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 •  April 24

PFMA (Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association) visited Paris in April for a meeting with the International Office of Animal Health (OIE), with an aim to find out more about its standard-setting work on animal health and its role in international trade. Michael Bellingham, chief executive of PFMA, said: “Our meeting with OIE was prompted by the prospect...

Pet Gazette

 •  April 24

Natural pet supplements manufacturer Lintbells has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the second time – this time for International Trade. This follows The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, which was awarded to Lintbells in 2016 for the development of its marketing leading joint supplement YuMOVE. The award...

Pet Gazette

 •  April 23

The First Class Pet Company, the team behind the brand Little BigPaw, has been recognised by Her Majesty the Queen with The Queens Award for International Trade in acknowledgement of Outstanding Growth in Overseas Sales. The winners were officially announced on the Queens birthday on 21 April 2018. Little BigPaw is a premium range of pet foods and...

Pet Gazette

 •  April 19

The latest accounts for the Lancashire company, which show results in the 12 months leading up to 31 December 2017, show a significant rise in sales as it sees pre-tax profits rise from £1.8 to £1.99m. Turnover was up by 18 percent according to earlier year on year figures from £37.8 to £44.6 million, with growth across all divisions. Tony Raeburn,...

Pet Gazette

 •  April 18

Pet retail company CASCO Pet has expanded into the veterinary sector with a new range of clinical housing. The company describes the range as being ‘unlike anything currently available’ and is suitable for most vet practices. It also includes ISFM Gold and Silver standard for cats. Each individual component is available to offer maximum flexibility...

Pet Gazette

 •  April 17

At its recent AGM on 22 March, the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) welcomed in its new chairman, Tony Parkinson, managing director of Town and Country Petfoods. Town and Country Petfoods is a family-run business based in Melton Mowbray, which includes the HiLife brand of dog and cat foods. Parkinson will take over from Peter Kersh,...

Pet Gazette

 •  April 16

Spike’s Hedgehog food has partnered with registered UK charity, the British Hedgehog Preservation Society to offer a 10p donation to the charity with every purchase of its special stickered packs of Crunchy Dry and Semi-Moist food. From 1 April, all packaging has displayed the donation message to help encourage consumers to feed their garden...

Pet Gazette

 •  April 16

Footfall in March decreased by six percent, compared with the positive rate of 1.3 percent seen in March 2017. There was no growth in footfall for any UK regions, and the most notable declines (year-on-year) were seen in Greater London, -7.5 percent, the South East, -6.5 percent, and in the East Midlands, -5.6 percent. Growth fell in all shopping...

Pet Gazette

 •  April 16

Tetra has launched a competition, open to all retailers, that rewards consumers who purchase any product from the Tetra pond range between now and 24 August 2018. The competition will give consumers the chance to win one of two summer garden bundles, including a relaxing furniture set and BBQ. They need to visit www.TetraWin.co.uk and fill in the...

Pet Gazette

 •  April 11

FEDIAF, the European pet food industry federation, has published a new expert paper with key information about the nutritional needs of older dogs. Dr Thomas Brenten, chairman of FEDIAF’s nutrition and analytical science group, said: “There is a great need to take their specific dietary requirements into account. Proper nutrition ensuring adequate...