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February, 2017

  • 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, ...

January, 2017

  • 25 January

    Small firms fear export decline following Brexit

    One third of small firms expect their level of exports to decline following Brexit, according to a survey by the Federation of Small Businesses. Following the Prime Minister’s key Brexit speech last week, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) published its initial findings from a six-month research programme on the business ...

  • 19 January

    8.3 percent of cat and dog food sales take place online

    Dog Food

    8.3 percent of the UK’s 2016 cat and dog food value sales were made online, claims new research from Euromonitor International. The global market intelligence publisher found that the internet is growing in importance as a distribution channel for dog and cat food in many markets, most spectacularly in China where ...

September, 2016

  • 28 September

    Pets at Home appoints new CFO

    Pets at Home Mike Iddon

    UK retail chain, Pets at Home Group Plc, has appointed a new group chief financial officer (CFO). Mike Iddon will take up his new post on October 17 2016. Mike will become an executive director of the company and a member of the Board. Mark Adams, interim chief financial officer, will leave ...

  • 12 September

    Multiple fire crews tackle blaze at village pet store

    Fire pet shop

    On September 9, 2016 seven fire crews attended a blaze at Pierpoint Pet Supplies on Hurstpierpoint High Street, reported The Argus. The West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (@WestSussexFire) tweeted to say that parts of the High Street had been closed, while crews worked to tackle the blaze. The Fire & Rescue ...

  • 1 September

    Pets at Home renews sponsorship of Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs

    Paul O'Grady Pet Shop

    Pets at Home will be renewing its sponsorship for the fifth season of Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs. This will mark the third consecutive year of a partnership between the pet retail chain and the ITV show. Scott Jefferson, marketing director at Pets at Home said: “We’re delighted to ...