide as well as …

  • 11 July

    Podium Pet Products moves to larger HQ

    Podium Pet Products

    Podium Pet Products has moved its UK HQ to a new, larger space. By doubling the amount of room available, the new offices and warehouse facility allow the company to better service existing and new clients and territories. Carina Evans, CEO of Podium Pet Products, says: “It’s an exciting time …

  • 10 July

    Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Blaster gets a makeover

    Nerf Dog

    The Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Blaster has been redesigned with the same high-powered blasting action and a fresh new look. Firing the blaster launches dogs’ tennis ball high into the air while reducing the amount of wear and tear on their owners’ shoulders. When the dog brings it back, owners can place …

  • 10 July

    Dog toy sales rise due to stick danger


    Industry research conducted by dog toy brand Chuckit! has revealed that over 80 percent of pet retailers in the UK have experienced an increase in dog toy sales since the danger of sticks was highlighted in 2015. At the Pedigree Trade Show 2017, Chuckit! quizzed a variety of retailers from …

  • 10 July

    Trilanco supports retailers with three new sales managers


    Trilanco Ltd has appointed three new sales managers to support the continued growth and expansion of its agricultural, equine and pet wholesaler business. Martin Balmer, Trilanco’s managing director, says: “In line with the company’s vision to be the leading agricultural, equine and pet wholesaler, the new roles will help to ensure …

  • 7 July

    Heatwave causes boost in high street sales

    UK sales have risen by 1.3 percent, a partial rebound from last years’ poor result, due to the heatwave. According to BDO’s High Street Sales Tracker (HSST), UK retailers saw June’s overall like-for-like trading grow by 1.3 percent. Shoppers turned to the highstreet to update their summer wardrobe with fashion sales growing …