UK companies report brisk business on PetQuip pavilion at Interzoo

The association hosted 47 UK exhibitors at the world’s leading trade fair for the pet industry.

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Peckish encourages consumers to grow wild birds a home

Peckish encourages consumers to not just feed the birds, but to grow them a home too with a free packet of wildflower seeds with every purchase of Peckish wild bird food. Read more - open to all

Peckish Wild Bird Habitat - Wildflower Seed Packet

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PATS adds new Aquatics Zone to the 2024 TRADE show

PATS 2024, reverting to its original title of the Pet & Aquatics Trade Show, will introduce a focussed Aquatics Zone to its three-day exhibition, which takes place at Telford International Centre from Sunday, 29th September to Tuesday, 1st October 2024. Read more - open to all

UK pet industry energised by three-day PATS 2024

News that PATS will be a THREE-DAY exhibition in 2024 has delighted UK pet companies eager to showcase their new products to a wider audience. Read more - open to all

Johnston & Jeff appointed as an exclusive distributor

Leading bird food manufacturer Johnston & Jeff has been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for an innovative new pelleted bird feed. Read more - open to all

Maddy Johnston, Marketing and Media Manager at Johnston & Jeff, with Fiory’s Micropills range.

Petface launches the Petzone in Asda

LeisureGrow, the parent company of Petface, have announced a pet partnership to create Petzone in select Asda stores. Read more - members only

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 - members only

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 - members only

Help the nation welcome prickly visitors with Gardman

As part of Hedgehog Awareness Week, taking place from the 5th to 11th May, Gardman, part of Westland Horticulture, is urging garden centres to ensure they have a varied range of products in store that inspire consumers to provide nature with a home. Read more - open to all

Gardman Wildlife Gondola

Henry Bell secures new sole supplier contract

Leading pet and wild bird food producer Henry Bell & Co has secured an ongoing sole supplier contract with the EAF Group. Read more - open to all

Wildlife World lead the way to Biodiversity NetGain

Leading the in Biodiversity products, Wildlife World launch a range of Premium wildlife habitats suitable for Nature Restoration and Biodiversity net gain projects through habitat supplement intervention. Read more - open to all

Henry Bell merchandising boost at Flowerland Garden Centre

Flowerland, Iver, one of Buckinghamshire’s largest and most popular garden centres, has been re-layed in only two days thanks to Henry Bell & Co’s innovative vertical merchandising concept, designed to grow the number of customers purchasing wild bird care products, maximise the potential of in-store floor space and drive an increase in market spend. Read more - open to all

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PetQuip Awards shine as the pet industry celebrates

Last night’s PetQuip Awards hosted a record number of guests as the pet industry convened to recognise excellence and celebrate achievement. Read more - open to all

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 - members only

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 - members only

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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 - members only

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