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MPM sales driven up another 25% by pet pampering trend Subscription

23 Sep 2016 | By Edward Devlin

The group drove revenues last year thanks to its first foray into TV advertising for the Encore brand

lily's kitchen

Lily's Kitchen overhauls cat meals and treats

16 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The portfolio will appear on shelf this month with new packaging, improved recipes and extra flavours

Gary Lake, Lily's Kitchen

Gary Lake joins Lily’s Kitchen as supply chain director Subscription

12 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Lake has spent more than 20 years working in grocery and pharmaceuticals for animals

Gardman British Legion bird feeder

Gardman and Royal British Legion team up to feed the birds

11 Aug 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Each sale of the cast iron feeder will see 50p going to the armed forces charity

Pedigree

Mars Petcare expands dog treats with Pedigree Puppy Tasty Bites Subscription

11 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

The NPD of chicken flavoured bite-sized cubes has been launched with a promotional price of £1.50

Chris Lock, Lily's Kitchen

Lily’s Kitchen appoints Chris Lock as marketing director Subscription

10 Aug 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

His arrival follows that of new product director Emma Wrigley

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Sainsbury's trials 'electronic tongue' to test petfood

04 Aug 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The machine’s sensors are designed to analyse the same flavours as the tongue of a cat or dog

whiskas cat soup

Cat soups: Whiskas and Sheba add 'UK firsts'

22 Jul 2016 | By Beth Gault

The super-premium cat soup segment is a “huge” emerging space, Mars Petcare says

Alex Sandover Lily's Kitchen

Alexander Sandover made e-commerce director at Lily’s Kitchen Subscription

16 Jun 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The former Twinings man plans “to educate and inspire pet owners”

Dreamies

Dreamies launches limited edition Snacky Mouse toy

08 Jun 2016 | By Beth Gault

The limited edition toy comes with a 60g bag of cheese-flavoured treats

Pets Corner

Pets Corner becomes UK’s second largest pet chain with £6m PamPurredPets deal Subscription

04 Apr 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Pets Corner has grown its store estate by 51 outlets to become the UK’s second largest pet chain after buying competitor PamPurredPets for £6m.

Ian Kellett

Ian Kellett takes over as chief executive at Pets at Home Group

23 Mar 2016 | By Andrew Don

Pets at Home Group has appointed a new chief executive following the resignation of Nick Wood

Purina Beyond

Nestlé launches Purina Beyond dry dogfood sub-brand duo

22 Mar 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The premium range will be available in 2kg and 10k packs

Lilys Kitchen

Lily’s Kitchen launches Dinner’s On Us petfood charity drive Subscription

15 Feb 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Brand pledges to give away 650,000 meals for cats and dogs

Simon Gwynn

Aldi to sell first MSC-certified own-label catfood in the UK Subscription

08 Feb 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

The 100g packs will be available in two variants and have a 21p rsp…

Pooch & Mutt

Pooch & Mutt secures bank funding to chase more growth Subscription

03 Feb 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Premium petcare brand Pooch & Mutt has secured a five-figure bank funding package to keep up soaring demand for its natural, health-focused dog food, treats and supplements.

Dreamies

Mars Petcare gives Dreamies cat treat range a bright new look

25 Jan 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Revamped packs feature a fresh logo and an updated cat character…

Purina cat soup

Soup for cats launched under Purina Gourmet brand Subscription

21 Jan 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Single-serve pouches are designed to complement an animal’s existing diet

mpm petcare

MPM petfood sale set to spark flurry of private equity interest Subscription

15 Jan 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Premium petfood manufacturer MPM Products is expected to spark a dogfight among a handful of private-equity firms

whiskas redesign

Whiskas Dry cat food range gets revamp with new formulation

18 Dec 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The update will be supported with a £10m spend across the year

felix

Felix takes catfood top spot as Whiskas sales tumble Subscription

22 Oct 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Treats and premium single-serve lines have helped Felix take the top spot in the catfood market

Lily's Kitchen cat trays

Lily's Kitchen extends pet food line-up Subscription

17 Aug 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Rolling out later this month, the trays will be available from Waitrose, Ocado, Tesco and independent retailers

lily's kitchen henrietta morrison

Lily's Kitchen secures cash boost from US firm Catterton Subscription

08 Aug 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Fast-growing petfood business Lily’s Kitchen has been boosted by a cash injection from US private-equity firm Catterton…

houndsounds

Lily's Kitchen to sponsor dogcast Subscription

28 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

The pet food brand announced a tie-up with the Houndsounds podcast for dog owners

wild birds

Are the mults missing a trick with wild bird seed?

19 Aug 2016 | By Maddie Maynard

Petcare is filled with products for cats and dogs, so why are retailers reluctant to stock more wild bird seed and feeders in their stores?

lily's pet snack bar

Purrfect! Pet food leaps on posh pouches Subscription

18 Dec 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Who’s a good boy, then? Petcare is defying downturn and deflation

dog eating at table

Petcare Category Report 2015 Subscription

22 Oct 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

No matter how tough times get, Brits don’t cut corners when it comes to their pets. That means natural as well as premium

dentaflex

Petcare: treats fail to halt slide in sales Subscription

19 Dec 2014 | By Emma Sturgess

Not as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as last year, petcare sales have slipped 0.8% in value on volumes down 3.1%…

spar pet food

Spar relaunches 'improved' cat and dog food in smaller packs

01 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Spar has revamped its own-label cat and dog food with improved recipes and smaller packs…

Focus on petcare

Focus on Petcare Subscription

23 Oct 2014 | By Emma Sturgess

Talk about pampered pets! A year ago, our report on falling prices and own-label growth in petcare could have raised doubt…

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Petfood sales increase sets tails wagging Subscription

20 Dec 2013 | By Liz Hamson

The dogs had their dinner and the cats got their cream – as sales in the category returned to value and volume growth…

Focus on Petcare

Focus on Petcare

11 Nov 2013 | By Alison Coleman, Rob Brown

It’s claws out in petcare and own label has gained the upper paw. Retailer offerings have outgrown all but one of the top 10 bestsellers, leaping 6.5% in value - or £24.9m.

Focus On Petcare

Nestle Purina PetCare Company Subscription

13 Aug 2013 | By MarketLine

This SWOT analysis company profile is the essential source for top level data and information…

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