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February, 2017

  • 7 February

    PIF responds to Defra’s ‘next steps’ for animal establishment licensing

    Animal, Retail, License

    The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) has broadly welcomed DEFRA’s Next Steps document on the review of animal establishment licensing, which includes pet shops and boarding establishments. The trade association represents the interests of over 2,500 UK pet businesses. In its joint submission with OATA and REPTA to the original consultation ...

  • 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 ...

January, 2017

  • 18 January

    New innovations from British exhibitors at Global Pet Expo

    Global Pet Expo

    Nine leading British suppliers of petcare products will be exhibiting at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida, reports PetQuip. The companies will showcase their latest innovations at the British pavilion or individually on other booths from 22 to 24 March 2017.   The British exhibitor group is being organised for the ...

  • 18 January

    PIF offers licensing help to pet boarders

    PIF pets

    More Pet Industry Federation (PIF) members are now eligible for help with licensing. PIF has extended its successful Primary Authority coordinated partnership with City of London Corporation. It will offer support for its licensed kennel, cattery and home boarding members across England and Wales. PIF’s Primary Authority is a statutory partnership. It ...

December, 2016

  • 15 December

    Warning of gar species for sale in England and Wales


    Importers and retailers in England and Wales are being warned to carefully check the gar species they sell to ensure they are not trading in illegal fish. Only Atractosteus tristoechus (Cuban gar) and Lepisosteus platyrhincus (Florida gar) are permitted for sale under the Import of Live Fish Act (ILFA) in ...

November, 2016

  • 29 November

    PetQuip helps Brits make a splash at international trade shows


    The PetQuip trade association has put in a bid for Government cash grants. The money will benefit British firms exhibiting at the Zoomark International pet trade show in Bologna in 2017. The association has also booked a prime stand location for the British pavilion at another major pet trade show, ...

  • 16 November

    EFRA report raises more questions on animal welfare than it solves, says PIF

    Animal Welfare

    The Pet Industry Federation (PIF), the trade association which represents the interests of 2,500 pet businesses, has cautiously welcomed the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Committee’s Report into animal welfare in England. The report, published on November 16, outlines a number of recommendations for robust new measures, including a ban ...

September, 2016

  • 27 September

    PetQuip Awards reveal winners at sell-out event


    Twenty five pet companies had good reason to celebrate at the PetQuip’s Awards Dinner & Party. On September 25, PetQuip revealed the winners in 2016’s eight awards categories. The sell-out event took place at the Ludlow Suite in the Telford International Centre, in association with PATS Telford. The awards were presented by Pat Flynn, PetQuip ...

  • 23 September

    PIF offers free bubbly to pet businesses

    Pet Industry Federation

    The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) will be offering new members a free bottle of bubbly, if they join on the PIF stand at PATS Telford on 25-26 September 2016. The pet industry trade organisation will also waive the £60 set-up fee. To celebrate the launch of its exclusive new card-processing solution, ...

  • 21 September

    British companies can get cash for exhibiting at Global Pet Expo

    Global Pet Expo

    The PetQuip association has secured cash grants for British companies at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida in March 2017. The trade organisation has announced that eligible British exhibitors will receive an attractive package. Grants are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department for International Trade (DIT) Tradeshow Access Programme ...