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European Sales Managers
KONG
Sales Manager – southern region
Pero
Sales Agent to cover the UK
Aquaja
Sales Representative –
Northern based
Fintail Products
Sales Representative
South West and South Wales
Johnson's Veterinary products
Territory Sales Manager - Southern UK
Versele-Laga
Sales Representative in the Republic of Ireland
Burns Pet Nutrition
Sales Agents Wanted

PJ Pet Products
Web Trading Assistant – Non Food
Ocado
UK Agents
Loving Pets

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Tetra helps trade grow through innovation

For over 65 years, Tetra has led innovation in the aquatics industry...

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First hand experiences from Newshound, our undercover retailer. Share your own retail views and experiences.

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Trigger-happy dog shoots owner
A woman is recovering after being shot in the foot – by her dog. And the dog’s name? Trigger!
Indiana conservation officer Jonathon Boyd says 25-year-old Allie Carter, of Avilla, laid her 12-bore shotgun on the ground without the safety on during a waterfowl hunt at a fish and wildlife area.
Jonathon told Fox 26 News that the chocolate Labrador retriever stepped on top of the shotgun and pressed the trigger.
The woman was shot in the left foot at point-blank range, suffering injuries to her foot and toes. She was treated at two hospitals and released.

Jan has dogs in stitches
A 52-year-old woman from Sunderland has knitted more than 300 sweaters for greyhounds, spending more than 4,000 hours on the task.
Jan Brown told the Mirror she does it because she likes it and because the dogs need it. “I can’t think of anything I would rather do than knit woolly clothing for dogs. Making coats and jumpers for these dogs saves the rescue homes a lot of money that can be better spent saving more dogs off the streets and feeding them.”
“I stitch a small heart on the back of my blanket coats in honour of the dogs who don’t make it to rescue,” she said.






Pet Business World turns the spotlight on companies that exhibited at the world’s largest pet trade show in Nuremberg May 26-29

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Pet Business World is flying the flag and celebrating companies that are proud to be based in Britain.

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CoCoMutts - virgin coconut oil for dogs - FREE next day delivery for trade customers
Gablestock - superior wild bird food
Kent Pet Care - microfibre towels for dogs
Oasis London - wholesaler to the aquatic trade
Worldwide Tropicals - suppliers of acclimatised fish to the aquatic trade
Conditions may apply to the above offers.

Manchester-based luxury pet bedding business Scruffs was flying the flag for Britain at Interzoo in Germany last month.
Royal Canin launches its fourth Rescue Cat of the Year campaign this month.
In line with increasing consumer demand for more natural and grain free foods, Pedigree Wholesale has added two new premium ranges to its portfolio: Simpsons Premium and Alpha Spirit.
Niche business insurance specialist Protectivity Insurance is adding £250 free equipment cover to its pet business insurance product.
The weather was kind for the Dog Agility Rescue League finals day, sponsored for the first time by dog food brand Akela.
Seeing the latest pet product launches under one roof is one of the major attractions to PATS visitors and this September’s show at Telford is set to unveil a record number of new lines.
Pero Pet Foods has donated 50p from every bag of its dog food sold in Tesco stores in Wales in 2015-16 to local hospices. It is part of a wider celebration of 30 years in business, trading from Betws-y-Coed and selling top-quality dog food in the UK and global markets.
With police recording more than 4,500 offences involving the theft of dogs in the last two years in England and Wales, retailer Pets Corner has put together an owner’s guide to help safeguard pets from theft and advise them what to do if an animal is stolen.
Easidri has rolled out new packaging across all of its Cooling Coat sizes, making it easier for owners to keep the coat in the best condition between uses.
Following the UK’s historic Brexit vote, pet and veterinary trade and professional organisations have said the result will have a significant impact, but that it is still too early to fully understand how businesses will be affected.
After extensive consultation with customers and retailers alike, Hilton Herbs has revealed new range of colour-coded, cat and dog packaging.
Latest figures from TotallyMoney.com figures suggest that Brits spent a record-breaking £7.16bn on their animals last year as pet pampering became ever-more prevalent, a growth of 25% since 2010.
A pet shop in Cheshire has praised customers after hitting a 20,000-online order milestone.
The national media has had a field day warning of an invasion of ‘blood-sucking parasitic fish’ returning to British rivers.
Our own pet trade poll on the EU Referendum reflected the national result, with 54.7% voting to Leave and 45.3% to Remain. Thank you to everyone who took part. The REAL outcome was 51.9 Leave and 48.1 Remain.
A new start-up has come up with an alternative solution for taking fish home following a sale – a cardboard carrier incorporating a locking groove and handle.
Trilanco has released the 2016/17 issue of its catalogue, featuring more than 12,000 products.
An investigation by the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association revealed that just one council could justify its £300+ fee for issuing a pet shop licence.
Ceva Animal Health is launching a new national TV advertising campaign to highlight the benefits of its leading veterinary behaviour product, Feliway among cat owners.
The release of the new Disney Pixar movie Finding Dory could lead to a decline in certain fish populations, say researchers at two prominent Australian Universities.
Nottinghamshire-based manufacturer Grove Pet Foods has welcomed Marie Rowden to its team.
Two surveys out this week suggest that at least half and maybe as many as eight out of 10 British employers do NOT let their employees take their dogs to work with them.
A pet shop that survived numerous burglaries and a devastating fire has closed after nearly 50 years’ trading, blaming competition from the internet.
Lily’s Kitchen is helping London’s homeless dogs by supplying items for a Canine Care Pack, which is sold through Crack & Cider.
Supreme Petfoods’ Tiny Friends Farm range has won the Pet Product News International Editors’ Choice Award for 2016.
An undercover officer from the RSPCA has been presented with an award for her work smashing a ring making £35,000 selling sick and dying puppies.
A pet retailer has moved to bigger premises after 10 years in business – three of those spent waiting for a unit on an industrial estate.
Radio Systems Corporation, owner of the PetSafe and SportDOG brands, has expanded its product portfolio and acquired an award-winning indoor pet toilet.
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Scholtus Special Products is giving away a comprehensive package of Boxby dog and cat treats

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An aquatics shop has celebrated its 30th anniversary by hosting a special celebration weekend.
A housing association has demanded that a tenant demolish his fish pond due to safety fears.
Thieves made off with koi, fish food, pond equipment and plants after two break-ins at Grimsby Garden Centre last month.
Eheim has quashed rumours that the business is for sale, saying the company has undergone a restructure across all its departments, including sales, purchasing and logistics.
Keith Davenport, OATA’s out-going chief executive, has been awarded the 2016 OFI Award for his immense work for the aquatics industry in the UK and internationally, and his unlimited willingness to share information and cooperate with colleagues across the globe.
OASE has launched an external aquarium filter, the BioMaster, as part of its expansion into indoor aquatics.
Nearly two-thirds (58%) of children aged between three and 14 years old are worried about going to school, but aquatics manufacturer TETRA has found that children in pet-owning households are ‘meeting and exceeding teachers’ expectations more than non-pet households’.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has appointed Dominic Whitmee to the organisation as its new chief executive.
A new report looking at the positive benefits of wild-caught fish has been launched by the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association.
Tropical Marine Centre has joined the Indonesian Nature Foundation (LINI) as a corporate sponsor. 
Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to after the theft of lighting products from a garden centre in Maghull, Liverpool.
A Scottish university is looking to conduct a study into welfare improvements during the transportation of ornamental fish.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association is re-launching its #handsoffmyhobby campaign as Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish voters go to the polls in May.
Wholesaler All Pond Solutions has opened its livestock section and now offers fish sourced from quality breeders worldwide. Stock comprises tropical fish, coldwater fish, cichlids and koi, as well as aquatic plants.
Water gardening specialist OASE is expanding into the indoor aquatics category.
The owners of an aquatics shop have blamed anti-social behaviour for the closure of their store.
One of Scotland’s wealthiest businessmen has lodged a multi-million-pound insurance claim after a massive marine fish tank shattered at his Perthshire home.
Segrest Farms, one the world’s largest wholesale ornamental fish distributors, has stated its support for Project Piaba.
Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is enlisting the help of assassin snails to hunt down unwanted visitors.

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