PATS Sandown is the place for pet retailers to see a host of new and international exhibitors as well as the industry’s big-name brands, all of which will be showcasing their 2016 launches over two packed days on March 22 and 23.
A total of 140 companies will be showcasing their new products, including an impressive number of suppliers and manufacturers appearing at the Sandown Park venue in Surrey for the first time.
Companies like Kevin Milner Countryside and Eden Holistic Pet Products, plus Petitamis, from Italy, and Schulze Heimtierbedarf, from Germany, have confirmed their attendance.
Kevin Milner Countryside is a firm specialising in outdoor photography, which already supplies a number of pet stores with a range of greetings cards containing animal images.
“PATS Sandown was recommended to me by a pet store as the best place for the company to present its products to a wider audience,” admits Kevin Milner. “I’m hoping to sign up more pet shops, garden centres and wholesalers to stock our extensive range of greetings cards.”
For retailers who like to stock ‘made in Britain’ products, the Eden Holistic Pet Foods stand will be worth a visit as all the company’s products are manufactured and packaged in the UK, with British ingredients.
Dirk Schulze, of Schulze Heimtierbedarf, has signed up to exhibit at PATS Sandown because he believes the UK is the biggest market outside the US for dog and cat products.
“I like the layout of PATS because the organisers make it easy for visitors to check out the latest products, and everything is under one roof,” says Dirk.
Rob Harvey Specialist Feeds are returning to PATS after a seven-year absence and are hoping to impress a growing number of pet retailers with their wide range of bird food.
“Over the last four years we have been importing bird related products from all over the world, and because the bird category seems to be a growth area for the pet trade, exhibiting at PATS Sandown seems the sensible option for us. It’s the ideal place for us to showcase our massive range,” says Rob Harvey.
Other newcomers to PATS Sandown include Alfie & Molly’s Dog Bakery, The Dog Treat Company, Barker & Barker and Woofaloo.
Alfie & Molly’s Dog Bakery will be launching their new naturally air dried range at the show and will also be offering 10% off to new customers that place an order on their stand.
The Dog Treat Company will also be offering discounts and bonus units for all PATS customers while Barker & Barker will be showcasing their high-performance, healthy training treats.
PATS Sandown will also be the UK trade launch of the Woofaloo Dog Toilet after three years of development.
Organiser Annie Foord said: “It’s great to see so many new companies choosing to exhibit at PATS Sandown for the first time. Together with our valued regular exhibitors, they are sure to make the two-day show one to remember.”
A full list of the exhibitors can be found at www.patshow.co.uk where visitors can register for free entry to the show.