PATS Telford shapes up to be a memorable show

With so many exciting plans for 2018, PATS Telford is shaping up to be another record-breaking event in September. The two-day exhibition attracted 2,148 visitors in 2017 – the third year in a row that the 2,000 barrier had been broken – and hopes are high that even this record total will be bettered this year. Read more

RSW are taking the pet market by storm!

RSW International Limited have had an amazing response to their new pet cooling range. Read more

Diary

50 British exporters exhibit in strength and achieve great inroads into export markets at Interzoo 2018

Exports of British pet products are set to increase again following the participation of over 50 UK suppliers at the Interzoo international pet trade show held in Nuremberg last week.  The exhibitors were part of a PetQuip-organised group, and early reports from them confirm that export orders have been won, worldwide enquiries received and valuable overseas distributorships secured. Read more

British garden and pet product suppliers to meet buyers from Germany, Poland and the Baltic States at 7th June Gardenex and PetQuip event

Influential buyers from a German garden and pet product mail order company and online shop, a Polish importer and distributor of garden items as well as buyers from a leading wholesaler/distributor of garden and horticultural products across the Baltic States are to meet with British suppliers in the latest ‘Meet the International Buyers’ event. Read more

Over fifty British pet product exhibitors launch new lines at Interzoo 2018

The exhibitor group in this year’s British pavilion at Interzoo is offering buyers from across the world a multitude of new product launches at this year’s show. Read more

Earthbound

Pets at Glee 2018 - find out more

With almost 50% of the UK now owning a pet the additional revenue potential that pet products can offer garden retailers is unrivalled by any other product category. Recognising this the organisers of Glee have confirmed a dedicated pet sector – ‘Pets at Glee’. Read more

Vote now to recognise Gardening’s best buyers

Believing that good buyers have not been given the recognition they deserve, Glee is asking you to nominate people or teams that might qualify as the country’s best buyers for awards being introduced at the show. Read more

GCA names best garden centres for plants and furniture

Sunshine Garden Centre and Van Hage are the best GCA outdoor living retailers.  Cowell’s and Bents are the best for plants. Read more

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Looking ahead - It's not all doom and gloom

2013 turned out to be another disappointing year in all three key sectors of the garden retail market – garden plants, garden care and garden leisure – with all three sectors showing a steady decline in the five years to 2013 covered by the Analysis. Read more

GIMA judges award category win to Deco-Pak for ‘whimsical and charming’ birdboxes

GIMA supplier Deco-Pak jumped to the top of the pecking order in the Pet Care, Aquatics and Wild Bird Care category, with a win at the 2018 GIMA Awards gala dinner in South Wales. Read more

Quintessential British Range

PetQuip announces Government grant level for eligible British exhibitors at Global Pet Expo 2019

Following the exceptional export sales successes of British firms that exhibited in the PetQuip-organised group at Interzoo in May this year, the association has announced that it has secured funding for another major pet trade exhibition. Read more

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Gardman lands on national TV for the first time

Leading garden and bird care brand Gardman lands on UK TV this week with a sponsorship on ITV’s Good Morning Britain. They will be sponsoring a new Garden Hacks segment on the breakfast show where viewers are given simple tips to get their gardens summer ready.  Read more

More international buyers expected at PATS Telford

PATS Telford in September is set to have a strong international presence with a growing number of pet buyers from abroad expected to attend the autumn showpiece. Read more

Jobs

Wildlife World's cleanable bird feeders reduce risk of disease

Leading wildlife product and habitat designer Wildlife World has created a range of cleanable bird feeders that lower the risk of disease in wild garden birds. Read more

Kim Goldsworthy joins Podium Pet Products

Podium Pet Products, which brought both Dog Rocks and Pet Remedy branded lines to the US market, recently announced that Kim Goldsworthy has been hired as Sales Director for North America. Read more

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Valentine’s Day is for the birds

Valentines Day sees the start of National Nest Box Week as we are not the only creatures to get romantic as spring approaches.   The BTO offers an information pack and ideas. Read more

December was the biggest month of the year for GCA members

The latest figures from the GCA show 2014 was the best year for 4 years with December beating May as the biggest sales month of the year. Read more

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