Thirty-six British pet and garden product suppliers presented their latest ranges to visiting buyers from Dubai, Finland, France, Italy, Spain and the US, during PetQuip and Gardenex associations’ Meet the Buyers event this March.
Over seventy one-to-one meetings were held during the day’s programme. The Finnish pet product buyer said the meetings had exceeded expectations, which had the added benefit of resulting in a greater understanding of the British companies and their products.
Other pet and garden product overseas buyers who participated expect to deal with up to five of the suppliers seen, and the specialist US mail order and online retailer that met with UK suppliers has stated that it is interested initially in sourcing products from three of the companies.
The date of the next ‘Meet the Buyers’ event is June 8 2016 and it will be held at the Federation’s offices in Brasted.
PetQuip and Gardenex are trade associations that work on behalf of British companies to help their members increase sales worldwide.