The winners of the PATS Sandown 2017 New Product Awards were chosen by a team of expert pet retail judges, who arrived at the show before 9.30am on Tuesday, March 21, in order to make their choices from a record number of more than 200 new products entered.
Their decisions took into account a number of guideline criteria such as product innovation, design, quality, packaging and value for money.
The judges agreed that the New Product Showcase had produced a high calibre of entries with a tremendous amount of innovation. They were pleased to see such a wide range of products, and felt the majority of items on display showed some great innovation.
Here is a full list of the winners together with the judges’ comments:
ZiwiPeak Air Dried Cat Food
Entered by: Natural Pet Products
Judges’ comments: This unique product brings air-dried food into the cat category – in line with the dog food market. The packaging is innovative and incorporates a special window so that customers can see the contents.
DOG FOOD AND TREATS
Pure Buffalo Chew
Entered by: Loving Pets UK
Judges’ comments: Everything about this product is good – good re-sealable packing, good value and good natural ingredients.
DOG ACCESSORY PRODUCT
Entered by: EzyDog
Judges’ comments: With car safety for pets high on everyone’s agenda with law changes in the pipeline, this dog harness was a unanimous winner. This well thought-out product incorporates good padding for comfort and safety.
Super Suet Starter Pack
Entered by: Unipet International
Judges’ comments: A great value product that is well packaged, making it attractive to the customer. It will also help to encourage more people to feed the birds in their garden.
SMALL ANIMAL PRODUCT
SnuggleSafe I’ll Eat My Hat
Entered by: SnuggleSafe
Judges’ comments: It’s a fun product that will sell in big numbers because of its ‘pocket-money’ pricing.
PET CARE PRODUCT
WildWash Flea and Bug Spray with Horsetail, Eucalyptus and Nettle
Entered by: WildWash
Judges’ comments: The thought and development that went into this product is impressive, with ingredients being ethically sourced from four continents.
Dirty Dogs Have All The Fun Shampoo Range
Entered by: House of Paws
Judges’ comments: Stand-out packaging and a great price point will make this product fly off the shelves.
Pawsecco Wine For Dogs and Cats
Entered by: Woof & Brew
Judges’ comments: This product has a great price point, the ingredients are natural, and it looks like a gift. It caters for both cats and dogs, and can even be drunk by pet owners.