In This Issue
Pets at Home aims to attract high-street shoppers with the opening of its first convenience store
Independent pet stores under threat from Pets at Home's one-stop shop scheme
Somerset pet shop set to close in the New Year
Pets Corner donates £6,000 to improve rabbit welfare
Westland makes sure quality counts at its bird food factory
Petface introduce innovative Rota Dental & Treat device
Revealed – UK’s pet slimmer of the year
Nutriment win through on a tight budget
Johnson's produces 'flea jumper' to promote 4fleas range
Search is on to find Tunbridge Wells’ most deserving dog
Pets Corner manager conquers fear of heights and raises over £1,500 for charity
Pets can meet Santa in his grotto at Derbyshire garden centre
Dog Rocks looks to appoint Head of Sales
Irish pet food firm wins £1.5m Dutch deal
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Independent pet stores under threat from Pets at Home's one-stop shop scheme

The future of many independent pet shops could be threatened if Pets at Home decide to launch convenience-style stores in high streets across the UK. That's the view of award-winning retailer of the year Ingleby Pet Supplies.

"Pets At Home already dominate the pet retail sector," said Dawn Worton, pictured above with husband Craig receiving the Independent Retailer of the Year award from actor Brian Blessed at the Pet Industry Awards.

"With Pets at Home stores situated in most out of town retail parks I feel there is no need for them to move on to the high street.

"For many small local independent pet retailers a new Pets at Home convenience type store opening on their high street could be the beginning of the end.

"I think it's a shame that Pets at Home have decided to move in this direction and hopefully pet owners will continue to support their local independent pet stores who rely on their custom to survive."
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