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October, 2017

  • 23 October

    OATA honours former chief executive with lifetime achievement award

    OATA, the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association, has recognised its retired chief executive Keith Davenport for his extensive work within the aquatics industry. Keith, who spent 25 years at the helm of OATA, was presented the OATA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, at the AQUA 2017 show dinner by Dr David Pool. Keith …

  • 23 October

    Independent High Street retailers boom while national chains fall

    bira, independent retailers

    Data released recently by The Local Data Company (LDC) and British Independent Retailers Association (bira) shows that traditional independent shops opened significantly more shops than in the same period last year. National chains continued to see a fall. Independents account for 65 percent of all retail and leisure units in Great Britain. …

  • 17 October

    PFMA learns how ‘no deal’ Brexit will impact on pet sector

    PFMA, Pet Food, Brexit

    The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) has been investigating the implications of failing to agree our future trade relations with the EU. The PFMA undertook a trade mission in Geneva, 9-11 October, to hold meetings with the WTO, as well as several major national missions including Ireland, USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, …

  • 16 October

    Pero (Foods) Ltd is shortlisted for Exporter of the Year Award

    Pero, PIF, Award, Dog Food

    Pero (Foods) Ltd has been shortlisted for this year’s PIF – Pet Industry Awards within the Exporter of the Year category. The nomination adds to a successful year for Pero, with the North Wales based manufacturer picking up the World Branding Forum – Brand of the Year Award for 2017 …

  • 12 October

    PFMA goes behind the scenes of the pet food industry


    The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) is celebrating a successful seminar. ‘Pet Food Exposed; Behind the Scenes of the Pet Food Industry’ was held on 23 September at the 21st Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN), in Cirencester. Over 70 veterinary professionals and animal nutrition experts, attended the …

  • 12 October

    WPA reveals name of new association president

    WPA, Jacinthe Moreau

    World Pet Association (WPA), the business association that produces North America event, SuperZoo, has announced its new President. Jacinthe Moreau has broad international experience in the animal health industry. Her career has included roles within companies such as Vetoquinol, Merial, Merck, VetSource and VCA Animal Hospitals. She will formally join WPA at the end …

September, 2017

  • 27 September

    Brexit must protect pets’ interests, says PFMA

    Brexit, PFMA

    The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) has released an open letter to the leaders of political parties. The association states: “The nation’s 54 million pets didn’t vote for Brexit and will still expect their favourite foods available from 30 March 2019, no matter what happens during the next few weeks of …

August, 2017

  • 3 August

    PetQuip names awards finalists for 2017


    The 2017 PetQuip Awards have announced the names of this year’s finalists. The winners will be revealed at a gala presentation evening on the first evening of PATS Telford, which takes place on 24-25 September.   The awards are now in their fifth year and attract a wide range of …

July, 2017

  • 31 July

    WPA president Doug Poindexter announces retirement

    Doug Poindexter, WPA

    Doug Poindexter, president of World Pet Association (WPA), has announced that he will retire after 27 years with the organisation. The announcement was first made on July 25 onsite at SuperZoo, North America’s premier pet industry trade show, via the SuperZoo Show Daily publication. In recognition of Poindexter’s status as …

  • 19 July

    The British Dog Grooming Championship returns for 2017

    Dog Grooming

    The British Dog Grooming Championship is back for another year. The event takes place at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, on 29 October 2017, and is organised by the British Dog Groomers’ Association (BDGA). The lead sponsor for this year’s event is Pet Dandy – a producer of ‘smart tags’ which …