Pawexpo helps retailers access this thriving profit opportunity

With High Street spending declining, a downturn in employment and wages growth, as well as an imminent Brexit, you may think that the pet industry would also be suffering from cutbacks but instead it’s thriving as we enter the new decade.
The value of the UK pet products and services market is forecast to reach £7 billion by 2021 according to AMA Research, with British pet owners putting their animals’ contentment and happiness up there with their own.  Health and wellbeing will be the focus of the brand new Pawexpo, a new high-end pet-focused exhibition launching this September, supported by the team and co-located next to the annual Glee garden and outdoor living trade event (15th – 17th September, NEC Birmingham).
Designed with a wide range of pet retailers in mind – from traditional pet stores to garden centres, high street, independent gift store, and online to name but a few - Pawexpo will be the ultimate pet show experience putting pet care at the forefront of buyers’ minds and equipping them with the tools and knowledge to capitalise on this ever-growing industry sector.

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Perennial Goes Potty For New Potty Feet

Perennial has joined forces with Jardinopia Ltd to launch an exclusive design of Potty Feet at Spring Fair 2020. The Perennial Rose Potty Feet have been designed exclusively for Perennial and 10% of the recommended retail price (£19.99) is being donated to Perennial to help in their work to build better futures for people in horticulture and their families.
The Potty Feet are made from a unique and durable crushed stone and poly resin formula and come in an Antique Bronze finish. They are frost proof (and can be left outside all year around), UVA resistant and hand painted using lead-free products. The Perennial Rose comes in a gift packaged set of three so that your plant pot stands evenly balanced on any surface – whether in your home or outside, and displayed beautifully on your decking, patio or windowsill.
Tony Barnett from Jardinopia said:
‘’We are absolutely delighted to be able to support Perennial this year by launching our Rose Potty Feet exclusively for them. It’s an honour to be associated with such a worthy cause, and we are confident the Perennial Rose will prove to be a huge hit with our existing and new customers.’’

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Time for hospitality sector to “step up to the plate and source local” to beat Brexit uncertainties.

Brexit might be “almost over the line” as far as the politicians are concerned, but with trade details still to be hammered out, leading to potential hold ups and tariffs for both imports and exports over the next year or so, organisations involved in the West Country food and drink sector are urging businesses in the hospitality sector to “source local”.
Hale Events, organisers of next week’s Source trade show, which takes place at Westpoint, near Exeter, from 5th to 6th February, say that the only sure way to ensure continuity of supplies – and guarantee costs going forward – is to buy from one of the huge range of quality producers who will be at their show.
“We’ve got over 200 exhibitors from the South West and beyond at the event,” says Mike Anderson, MD of Hale Events, “all ready to ‘step up to the plate’ and offer local businesses the very freshest quality foods and state-of-the-art equipment.This is the perfect opportunity to check out your supply options, compare prices and quality, and build new contacts.”

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