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March, 2017

  • 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 ...

  • 17 March

    Relief for self-employed following NIC U-turn

    Self-employed Brits will not face a hike on Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) as the Chancellor makes a U-turn. It was announced in the Spring Budget 2017 that the self-employed would be asked to contribute more National Insurance. Mike Cherry, FSB national chairman, said:“We are delighted for our members and all ...

  • 15 March

    Budget a ‘disaster’ for pet stores, says new PIF Chair

    pet stores

    The newly appointed chair of the Pet Industry Federation (PIF) has spoken out against the recent budget, calling it a ‘disaster’ for small high street pet stores. Referring to the announcement last week by the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, that business rates would not be reduced for small businesses, Steve Fowler, ...

  • 14 March

    Koi Carp worth £7,725 stolen from retailer

    koi carp

    On 10 March 2017, ten extra large koi carp and one sturgeon were stolen from the display pond at Squire’s Garden Centre in Badshot Lea, near Farnham. Intruders broke in late on Friday evening and took fish worth a total of £7,725. The Koi Carp are between 22”-26” in length (which is ...

February, 2017

  • 24 February

    Royal Canin’s retailer training events are back by popular demand

    Royal Canin, Pets

    ROYAL CANIN® now has over 70 trained specialist pet retailers working as ‘Retail Ambassadors’. They can recommend scientific health nutrition and help carry the brand message forward to pet owners.  The new ambassadors were created last autumn, during ROYAL CANIN®’s successful three months on the road, talking face to face with ...

  • 14 February

    Hilton Herbs speaks your language with new multi-lingual trade website

    Hilton Herbs

    Hilton Herbs has unveiled four responsive, e-commerce, trade-only websites. The supplement manufacturer has created a site for each of its key markets; the UK, USA, France, and Germany. They can be accessed from PCs or mobile devices. Existing Hilton Herbs retailers will benefit from extra discount when ordering online. The website offers a ‘quick-order’ page ...

  • 13 February

    Scampers’ team become raw food pros with Natures Menu

    Raw Food, Scampers, Pet Store

    Seven staff members at Scampers Natural Pet Superstore have passed Natures Menu’s raw food training module. Raw pet food specialist Natures Menu provides education and CPD in the raw sector. The company has created a specialist pet store training programme in conjunction with its veterinary team. It includes raw adviser, raw expert and raw ...

  • 7 February

    Abuse and violence towards retail workers increases by 40%, finds BRC


    There has been a 40 percent increase in violence and other forms of abuse against retail workers in the past year, according to the results of the BRC’s annual Retail Crime Survey. The survey covered 37 percent of the retail industry by turnover and 35 percent by staff, accounting for 1.1 ...

  • 6 February

    Garden centre opens new pets and aquatics centre

    Garden Centre

    Squire’s Garden Centre in Badshot Lea has celebrated the opening of its new Pets & Aquatics Centre. At a ‘Pets & Aquatics’ launch event in late January, families and children came to meet pets. Carefully supervised volunteers held spiders. Children could paint a bunny moneybox, and people came to get their dogs ...

  • 3 February

    Arden Grange offers retailers the chance to win £1000 of holiday vouchers

    Arden Grange

    Pet food producer Arden Grange is offering retailers the chance to win £1000 in holiday vouchers. Independent stockists of the brand’s products are invited to take part in a product display competition to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary. Retailers simply need to create a memorable Arden Grange-themed display either in their window or store, ...