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Fish4Dogs Appoints New Wholesale Partner TrustPet

Fish4Dogs has announced a new wholesale distribution partnership with Trust Pet Products in an exclusive arrangement for the UK which focuses on providing enhanced opportunities for independent retailers to sell the full range of healthy food and treats from Fish4Dogs Ltd. 

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Outdoor plant at Garden Centre in December

SALES in outdoor plants continued to dominate other categories for a third month running in December (2018) according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report.

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Mike Burks Chairman Elect

THE GARDEN Centre Association (GCA) has recently (January, 2019) announced its Chairman Elect for 2020/21.

Mike Burks, who is the Managing Director of The Gardens Group, was revealed as the GCA’s Chairman Elect for 2020/21 during its annual conference, which took place at Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton.

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Choice at Glee Spring Fair

Choice Marketing held a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event at Spring Fair 2019 where 50+ gift and home suppliers had the opportunity to meet up with Choice members in an informal yet productive environment.

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Is your dog keeping you in top form?

A new study has found that Brits with dogs walk and talk more than those without as dog lovers claim to walk 870 miles a year – just walking their pet.

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Photo caption (L-R): Cathryn (Haskins staff), Alice (Haskins staff), Sue Webster (Waggy Tails), Jane Storey (Waggy Tails rescue) with Tia the dog, Amanda (Haskins staff), Marc Etheridge (assistant general manager at Haskins in Ferndown)

Haskins Garden Centre has partnered with Waggy Tails Rescue to donate animal-friendly houseplants to the charity.

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Neat Ideas your no risk Retailer! 

Neat Ideas offer a full Sale or Return on every single product we produce, how many companies do you think do this?... NONE! 

Products are support with top quality TV screen demonstrations incorporated into their merchandising stand, making for inspired impulse and gift purchases.

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Glee at Spring Fair New Product Showcase winners

On the 3rd February, NEC Birmingham the second annual Glee at Spring Fair New Product Showcase Awards – in association with Garden Trade News - was the centre of much industry buzz as the ‘best in show’ were selected by a panel of industry experts, with the winners being celebrated in a special awards ceremony.

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Sipcam slug and snail control

Leading supplier of natural and organic garden products, Sipcam, is urging garden retailers to stock up on its environmentally-friendly slug controls, to ensure stores can meet demand when the government’s ban on metaldehyde slug pellets comes into force this summer.

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As we are settling into the colder months, the season for knitted layers is well under way and many of us are tempted to stay indoors with a steaming cuppa! But if you’ve recently welcomed a new pup into the family, it’s important to stay active and start instilling the right behaviours in your new pet. And after all, winter is a fantastic season to strap on your boots and take your new pup on strolls across crisp, sometimes misty wintery fields.

Whilst a puppy’s company can be great fun, their energetic behaviour can be a real challenge when taking them on walks – especially in these colder months. To help you on the journey of training your new dog, leading dog training and behaviour expert, Company of Animals has pulled together some useful top tips - available in an engaging video format as well – to help with puppy walking.

Walking puppy colder months
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