Pet product suppliers hear export successes and gain business guidance

Pet product suppliers hear export success case studies and receive valuable business guidance at international trade conference. Read more

(L-r) Ivo Darnley, Rathbone Investment Management; Tim Hiscock, Strong and Herd & government lobbyis

Successful start to season sees advertising extension for Peckish

Since January Peckish has been sponsoring the Channel 4 Weather bulletins. Originally it was planned for the adverts to finish at the end of February, but due to the success of Peckish in the early start of 2019, it has been decided to extend the campaign. Read more

Diary

More nest boxes needed - National Nest Box Week 2019 is nearly here!

“Britain Needs More Holes,” says TV’s Nick Baker. Naturalist and television presenter Nick Baker is calling for more people to put up nestboxes. Read more

Naturalist and television presenter Nick Baker.

Westland announces continuation of Gardman Marie Curie range

Following Westland’s acquisition of Gardman, it has been announced that the company will continue to support the partnership with Marie Curie. Read more

Focus on new product development will boost growth

Fish4Dogs has created a new team to focus on new product development (NPD) and review product lifecycles to support its ambitious growth plans. Read more

Peckish Channel 4 sponsorship goes live

In December it was announced that Peckish will be sponsoring the Channel 4 Weather bulletins, as part of wider plans to boost brand awareness and the wild bird card market. Read more

Helping species in decline

The Posh Shed Company is encouraging people to be more mindful about wildlife under threat. Hedgehog numbers in the UK are in decline, with experts suggesting that the hedgehog population in England, Wales and Scotland is at approximately one million, compared with 30 million in the 1950s. Read more

Major pet companies book their stands at PATS Sandown

PATS Sandown is set to be a must-visit event for pet retailers and buyers as the industry’s leading companies show their commitment to the exhibition on 10th and 11th February 2019. Read more

Wildlife World generates record 60% rise in new enquiries at most successful GLEE yet

Glee 2018 was Wildlife World’s best yet with a staggering 60 per cent increase in new enquiries. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Wildlife World team wowed garden centre buyers and retailers with its new eye-catching stand. Read more

UK pet industry toasts a successful year at glittering PetQuip awards event

Twenty-two companies receive awards and there’s a Special Lifetime Achievement Award for John James of James & Steel. Read more

Lifetime Achievement Award winner. John James (centre) with Peter Roy of sponsor Natures Menu and Am

PATS Telford is THE place to be this September

Hundreds of pet product manufacturers have confirmed there is only one place to be this September…and that’s exhibiting at PATS Telford. Read more

Podium Pet Products launches new website

Following the successful merging of product lines under the umbrella brand of “Podium Pet Products” in early 2018, August brings the launch of their new website. Already to date bringing in over 13,000 new visitors, a decrease in bounce rate and an increase of online sales by 30%. Read more

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

Overseas buyers seek new garden and pet products at event on 27 March

Buyers from Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, Lithuania and Dubai seek new garden and pet products at event on 27 March. Read more

PATS Sandown 2019 New Product Awards revealed

The winners of the PATS Sandown 2019 New Product Awards, sponsored by pbwnews, were chosen by a team of expert pet retailers, who had to make their choices from a record number of new products entered. Read more

Innovative pet products are highlighted in British Pavilion at Global Pet Expo

Seven major suppliers of British pet care products will be exhibiting their latest innovations in the British pavilion at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida (20 to 22 March 2019). Read more

Supreme Pet Foods

Exciting new products to be launched at PATS Sandown

Seeing the latest pet products launched under one roof is one of the major attractions to PATS visitors, and this February’s show at Sandown Park in Surrey is set to unveil an impressive number of new items. Read more

Jobs

More nest boxes needed - National Nest Box Week 2019 is nearly here!

Since its launch in 1997 National Nestbox Week has grown to become one of the most recognised awareness campaigns in the annual ornithological calendar. Its message to the public is very simple: build or buy a nestbox and give a bird a home. Read more

Fish4Dogs spreads ‘Fishmas’ joy

Christmas came early for borders at a Worcester animal rescue centre when the CEO of premium pet food manufacturer Fish4Dogs played Santa – delivering a host of festive goodies in order to spread a little ‘fishmas’ joy.

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Santa Graham meets Stella and Sally Shepherd at WARS

Nature’s Market - a complete wild bird care range

Nature’s Market from Bonningtons is a complete wild bird care range designed for garden centres and pet supply stores. Read more

Advice on feeding hedgehogs this season

Brambles Pet and Wildlife would like to ensure that members of the public are using only beneficial foods to feed wildlife, in particular hedgehogs. Read more

Wildlife World launches new bird feeders and hedgehog products for Autumn 2018

Wildlife habitat product designers and manufacturers, Wildlife World, has once again introduced a number of new products to its extensive range. Read more

DIY Hedgehog House

PATS Telford 2018 New Product Awards revealed

The winners of the PATS Telford 2018 New Product Awards were presented at the PetQuip Awards after the first day of a hugely successful show. Read more

Peckish generates 45% brand growth through dedication to garden centre channel

The Total Wild Bird Care market is worth an estimated £300 million and, since its relaunch in September 2017, Peckish has become the fastest growing brand within the market, and the number one brand in the Ready To Use Feeder market with a 50% share.  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

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