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May, 2017

  • 24 May

    British Zoomark stands attract buyers from 53 countries


    Business has been booming for British pet product suppliers. Exhibitors welcomed buyers from 53 countries to their stands at Zoomark International. An on-site survey carried out by the PetQuip association at the close of the pet product trade exhibition, found that the UK suppliers received high levels of interest from international …

  • 24 May

    OATA chief exec joins European Pet Organisation as vice president

    OATA’s chief executive Dominic Whitmee has been invited to join the European Pet Organisation’s (EPO) board as vice president. EPO brings together national pet trade associations across Europe to collaborate and represent the pet industry at a European level. “Many of the pressures facing our industry, such as the call …

  • 17 May

    German company seeks UK pet accessories

    Gardenex, Meet the Buyers, pet accessories

    An upcoming business event will place international buyers in touch with UK pet accessories manufacturers. German company Waschbär will attend a ‘Meet the International Buyers’ day organised by Gardenex, in Brasted, Kent on 7 June 2017. It will be one of seven product buyers from Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia and …

  • 16 May

    PetQuip association welcomes Interzoo’s long term plans

    Interzoo, PetQuip

    The announcement by the organisers of pet trade exhibition Interzoo, that the show will remain at its current venue in Nuremberg until at least 2036, has been applauded by the British-based PetQuip association.  PetQuip chose the Interzoo event as its launch platform in 2006. Since then the association has organised …

  • 10 May

    PIF launches professional dog walking course

    PIF, Dog Walking, Pet Industry Federation

    The Pet Industry Federation (PIF), the trade association for UK pet businesses, has successfully delivered its first professional dog walking course. The ‘Level 2 City & Guilds Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking’ took place last week at its Bedford office. The new 2.5 day course aimed at professional dog …

April, 2017

  • 21 April

    Bira asks political parties to support independent retailers


    With the UK’s General Election set for June 8, the British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has asked all parties to pledge their support for the independent retailer. In a statement released by the organisation, bira said: “It was a comfort to the sector when the Department for Communities and Local Government …

  • 6 April

    British exhibitors share their Global Pet Expo success

    PetQuip, Global Pet Expo

    Many UK exhibitors to Global Pet Expo have reported a successful show. The event was held in March 2017, in Orlando, Florida. The innovative products shown by the UK exhibitors participating in the group organised by the PetQuip association attracted a wide audience from worldwide markets.   Regular exhibitor Hilton Herbs received interest from …

  • 3 April

    Charity marks World Stray Animal Day

    The Mayhew Animal Home is marking this year’s World Stray Animal Day on 4 April.   As well as helping hundreds of stray dogs and cats every year in the UK, The charity also has a growing international presence to help make a difference to stray communities abroad too. Mayhew International …

March, 2017

  • 31 March

    12 million UK households have a pet, says new PFMA report

    PFMA, pet

    There are 54 million pets in the UK, reveals The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA). The organisation’s new Pet Data Report found that 33 million fish and 21 million non-aquatic pets are kept throughout the country. Overall, 12 million (44 percent) of UK households have a pet.  The report discovered an increase in the UK’s cat population. …

  • 31 March

    Growing numbers of men keep cats as pets

    pet cat

    Growing number of men in the UK are opting for cat ownership, reveal new statistics from the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA). The UK’s cat population has risen 500,000 to stand at eight million. The new Pet Data Report discovered that the number of cat-owning households has risen from 17.1 percent (4.8m) in 2016 …