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

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


Podium Pet Products boss welcomed by King Charles at Buckingham Palace reception

Carina Evans, CEO of Podium Pet Products, was welcomed by King Charles at a Buckingham Palace reception to mark the company’s achievement of being honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise. Read more - open to all

PATS Telford 2022 New Product Awards revealed

The winners of the PATS Telford 2022 New Product Awards, sponsored by pbwnews, were chosen by a team of independent retailers and retail experts. There were a record number of over 340 new products entered. Read more - open to all

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

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.

PATS Telford set to be biggest with 250 exhibitors

More than 250 pet companies and brands have signed up to exhibit at PATS Telford on Sunday, 1 October, and Monday, 2 October 2023, making it the biggest-ever event in the show’s 14-year history. Read more - open to all

Town & Country launches brand-new range aimed at dog walkers

Dog walkers around the country will have another reason to visit their local garden centres, as Town & Country has launched a brand-new range designed especially for them. Read more - open to all

PATS Sandown 2023 New Product Awards

The winners of the PATS Sandown 2023 New Product Awards, sponsored by pbwnews, were chosen by a team of independent pet retailers, who arrived at the show before 9.30am on Sunday, March 26th, in order to make their choices from more than 200 new products entered. 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


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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