In This Issue
Tetra welcomes Spring with new pond care and food range
Pet shop owner counts the cost of floods
Broomhall Feeds becomes Sneyd’s Wonderfeeds wholesaler in Scotland
Gift buying for pets is becoming big business
James Milbourne takes over as trainee CEO at Symply
Dozens of coats donated to homeless dogs
BSB Products launches new cat litter with unparalleled odour control
Collarways introduce new Zogoflex dog toys to UK
Caught on camera: thief steals python from pet shop by hiding it down his trousers
Barking Heads launches limited edition dog treats for Valentine's Day
Get your own copy of Pet Trade Xtra
Police appeal after theft from Pets at Home in Weston-super-Mare
Alpha Feeds launches Sporting Dog of the Year competition
Devotion award for Brighouse police dog
Eukanuba announces top athlete as ambassador
Dog fouling fine doubles in Scotland
Supreme honour for South Africa’s most successful poacher-hunting dog
RSPCA warning after poorly kitten is dumped in blanket in Sutton Coldfield
Find out how Pet Trade Xtra can help to promote your business and products.

Contact for all editorial matters

Or to discuss advertising and sponsorship opportunities.
Gift buying for pets is becoming big business

More pet owners are buying gifts for their animals, especially at Christmas, says an award-winning retailer.

Le Friquet Garden Centre in Guernsey has just been recognised as The Greatest Pet Christmas Team in a competition organised by Garden Trade News.

Centre manager James Robin says: “Pets is a core footfall driver for our centre and one of the cornerstones of our business in the Island so it’s hugely important to us year round.

“The trend of pet owners buying their animals Christmas gifts has been growing year on year and we see that continuing through product and display innovation.”

The Greatest Christmas Awards judges said of Le Friquet: “The pet centre at Le Friquet was on grand scale and full of stylish displays in which the team had clearly invested a lot of effort.”

Le Friquet won gold at the awards in Harrogate on Sunday, along with Bents Home & Garden near Warrington in Cheshire.

The Pet Place Café, a huge selection of pet beds, ‘Let them try it before you buy it’ dog food sampling opportunities, good relationship with societies and a resident pet behavior expert made this a clear winner, revealed the judges.

The Greatest Pet Christmas Team 2015


  • Baytree Garden Centre
  • Cherry Hill Garden & Landscape Centre
  • The Old Railway Line

Bronze: Raemoir Garden Centre

Silver: Planters Tamworth

Silver: Torwood Garden Centre

Gold: Bents Garden & Home

Gold: Le Friquet Garden Centre

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Newsletter Marketing Powered by Newsweaver