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


A woman and her dog are recovering after becoming ill within a month of each other.
An unexpected family entered a man’s living room – through the ceiling.
A swan got itself into a tangle with a baseball cap.
A guide dog keeps leading his owner into a pet store – without the owner realising.
Wild goats have been causing chaos in an Irish town.
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.
John James, of James & Steel, won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Petquip dinner last night at the end of the first day of PATS Telford.
The PATS Telford 2018 New Product Awards were presented at the PetQuip dinner after the first day of the show (Sunday).
Group 55 and Hownd had double reason to celebrate at the PetQuip Awards dinner at PATS last night, scooping two gold awards apiece.
A petition to reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in its own right, has been delivered to 10 Downing Street.
Pet bed specialist Scruffs was able to take advantage of The Retail Lab at GLEE this month to showcase its newest product launches this month.
Established European pet accessory brand, Martin Sellier is available to UK retaielrs from this month, thanks to UK importer and distributor BSB Products.
A wide array of new products was unveiled on the opening day of PATS Telford, with many exhibitors delighted by the quality of enquiries and orders generated.
Award-winning Wiltshire-based fresh raw pet food company, Poppy’s Picnic, will be showcasing its new range of freezers and show offers at PATS Telford on Sunday and Monday (September 23-24).
The Pet Industry Federation is launching a chocolate benefit for members at PATS Telford, thanks to a new partnership with the Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Company.
Natures Menu is offering a range of special offers, including a variety of promotions, at PATS Telford on its premium brand, True Instinct, which launched at the same show in 2017.
Ahead of its second appearance at PATS Telford this weekend, small furry accessories brand HayPigs! has revealed it has signed a deal to supply its products to more than 150 Petbarn pet stores in Australia.
Family-run The Dog Treat Company, based in Devon, is launching its new eco-friendly treats tubes at PATS Telford.
Raw pet food manufacturer Natures Menu has scooped two awards at the Pets at Home Supplier Awards.
Pet Brands has been selected as a finalist in the Examiner Business Awards in the SME of the Year (21-50 employees) category.
The oldest and largest animal welfare charity in the country will be at PATS this coming Sunday and Monday.
Naturediet is on a mission to ditch single-use plastics and will be exhibiting its new eco-friendly packaging at PATS Telford on Sunday and Monday, September 23 and 24, with a launch offer.
Rosewood Pet Products is opening its doors to the public for its first sample sale, to be held at its headquarters in Hortonwood, Telford.
ProDen PlaqueOff Animal has recruited a new territory manager to cover the north of the UK.
The Pet Industry Federation has introduced a licensing support package for members to help them comply with the requirements of the new Animal Activities Licensing regulations, which come into force on October 1.
Natural pet care brand Hownd has secured a £50,000 funding package from NatWest to progress its growth plans.
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.
Hawaii’s aquatics industry has published its final Environmental Assessment and says it has found no significant impact in its use of fine mesh nets to capture marine fish for the ornamental trade.
Tetra is investing in digital media to target new and existing fishkeepers via a social, search and display campaign.
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.