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Pet industry pays tribute to one of its leading figures
Pet Industry Federation responds to criticism over its stance on selling puppies in pet shops
Last chance to reserve a place at this year's UK Forum & Awards
Pets at Home shares dip following weaker-than-expected sales growth
New brand claims to introduce a revolution in dog food
£2,000 investment grants available to British companies exhibiting in PetQuip group at Global Pet Expo 2016
More export success forecast following Meet the Buyer
Billy + Margot launch a new 150g wet food
Foss Feeds wins star prize in Wagg's 'Spin to Win'
Grain-free treats added to Petface’s ‘Dog Deli’ range
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Restaurant plans for closed pet shop
Pet shop owner banned from keeping dogs
Former Pets at Home director joins Shop Direct as Operations Director
Ancol announces five-year partnership with Birmingham Dogs Home
Vets braced for pet ‘fright nights’ in November
ACANA sponsors top UK flyball team
Pets at Home open new store at cinema development
Americans spent $350 million on pet costumes at Halloween
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More export success forecast following Meet the Buyer

British suppliers of garden and pet products are set to make further inroads into export markets following their participation in another successful ‘Meet the Buyers’ event organised by the Gardenex and PetQuip associations. 

The latest event has resulted already in positive reactions from a Romanian importer/distributor who expects to be placing orders with four or five of the garden product suppliers he met at the event. 

Similar good news comes from a pet product buyer from Iceland who is now in meaningful discussions with three UK suppliers. Feedback is awaited from the other buyers from Serbia and Switzerland, although the Swiss pet product buyer has described the experience as “fantastic event that would result in some good and long-lasting relationships."

Pictured at the event are (clockwise): Ion Waszkiewicz (standing far left) of Coralya, Romania; Charlie Parker of Gardenex; Olga Gίsladόttir and Kristίn Gίsladόttir of Garheimar, Iceland; Daniela Chirico Peña S of Petco A, Switzerland; and Erwin Meier-Honegger of Meier, Switzerland.

Commenting on the ‘Meet the Buyers’ events that have been organised by Gardenex and PetQuip for many years, commercial manager Charlie Parker said: “Without doubt, the format of these events has proved to be very successful for seasoned UK exporters, firms that are new to market and with the visiting overseas buyers. 

"Each year we aim to bring buyers from around twenty different countries to the UK and every event has resulted in new export business for the attending suppliers from the garden, leisure and pet sectors. ‘Meet the Buyers’ days have an important role to play within our expanding programme of export-creating events and we are already recruiting buyers for our next ‘Meet the Buyers’ day which will be held on 2 March 2016.  The event will also include an information programme focussing on ‘Global Opportunities for Garden and Pet."

Companies interested in attending future ‘Meet the Buyers’ events can register their interest by contacting  either Theresa Swann on email: or  Emma Lewis on email:

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