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Pet and garden overseas buyers at next PetQuip event

Buyers from the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland will be in the UK on June 8 to hold pre-planned meetings with British suppliers at the next ‘Meet the Buyers’ event being staged by the Gardenex and PetQuip export associations. The event will be held at the Federation’s head office in Brasted, Kent.

The latest in a series of highly successful ‘Meet the Buyers’ initiatives organised by the two associations will give UK suppliers the opportunity of meeting on a one-to-one basis with buyers that have already expressed an interest in the product areas to be presented to them. 

The format of the event has proved to be highly successful over a number of years, with many of the UK participants obtaining valuable export orders during that time.

The international garden product buyers travelling to the UK to meet with British suppliers are:

  • One of the largest importers, distributors and retailers of garden products on the Czech market.  The company has two distribution centres and supplies 2,000 customers including garden centres, florists and hardware stores.  The company offers a range of more than 8,000 gardening items and high on its list of products to source from the UK are garden tools, accessories and other practical equipment, as well as barbecue tools and accessories.
  • Already purchasing products from many Gardenex members, the German garden mail-order and online shop attending the event is looking for innovative, practical and decorative garden products.  The German company is happy to work with UK companies that are new to exporting.
  • A  Dutch specialist mail-order catalogue that is aimed at hobby gardeners and professionals.  Its focus is on high quality, functional garden products that are not available in every DIY chain store.  A sister company trades as an importer and distributor, supplying individual shops and independent garden centres.  The company also supplies brands aimed at landscaping companies and professional gardeners.

Both garden and pet product buyers are attending from:

  • A Swiss distributor and wholesaler of lawn, garden and pet care products.  The company produces a wholesale catalogue for pet care products and another featuring lawn, turf and gardening products.  The company supplies leading pet retail and independent shops, DIY and garden centre chains, as well as landscapers, sports grounds, golf courses and public parks and is generally looking for innovative products to represent on the Swiss market. Specific products being sought by the pet product buyer are wet and dry foods for cats and dogs, as well as snacks and grain mixtures for birds and rodents, bird feeding products, bird houses and insect hotels.  In the lawn care sector, the Swiss buyer is seeking innovative, ready-to-use and convenience products that can be sold exclusively in Switzerland, together with novel garden products with a strong brand identity.

To ensure that you don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply for 25 minute one-to-one meetings with any of the buyers on June 8 or to find out more about future ‘Meet the Buyers’ events please contact as soon as possible.

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