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Area Sales Managers & In-Store Demonstrators
Connolly's Red Mills
Sales Representative – the South West
Burns Pet Nutrition
Territory Manager North/North East
Ancol Pet Products
Freelance Agents Required
Designer Pet Products
Sales Manager
Johnson's Veterinary Products
Sales Agents – North of England
Miro & Makauri

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You couldn't make it up!

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


A truck that smashed into a shop was being driven by a dog!
A swan found by a motorway needed assistance.
An RSPCA officer carried out an unusual rescue when she was called to a family’s home in Manchester.
A female goat got her head stuck between a metal fence.
A man who adopted a ‘puppy’ he found in a forest took on more than he bargained for.
A cat that went missing for two weeks has been reunited with his owner.
A dalmatian was left feeling under par after he swallowed a golf ball.
A depressed dog suffering with stiff joints and back pain has benefited from alternative treatment.
A pigeon refused to co-operate during a race for the Queen.
A farmer has come up with an unusual solution to a problem with one of his cows.
A dog had a lucky escape after swallowing a needle and thread.
Duke the collie had his first bath after RSPCA staff helped him conquer a fear of water.
A man tried to order a take-away at a drive-thru – on horseback.
Part of a castle was temporarily shut after a critter caused havoc.
A calf found itself stuck while feeding.
Two poodles have become stars of the small screen after appearing in a TV campaign.
With just days to go before PATS Telford opens its doors, the final preparations are being made for what promises to be the busiest show in the event’s 10-year history.
The Sensitive dog food range from Arden Grange is growing, with the addition of Puppy/Junior and Light/Senior lifestage varieties.
Vicky Skinner, education manager at the Pet Industry Federation, has been appointed by the Department for Education to chair a new employer panel designing the content of a new set of technology study programmes within the Animal Welfare and Management sector.
The winners of the 2018 Animal Hero Awards have been honoured at a star-studded ceremony in London.
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed Scottish Government plans to establish a new Animal Welfare Commission to advise on the welfare of domesticated and wild animals in Scotland and ensure standards are maintained post-Brexit.
In an unexpected last-minute twist, Cotswold RAW sausages have been withdrawn from this October’s National Sausage awards because they ‘are not for human consumption’– even though the pet-centric nature of the sausages was clearly stated on the entry form.
All retailers no matter how small, could soon have to charge for plastic bags, and the charge could potentially double to 10p a bag.
The private-equity-backed Independent Vetcare Group, Europe’s largest vet group, has published its first ever annual report.
Martins Pet Supplies is a firm favourite among children as they pop in on their way home from school to look at the animals and say hello to shop cat Benji. The store has  been trading for more than 50 years, Brian and Chris Martin look back at how things have changed and explain why they love doing what they do
A long-running Leicester Market pet retailer has quit after 34 years because her business is losing money.
Dog lovers are being urged to get baking for the Great Birmingham Bark Off, a new fundraising initiative from Birmingham Dogs Home to help raise money for strays.
Dog shampoo business Dog Hair Day has launched an animated video featuring the face of the brand – George, a German shorthaired pointer belonging to company founder and creator Katie Jenkins.
London-based ‘hound and human’ lifestyle brand Fetch + Follow is bringing dogs, design and art together with a pop-up store in Shoreditch, when London Design Festival opens across the city.
The British Independent Retailers Association (bira), which represents thousands of independent retailers in the UK, has presented its plan for business rates reform to MPs at the Houses of Parliament.
After the theft of its van along with all of its trade-stand stock en route to the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, equestrian charity the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund was determined to carry on regardless.
Holly Drummond and Faye Jones, area sales managers at pet, equine and agricultural wholesaler Trilanco, have passed their R-SQP exam. Both Holly and Faye can now advise on medicines for farm, equine and companion animals.
A lot can happen in a year and that is certainly the case for Stewart Irvine, co-founder along with his business partner, David Judd, of new ethical treats company Wild Ocean Omega3 Fish Snacks, trading as WOOFS.
Dog food tasters are ranked alongside professional cuddlers, sleepers and armpit sniffers in a list of the world’s weirdest jobs.
A Scunthorpe Market stall that had been looking for a new site to trade from is to move to a new market in the town centre after reaching a compromise with council officials.
Nine UK universities are to benefit from interactive lectures and an opportunity to tackle the most common disease vet students will diagnose after graduation – obesity.
Riding hat manufacturer and safety specialist Charles Owen is to sponsor BETA International’s new feature, The Spotlight – an entertainment and education theatre where celebrity interviews, Talking Business with Alastair Stewart, seminars, award presentations, teach-ins and the Fashion Show will take centre stage throughout the 2019 trade fair.
PetSafe has extended its Play & Challenge range to include four new dog toys.
Royal Canin’s portfolio is growing again, with the launch of a new canine wet range.
Pets at Home is urging owners to spare a thought for their pets this month as they reveal that dogs and cats may get the blues as children return to school.
Velda has brought out the AquaTesterPro, which can measure water parameters in seconds.
RNLI Lifeguards have warned the public to be aware of Weever fish and of what to do if you get stung by one.
German firm EHEIM has launched three glass-and-aluminium aquarium sets.
JBL CEO Roland Böhme demonstrated his hands-on approach when he stepped in to install a state-of-the-art solar panel on the roof himself!
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is to demolish part of the Merthyr Vale weir in Wales, to allow fish to migrate upstream to produce juvenile fish.
Especially for the hot weather, the Silenta Air Outdoor air pump helps aerate ponds.
The Environment Agency says its fish-restocking scheme, which boosts fish populations in the wild, has been a success.
JBL has launched a new food for coldwater fish, ProPond Biotope, which caters to the dietary requirements of species other than goldfish and koi.
Spawning fish will have an easier time swimming up the River Severn in Worcestershire thanks to a £20m project to introduce fish passes.
Aquatics company Evolution Aqua has now added the Horticulture product line to its Kessil portfolio.
EHEIM has brought out its EHEIM streamcontrol, a control system for circulation and flow pumps to simulate natural water flows in the aquarium.
The Queensland groper, also known as the giant grouper, has been spotted swimming in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, more than 3,000km away from its usual spot on the coral reefs and estuaries off the Queensland coast. 
Fluval has launched its latest generation of bluetooth app-controlled LED lighting.
Velda has brought out Floating Glass Lights, spheres made of clear glass that can be floated on ponds. 
EHEIM has been awarded Animal Challenge Awards in two categories as Best Supplier of the Year by Animal Distribution Magazine in Paris.
Indonesia has been congratulated on its latest progress report on the conservation and management measures taken to protect its endemic Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, population.
German aquatics firm EHEIM has presented the EHEIM Award to selected customers at Interzoo in recognition of their special relationship.