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March, 2017

  • 16 March

    PIF announces insurance extension

    The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) has announced that it will be extending its member benefit business insurance, to now accommodate kennel and cattery members. For the last three years, the Pet Industry Federation has partnered with Jelf, to provide peace of mind around issues and core risks faced by groomers, sitters, ...

  • 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, ...

  • 10 March

    Pet owners and PIF members connected with new website

    Pet Industry Federation members can now connect with pet owners thanks to a new public-facing website. The website will list PIF members exclusively to the pet-owning public and will launch later in March. ‘’ will signpost pet owners to PIF member dog groomers, dog walkers, pet sitters, boarding business and retailers, ...

  • 9 March

    New partnership announced to promote reptile welfare

      The Pet Charity and Hadlow College has announced the development of a new centre of welfare excellence for reptiles and amphibians, based at Hadlow College in Kent. The National Centre for Reptile Welfare (NCRW) will provide refuge and care for reptiles and amphibians with the aim of finding ideal ...

  • 8 March

    Czech Republic opportunities for PetQuip members


    Members of the PetQuip association can promote their products to buyers in the Czech Republic, following a British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) initiative that enabled PetQuip members to showcase British pet products at the British Embassy in Prague last year.   As a follow-up to the showcase, British suppliers of ...

  • 3 March

    PetQuip takes record number of British exhibitors to Zoomark 2017


    A record number of pet product suppliers will exhibit in the PetQuip trade association’s group at Zoomark 2017. The group comprises 23 companies in the British pavilion (Hall 22) and five companies exhibiting independently in other halls of the show.   Since PetQuip first organised the British pavilion at the ...

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 ...