In This Issue
Exhibitor and visitor reaction to 10th PATS Sandown
All the action from PATS Sandown captured in pictures
PATS Sandown 2018 New Product Awards revealed
Pooch & Mutt's revolutionary Tetra wet food launch
PetQuip launch 2018 awards at PATS Sandown
New horizons for Naturediet
Anco's major re-branding a big success
Chuckit! partners with judging panel of pet industry pupstars for the Chuckit! Challenge 2018
Forthglade introduces full sales team at PATS
First-time appearance for Norfolk Industries...and a New Product Award to go with it!
Friendly but expert approach to pet nutrition market
Lintbells offers more for less at pet exhibition
Vital offered exciting experience for retailers at PATS
Exciting toys set for major launch at PATS Sandown
Get your own copy of Pet Trade Xtra
PATS presented with 10th anniversary cake
Pets at Home stops sale of rabbits during Easter Period
Introducing I AM Home: IAMS' charitable initiative
Pets at Home supports Rabbit Awareness Week with continued ban on instore museli sales
A new, fresh look to celebrate Cotswold RAW's PATS debut
First day at PATS Sandown hailed a huge success
Helping businesses to thrive in ever-changing pet market
Pawtato launches new purple dog chew
True Instinct gets its Nationwide launch
70th anniversary celebrations for herbal experts
ClipBox is welcome addition to Tick Twister
The best of the previous Pet Trade Xtra
Pet industry counts cost as country store chain goes into administration
Fire destroys Gardman warehouse at Daventry
Great stories behind Petface's Christmas 2018 collection
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PATS Sandown 2018 New Product Awards revealed


The winners of the PATS Sandown 2018 New Product Awards, sponsored by pbwnews, were chosen by a team of nine expert pet retail judges, who arrived at the show before 9.30am on Tuesday, March 20, in order to make their choices from an impressive number of more than 180 new products entered.


Their decisions took into account a number of guideline criteria such as product innovation, design, quality, packaging and value for money.


The judges agreed that the New Product Showcase had produced a high calibre of entries with a tremendous amount of innovation. They were pleased to see such a wide range of products, and felt the majority of items on display showed some great innovation.


The Awards were presented to the winners at 1pm on Tuesday by Karen Pickwick, director of pbwnews, and show organizer Gordon Thomas.


Here is a full list of the winners together with the judges’ comments:


PATS Sandown 2018

New Product Award Winners (sponsored by pbwnews)


Bird Product

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Unipet International (stand K14)

Judges said: This product is fairly priced, and has a modern, well-thought-out and different design. It offers good rain protection and is resistant to squirrels.


Cat Product


Pedigree Wholesale (stand D9)

Judges said: An attractive, well package product with a Valerian calming option. It will sit well on the self, as well as being a good impulse buy around the counter. It is also very well priced.


Dog Accessory Product

Grip’n’Tug Toy

PetSafe (Radio Systems) (stand G1)

Judges said: A robust toy specifically designed for large breeds. It encourages interactive and safe play.


Dog Food Product

Nutritional Booster

Soopa Pets (stand B1)

Judges said: This product has excellent packaging, a good price point and fantastic shelf appeal. Many dog owners will be attracted to the fact it’s a vegetarian option.


Dog Treat Product

Pawsecco Freeze Pops

Woof & Brew (stand F7)

Judges said: This product is a great line extension to an award-winning product. It’s refreshing to see a range develop this way. It is well packaged  and can be used for cats as well as dogs.


Grooming Product

Pet Remedy natural de-stress and grooming

Pet Remedy (stand K5)

Judges said: Good extension to the range, great packaging, clean and fresh, great price point.


Pet Care Product

Luxury Reversible Bandana Calming Kit

Pet Remedy (stand K5)

Judges said: A fun product and a calm way of introducing a calming product to any anxious dog. It is easy to administer.


Small Animal Product

Medium Animal House

Norfolk Industries (stand T14)

Judges said: The product has a good price point because you get a lot included. It will provide hours of fun for children and their small furry pets.

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