Nine leading British suppliers of petcare products will be exhibiting their latest innovations on the British pavilion or individually on other booths at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida from 22 to 24 March 2017. The British exhibitor group is being organised for the seventh year running by the UK’s pet trade association, PetQuip, and six of the exhibitors will be receiving cash grants secured by the association from the Department for International via its Tradeshow Access Program.
Grants of £2,000 could be made available for eligible British companies who are in a position to act very quickly and that can comply with the terms and conditions of the funding scheme. Interested UK companies should contact PetQuip, in the first instance
Among the new products on show are complete dry pet foods, home cooked pet food mixes, natural health supplements, dry shampoos, a high performance cooling coat for dogs, a dog bed with orthopaedic memory foam fill, a new force in pet urine cleanup, dog food packaging and automated chicken coop door openers.
Strong new business has been secured as a result of the PetQuip-organised British group at the last six editions of Global Pet Expo. Due to the fact that the association has secured a prime new location for the British pavilion at the heart of the show, considerable interest in the UK products from US and international buyers is expected.
The British companies and their products are as follows:
ChickenGuard® (Booth 1270) is displaying its new and improved range of automated chicken coop door openers that provide protection against predators. The standard model is fitted with a timer only; the premium version has both a timer and light sensor; and the extreme model is designed for heavy duty doors of up to 4kg. The ChickenGuard door openers have been tried and tested by 35,000 users worldwide.
Doogie Stuff Group (Booth 1266) is exhibiting CSI URINE®, which is described as a new force in pet urine cleanup. CSI URINE® is a blend of natural bio-active enzymes, surfactants and plant extracts that attacks stains and odours at the molecular level to leave surfaces forensically clean. The product has proven high-performing bio-enzymatic formulations and is non-toxic, 100 per cent biodegradable and safe around humans and animals. The company is also exhibiting its widely used Litter Kwitter® device that helps people train their cats to use a human toilet. The product consists of a special white base plate (like an oversized toilet seat) plus three colour-coded training discs. The product is supplied with a step-by-step training DVD and works by gradually introducing the cat to using the toilet through a simple three-step process.
Dr John Premium Pet Food (Booth 1173) is showing its Dr John brand that offers healthy and competitively priced quality, complete dry pet foods. These well-recognised innovative premium formulas have been created to satisfy all customers’ requirements. Although the main market for the products is for working and sporting dogs, there are also foods for show dogs, cats and ferrets. The latest additions to the company’s range comprise hypoallergenic lamb and rice and grain-free chicken and potato varieties.
Hilton Herbs (Booth 651) is showing its ranges of natural health supplements for dogs, cats, birds and poultry. The tried and tested FDA approved supplements support a variety of conditions that are common to dogs, cats, birds and poultry of all ages. The supplements comprise 100 per cent premium natural ingredients with no fillers. The company offers free helpline expertise and easy online wholesale account set-up, with additional training and educational retailer support available.
Law Print & Packaging Management Ltd (Booth 1272) is displaying its ranges of bags for treats and foods that when unsealed will condition a dog to unconsciously associate the sound with being rewarded. The company has a dedicated team of specialists that spans the entire packaging supply chain including design, print, quality assurance and international logistics.
Max & Lucy (Booth 1169) is launching a dry shampoo range for dogs. The products comprise a 100 per cent natural solution that provides a method of cleaning and freshening-up dogs without the need to use a single drop of water. The solution is particularly fast and convenient as it saves the hassle of giving a wet bath.
OGGI GB Inc (Booth 1167) is showing its 100 per cent British biscuit and cake mixes that enable owners to bake their own home-cooked treats for their dogs. Made in the UK and now new to the USA with FDA approval, the Oggi’s Oven mixes are available in eight flavours, and all ingredients are natural, free from additives and preservatives and are even human consumption approved. The Oggi’s Oven products are a healthy and fun way to treat a dog, and provide a great way to involve children with the care of the family pet whilst at the same time teaching them domestic science skills. New for 2017 are Oggi’s Birthday and Christmas Gift Boxes, along with a brand new award winning invention “TRIKKA”. Also on view will be prelaunch samples of a textile range which will include matching baking aprons for parents and children, a children’s chef hat among other products.
PetQuip (Booth 1268)) is the International Trade Association of Pet Equipment Suppliers. The PetQuip team assists and promotes the development of international trade in the pet equipment sector, providing a catalyst for business contact between manufacturers, suppliers and international buyers around the world. As part of its free UK pet product sourcing service to overseas buyers, PetQuip has published a PetQuip Buyers’ Guide, which includes a directory of members’ product ranges, and copies will be available to all buyers visiting the PetQuip booth.
Scruffs (Booth 3445) is showing its comprehensive collections of dog bedding designed in the UK. Scruffs® Luxurious dog bedding combines innovation with stylish design, and includes beds that are eco-friendly, self-heating, orthopaedic and water-resistant. New for 2017 is the Scruffs ArmourDillo, a bed that combines an extremely durable and waterproof cover with an orthopaedic memory foam fill.
Trilanco Ltd (Booth 1171) is a British brand that is best known for its high performance cooling coat for dogs. The product cools without wetting the dog, making it ideal for show dogs as well as pets. In addition to the coat, the range contains the Grooming Towel, which reduces grooming times by up to 60 per cent, and a Cooling Mat. There is also a collection of sprays, shampoos and cleaners that kill 99.9999 per cent of bacteria, viruses and fungi. The range is being expanded to include equine products.