In This Issue
Surrey pet shops hit by spate of burglaries
Pets at Home pledges future expansion despite setbacks
Natures Menu named in Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200
BBC produces video of Frozzys frozen yogurt for dogs
PIF extends member benefits with card processing scheme
Tougher and tastier – that's the new QuattroBone
Cotswold RAW takes healthy eating pet food on tour
Innocent offers retailers stunning free-standing display unit
Forthglade leads the way in protecting coastal path
Pooch & Mutt brings fun back to email marketing
Beaphar video proves pets are family too
New import rules on newts and salamanders in July
Give your dog a job on Bring Your Dog To Work Day
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Mars Petcare expands vet side of its business
Super-food for humans could work wonders for hedgehogs
Pet shop promotes dog-friendly town
Chuckit! runs rings around the competition
RHS targets £200m market with first-ever fully licensed range of bird feed
Believing in yourself is key to successful pet food business
The best of the previous Pet Trade Xtra
Pets at Home pull out of another new store…the second time within a month
New-look Just for Pets unveiled at Coventry store
PATS Telford attracts impressive 43 new exhibitors
Retailer continues ban on rabbit muesli sales
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Mars Petcare expands vet side of its business


Mars Petcare is to buy European animal hospital operator AniCura, as it expands its veterinary business amid a boom in pet-related spending.


Mars said on Monday it was buying the Swedish company from private investment firms Nordic Capital, Fidelio and other minority shareholders.


The deal is worth 1 billion to 2 billion euros (0.74 billion to 1.49 billion pounds), according to a source familiar with the matter.


The acquisition comes the week after Mars agreed to buy British veterinary services provider Linnaeus Group.


It is the latest in a string of petcare deals by Mars and others looking to capitalise on consumers’ increased spending on pets.

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