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September, 2017

  • 18 September

    Just For Pets set to go into administration

    Just For Pets

    A UK based pet chain with 25 stores is to be placed into administration. The information was released in an update made by Just for Pets’ owner, Wynnstay. The predominantly Midlands-based stores announced that changes in consumer buying habits, greater costs and new sources of competition have led to losses. …

  • 4 September

    Squire’s shuts aquatics centre

    Squire’s Garden Centre in Cobham is making some changes. The small Aquatics Department will close the first week in September. Fish will continue to be sold at Squire’s centres in Twickenham and West Horsley, along with everything else you need for your pond or aquarium. Squire’s in Cobham will be …

August, 2017

  • 31 August

    Fetch & Follow supports Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

    Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

    London dog lifestyle company Fetch + Follow has partnered with global apothecary Malin + Goetz, for a fundraising project to support Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. £1.66 from the sale of every bottle of Malin + Goetz’s popular Dog Shampoo will be donated to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. The …

  • 11 August

    77% of British adults buy goods or services online

    Online. retail, shopping

    An annual survey of internet shopping habits has shown that 77 percent of British adults shop online. The Office for National Statistic’s Opinions and Lifestyle Survey found that 93 percent of adults who used the internet to shop within the last 12 months had chosen online sellers in the UK. 31 …

  • 8 August

    Pets at Home reports five percent growth

    Pets at Home

    Pets at Home has reported a strong start to the year, with first quarter revenues up by 5 percent to £256.5m. The company announced that it is on track with plans open around 10 superstores, 40-50 vet practices and 40-50 grooming salons this year. Ben Flint, a market analyst at www.cityindex.co.uk, said: “Investors may …

July, 2017

  • 17 July

    Burgess Pet Care warns against muesli style diets for rabbits

    Rabbit

    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

    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 …