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July, 2017

  • 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 …

  • 13 July

    Pet food supplier, Kennelpak, is acquired by Enact


    Kennelpak, a leading supplier of pet food and products with its own retail chain under the Kennelgate brand, has been sold to SME investor Enact, managed by private equity firm Endless LLP. Clearwater International advised the shareholders of Kennelpak on the sale. Established in 1974, Kennelpak retails a selection of pet …

  • 12 July

    Debit cards overtake cash as a payment method

    BRC, payment, credit cards

    For the first time ever, cards have overtaken cash as the most common payment method, reports the The British Retail Consortium (BRC). Its annual Payments Survey revealed that cards now account for more than 50 percent of all retail transactions by volume. The BRC credits retailers’ investment in payment technology as one …

  • 7 July

    Over half of British SMEs voted to remain in the EU

    Over half of British SMEs voted to remain in the EU, according to a recent survey. Liberis found that 62 percent of British SMEs voted to remain in the EU and 41 percent of over 500 SMEs surveyed said the triggering of Article 50 has had a negative impact on their …

  • 5 July

    PetSafe® Brand campaigns to keeps pets hydrated this summer

    PetSafe® Brand

    With a heatwave predicted this July and August, PetSafe® Brand has launched a summer campaign to keep pet hydration at the front of pet owners’ minds. Building on previous years’ hydration initiatives, the brand will be underlining to consumers the importance of keeping animals watered in the summer months. Social media Across …

  • 4 July

    New publication for small animal retailers

    Small Pet

    The very first issue of Small Pet Retailer magazine is set to hit pet stores throughout the UK this summer. The publication is dedicated to small animal retailing and takes a look at some of the simple steps retailers can take to help grow sales in the category. There are …

  • 4 July

    Pet ownership adds €35.5 to Europe’s economy, finds the FEDIAF

    PFMA, FEDIAF, Pets, Europe

    The popularity of cats, dogs, ornamental birds and small mammals remains very high in Europe, reported the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA). The announcement follows the presentation of new facts and figures by the European Pet Food Industry Federation. Around 80 million households in Europe owned at least one pet …

June, 2017

  • 28 June

    Arcadia launches free in-store booklet

    Arcadia, pets, reptiles

    Arcadia, the provider of innovative pet care solutions, has announced the launch of a free booklet which will be given away to pet stores. The fact-packed hand out aims to educate the public on reptile health. Readers will receive easy-to-understand information in areas such as accurate nutritional supply and everyday mineral and vitamin …

  • 28 June

    Peregrine Livefoods announces partnership with MistKing®

    Peregrine Livefoods

    MistKing® misting systems has announced an exclusive deal with the UK’s largest specialist reptile wholesaler, Peregrine Livefoods. For the last decade, MistKing has engineered advanced misting systems which have enhanced the keeping and breeding of reptile and amphibians for hobbyists and zoos across the globe. The new deal secures a wider …

  • 28 June

    AQUA 2017 sells out of exhibitor space

    AQUA 2015

    AQUA 2017, the UK water gardening and aquatics trade event, has sold out of exhibitor stands. 80 companies will showcase their products and services at Telford International Centre on October 18-19. Visitor registrations are already higher than they were at the same time two years ago when the show was last …