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Trans-Atlantic Partnership boosts $60BN U.S.

pet trade as award-winning British pet firm and

top U.S. distributor launch new year campaign

Linking London and Chicago: UK’s eco-friendly company Beco Pets
forges ‘green’ alliance with Chicago-based Pet Product Innovations (PPI)

‘Better for your pet, better for the environment’: British firm impresses US customers with products made from bamboo, discarded rice husks,
recycled plastic soda bottles and 100% natural rubber


The trading partnership between America and Great Britain is being boosted by a new ‘Green’ alliance spanning the Atlantic and targeting the US pet trade.

The alliance has been forged in Chicago and London, where top UK pet firm ‘Beco Pets’, Great Britain’s biggest manufacturer of eco-friendly pet products, has launched a major sales and distribution deal.

Beco (the ‘B’ stands for ‘British’, and the ‘-eco’ signals its ecologically-friendly approach to business), is a multi-award-winning, environmentally-conscious pet company that makes pet products using bamboo shards, rice husks, shredded plastic soda bottles and 100 per cent natural rubber.

The London-based company, founded in 2009, has already gained listings with some of the US’s largest wholesalers, including Animal Supply Company, Pet Food Experts, Frontier Distributing and Rio Grande.

Now they are launching a new raft of “green”, eco-friendly products on the US market, targeting the $60 billion US pet trade.

Helping them reach some of the owners of America’s 170 million dog and cats, will be one of America’s best-known and best-connected distributors, Pet Product Innovations, (PPI), based in Chicago.

Founded by serial entrepreneur David Levy, a 19-year veteran in the US pet industry and the man who created top pet supply firm Zeus & Company, PPI have been signed as Beco’s Master Distributor in the US.

Beco’s Co-Founder, young British entrepreneur George Bramble (pictured above left and below, with Beco Pets’ worldwide bestseller the Beco Poop Bag), said: “Our product range covers all four main life activities of dogs and cats – ‘Fetch’, ‘Eat’, ‘Poop’ and ‘Sleep’, in other words, toys, bowls, poop bags and beds.

“Our dog and cat bowls are made from bamboo fibres taken from off-cuts when chopsticks are made, and our Beco Beds contain stuffing made from recycled plastic soda bottles.

We are also bringing to the US a new range of eco-friendly toys, including the brand new Beco Flyer, a flying disc dog toy that whizzes through the air to the delight of its canine catchers.

“All our rubber chew toys, including The Beco Flyer, are made from 100 per cent natural rubber and rice husks, which are toxin-free and extra tough.”

Founder of Pet Product Innovations, David Levy (pictured top right) said: “I spotted British firm Beco Pets as a high-flyer when we agreed to act as their master distributor across the US. I was impressed by their unique offer, great style and green environmental credentials.

“At first, I didn’t know whether our distributors and retailers were ready for what Beco Pets had to offer. I went with my instinct – I decided to bring Beco to the United States because what they offer is unique, has a great style, in look and feel – and that’s only the surface.

“Look deeper, and you’ll discover what they do is good for the Earth, and pets, because they choose to use renewable resources and natural rubber. Having worked and run my own distribution business, specialising in natural and eco-friendly products, I was amazed and impressed at Beco’s eco-credentials and the high quality of their products. Now I’m happy our distributors and retailers tell me Beco products are flying off the shelves.”

Levy added: “There is nothing else in the US pet market with the same green credentials as Beco Pets. I was impressed by Beco’s eco-credentials and the high quality of their products. I know they will be embraced by many caring pet owners in the US.”

One of the many US retailers now excited to be stocking Beco’s new range of products is Bentley’s Corner Barkery, a chain of seven fast-growing stores in the Chicago area. Bentley’s is a family-owned business focused on helping pets and their owners understand the value of healthy foods and wholesome treats. Bentley’s believe Beco Pets will prove popular in the US because of its eco-friendly brand and durable products.

Bentley’s Corner Barkery Co-Founder Lisa Senafe, who recently appeared on CNBC’s ‘The Profit TV show after Bentley’s acquired a seven-store chain in Chicago, Pet Stuff, now employs 40 staff and began stocking Beco Pets products one year ago.

“Beco sells really well,” said Lisa Senafe. “It’s kind of a unique product, unlike others. The Beco brand is eco-friendly and reasonably priced but most importantly very durable. The softer animal toys (great characters by the way!) are ideal for puppies and senior pets. Beco’s bamboo feeding bowls, softer toys and poop bags all sell well and are very popular.” Stocking the Beco Bags helps the retailer promote the Beco brand, as they have to reorder regularly and the bags help promote the brand to the pet owner because they are seeing the Beco Pets name every day when they use them out on dog walks.”

A key player in the US pet trade, Lisa added: “’Green’ goes down very well with the American public, and pet owners really appreciate the eco content of the products, because they are environmentally-conscious people.”

Other US quality stores are bringing Beco in, according to another US pet industry entrepreneur, Marco Giannini, Founder/CEO of Protein For Pets, a company launched two years ago that now spans 14 stores employing 50 staff.

“Making healthy, eco-friendly and affordable products should be the number one thing that pet stores are doing. There’s no reason why we can’t do that in the pet industry,” says Californian-born Giannini, who set up the US-wide eco-conscious pet supply company with his wife and business partner, Berenice.

“Everything that Beco Pets makes is healthy, affordable and good for the planet. That’s exactly the kind of company we want to partner up with. I think it’s unusual for any company to be 100 good for the planet. Beco is unusual because they are uniquely positioned that every single one of their products is health conscious or eco-friendly, and they are affordable.

“The durability and strength of Beco’s products, combined with Beco’s ability to provide a value product that is health conscious and eco-friendly is phenomenal. Beco products’ durability and strength are also unmatched in the industry. I think Beco should be in every pet store in America.”


Notes to Editors
Media release January 19, 2016

About Beco Pets
http://www.becopets-usa.com

Beco Pets is a young, fast-growing, award-winning British company based in London. They are focused on creating fun products that are good for the environment without compromising on quality, price or aesthetics. Beco Pets believe that ‘eco’ living doesn’t mean having to go without. They are working hard to deliver a range of innovative, affordable, and eco-friendly pet products that make sustainable purchasing easy for pet owners. The range at Beco Pets has been growing steadily since the company formed in 2009 and now includes products in all four areas of your pet’s life – Fetch, Eat, Poop and Sleep! Everybody will tell you that their products are the best, but the team at Beco Pets really believe that theirs are. Beco Pets take all their products from design concept, (all Beco products are designed in Great Britain), through to shop shelf, which means the team understand what their retailers and customers really want. They pride themselves on making affordable, non-toxic toys and accessories that work just as well as competitor lines and rarely cost any more. The company believes that the foundations of any great product are selecting the right materials, and wherever possible, they use natural, renewable or recycled materials, such as rice husks, bamboo, plastic bottles and recycled cardboard. Beco’s rubber range is all made from their environmentally friendly rubber, containing ethically sourced rice husk, which is a bi-product from rice farming. This means as well as being biodegradable, their rubber is BPA and Phylaphate free. Beco’s plant fibre plastic is mainly made of bamboo, which is one of the world’s most renewable sources. This makes the bowls 100 per cent biodegradable. The Beco plush toy range and Beco Beds are all stuffed entirely of recycled plastic bottles, making their stuffing extra soft! They even recycle their cardboard boxes in the warehouse into packaging for all their shipments.
Beco Pets has also just been shortlisted as a “UK National Champion” for the prestigious European Business Awards, to be staged in Milan, Italy this summer.

There are more dogs in the US (70m) than there are people in Great Britain (64m). But that hasn’t stopped Beco winning new customers on both sides of the Atlantic – and also in 42 other countries. In fact, its export achievements have also won Beco a number of trade awards


About Pet Product Innovations, LLC 

Founded by 19-year industry veteran David Levy, former owner of Zeus and Company Pet Supply Distributors Inc, Pet Product Innovations, LLC is based in Des Plaines, IL and focuses on bringing to market innovative pet products that better the lives of pets and their owners. From the award-winning Zen Clipper to the #1 selling paw cleaner in America, Paw Plunger, Pet Product Innovations, LLC is devoted to making a difference.

Through the PPI partnership, Beco is engaged with a clutch of America’s key wholesalers, including Animal supply company, who distribute to the West Coast and Pet Food Experts, who cover the Mid West and East Coast. Beco are also linking up with leading regional wholesaler Frontier, who supply Michigan, Ohio and Indiana retailers.

For more information, free pictures and to arrange an interview with George Bramble and Toby Massey, Beco Pets Co-Founders, or with David Levy, Founder of Pet Product Innovations, LLC, please contact:

Beco Pets Media & PR Director Alec Lom (in London, UK):

Email:  
alec@aleclom.com
Skype:  alec.lom
Cell:  +44 (0) 7802 401302

 Also available to help: John Wellman on wellz99@yahoo.com

It’s all about nature

The question why George Bramble and Toby Massey set up Beco Pets, a company manufacturing dog and cat accessories, is easy to answer. The decision was certainly based on the fact that George Bramble had studied environmental science and Toby Massey studied product design with an interest in designing eco products. “However, we had also noticed that pet owners were developing a more pronounced environmental awareness. And at the time we established the company, ecological accessory products were considerably under-represented in the pet supplies market.” It is precisely this trend that the pair wanted to exploit logically since setting up the company in 2009. It was launched at a time when the economic situation was anything but steady. “We built the company up right in the middle of the recession in Europe. That was naturally risky,”Bramble recounts. But their courage was rewarded. Now the company exports it products to 43 countries. Beco Pets has about 20 distributors and in remaining countries it sell directs…

Read the rest of the article here

 

‘Eco Pet’ Cat Edition

September 2015

Beco Cat Bowl: These eco-friendly cat bowls are made from sustainable and biodegradable bamboo and rice husks! Dishwasher safe and ergonomically designed with a low rim – perfect for sensitive cat whiskers.

See full article here

Sell-out honours at PetQuip Awards 2015

Eco pet company sees sales of poop bags soar as the UK leads a global revolution in responsible dog owning

A company whose eco credentials are loved by the world

Sales of Beco Pets poop bags shoot up by 800%

Beco Pets wins ‘National Champion’ status in Europe’s top business award

When did we become so rubbish at taking our dog mess home with us?

Beco Pets Win ‘National Champion’ Status

Trade Me – Degradable poop bags from Beco

Pet Gazette

Glamour Magazine

Meet Beco Pets – The UKs Biggest Manufacturers Of Eco-Friendly Doggy Products

Award for Beco Pets

PetQuip announces finalists for its prestigious Awards

Beco Silicone Travel Bowl

Shopping for poo bag holder

Cute Catnip Toys

Beco Poop Bags help top eco-pet firm to scoop major export award

Product Review: Beco Pet Bone

Travel Bowls – New From Beco

Entrepreneur Of The Fortnight: Eco-Pet Pioneer: George Bramble

MDE 41: Transforming the chop stick offcuts to pet products, George Bramble of Beco Pets

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10 best tough dog toys

 Tuesday 23 June 2015

Got an over-enthusiastic pooch on your hands? We’ve found you durable toys that will last more than five minutes.

Play comes naturally to eco-friendly dog toy company Beco Pets and we love their Ball On Rope. Made from natural rubber and rice husk fibres, the ball is extra-strong and durable making it great for chewers. Used for a game of fetch, the rope handle will allow you to achieve extra throwing distance for your dog’s delight.

See full article here.

Eco-friendly Pet Products from Beco Pet

Many people are now looking for eco-friendly products to use in their homes, recycling more and taking a bit more notice about what goes back into the environment.

But when it comes to pet products can you do the same?

At Beco Pets they make a range of tough, durable products that are also eco-friendly. This young yet fast growing company are focused on bringing you a selection of fun products that are good for the environment without compromising on quality.

With their range of products growing steadily since 2009, they now deliver a range of affordable yet durable eco-friendly pet products that make it easier for owners to make sustainable purchases.

Beco-Pet follow their designs through from concept to shop shelf, with an understanding of what pet owners want, and pride themselves on their range of non-toxic affordable toys and accessories that are a strong challenge on price to their competitors.

Using natural, renewable and recyclable materials Beco Pets also work well to ensure that they maintain a responsible approach to their manufacturing. From beds to balls, food to fouling, Beco Pet have it covered with an extensive range of products that you can recycle again at end of use.

Beco Bowls

“The Beco Bowls are completely sustainable to produce and biodegradable when finished with. They’re made from natural bamboo resin which is BPA free. Designed to be both eco-friendly and functional, these attractive pet bowls are both tough and durable. They are even dishwasher friendly and last for years in the home.”

Priced from £1.99 – £5.99 they are just as economically priced as their plastic or metal counterparts. Yet you can pop them on the compost heap without worry when they are done.

See full article here.

Super Cool All Natural And Eco Friendly Dog Toys For Fun Without The Footprint!

If you like dog toys and acessories that are as funky as they are functional, that are easy on the environment and that are non-toxic then look no further, Beco Pets will be right up your street!

What is Beco?

Beco Pets is a young, fast-growing, award-winning British company based in Bellingham, south-east London. They have been on the block since 2009 and grabbed attention from the get-go with their emphasis on creating fun products that are good for the environment without compromising on quality, price or aesthetics.

They have also recently taken home an award at the GIMA Awards 2015, the Export Achievement Award,  for their impressive expansion from a small boutique UK company to a global brand exporting to over 43 countries around the world.

The Beco Ethos

Beco Pets believe that ‘eco’ living doesn’t mean having to go without and that sustainable purchasing should be easy for pet owners.  The range atBeco Pets has been growing steadily since the company formed and now includes products in all four areas of your pet’s life – Fetch, Eat, Poop and Sleep!

What makes them eco friendly ?

Beco’s rubber range is all made from their environmentally friendly rubber, containing ethically sourced rice husk, which is a bi-product from rice farming. This means as well as being biodegradable, their rubber contains no harmful toxins (it’s BPA and Phylaphate free).  Their plant fibre plastic is also mainly made of bamboo, which is one of the world’s most renewable sources and 100 per cent biodegradable.

On top of that their plush toy range and Beco Beds are all stuffed entirely of recycled plastic bottles, making their stuffing extra soft! They even recycle their cardboard boxes in the warehouse into packaging for all their shipments.

Not surprisingly though, one of Beco’s biggest sellers are their eco-friendly Beco Poop Bags, which are extra-strong, anti-tear and fully degradable. These are definitely a firm walk time favourite among the doggy parents in the office here at the BowWow Times!

See full article here.

Big trade show presence pays off for Beco Pets

Beco Pets had a big presence at PATS Sandown and it paid off hansomely for Britain’s biggest producer of eco-friendly pet products.

The award-winning company, which exports its wares to 43 countries around the world, said they detected “a terrific atmosphere of opportunity” among delegates attending the show this year.

One early highlight for Beco Pets came when their popular Beco Catnip Toys won a “Highly Commended” certificate in the show’s New Product Awards.

Their other great success was their set-up in the main Surrey Hall’s Beco Buyers’ Lounge, which included an inflatable Beco house, a lavish garden with grass and trees, and an expansive adjacent area for visitors to relax at tables and enjoy complimentary beverages.

“Our Beco Buyers’ Lounge proved a major attraction for visitors to the show and this was our best year yet. We’d definitely be up for doing it all again,” said an enthusiastic Toby Massey, Beco Pets’ co-founder, who led the design of the imaginative and colourful Beco enclosure.

“We were giving away free Beco Poop Bags throughout the show and in just two days at Sandown we succeeded in signing up 150 new Beco Poop Bag stockists, which was a tremendous result for us.

”And to win a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Cat Product category was a great honour for us as it was the first award we have ever won at PATS.”

Fellow co-founder George Bramble added: “We thought this year’s show was really well attended, so we take our hats off to the organisers for doing such a great job and putting in so much hard work behind the scenes both before and during the two days.

“We denoted a terrific atmosphere of opportunity among those attending. We felt delegates were networking well, and seemed keen to find new opportunities in the pet industry. All the retailers at the show were clearly showing a great deal of enthusiasm.”

See full article here.

Pet project that sells chopsticks to China

Selling coals to Newcastle may be the stuff of entrepreneurs’ dreams, but one British company has managed to master the art of selling chopsticks to China. The co-founder of Beco Pets had his “eureka” moment on a trip to China, after realising the potential of bamboo dust as a raw material for making eco-friendly pet products when he saw how much of it was left over in the country’s chopstick factories.

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Sacre bleu! French dog owners least likely to clean up after their pooches

The Italians do it, the British do it, but the French and Germans just can’t be bothered. Which country’s dog owners clear up after their pooch’s mess?

They may have the best food, the chicest clothes and that certain je ne sais quoi, but it seems the French are a mucky lot when it comes to dog mess.

French dog owners are the least likely to clean up after their dogs, turning their noses up at the very idea of stopping to gather up their pet’s doings, according to an international survey of dog owners’ habits.

The findings were based on the number of poop bags sold in any one country by British-based pet products company, Beco Pets. The firm has sold more than 10 million of its Beco bags in 17 countries around the world since their launch in 2009.

According to the survey, the most conscientious dog owners outside of the UK – where the company naturally has its strongest customer base – are the Italians, buying nearly 800,000 poop bags between them during a six-month period.

Bottom of the list come the French, buying just 3,600 poop bags during the same period, and the Germans, having bought 4,300. Marginally better are the Russians – with 8,500 – and the Koreans, who bought 16,000 bags.

Toby Massey, co-founder of Beco Petsfound that French dog owners expect their pet’s mess to be picked up by the country’s army of municipal street sweepers and are loathe to do so themselves.

Mr Massey, who commissioned the survey, said: “One French customer recently said to us: ‘The French just do not pick up their dog poop.’ Apparently they think its just not their job to do it and expect council street cleaners to sweep it up after them.

“It’s also the case that many French dog owners live in the countryside, where perhaps they feel less need to clean up after their dogs, whereas on the UK and Italy dog owners tend to live in cities, where there is more onus on keeping the streets clean.”

Mr Massey said the Italians’ fastidiousness may also be explained by the importance they place on cutting a ‘bella figura’ while walking their dogs. “They also seem to be quite eco-conscious and environmentally responsible and so are more likely to clean up the mess their dogs leave behind,” he added.

Mr Massey founded the firm with his business partner George Bramble after the pair spotted a gap in the market for biodegradable and environmentally friendly poop bags. They now sell nearly four million bags a year in the UK, with 1.85 million lost in the six month period covered by the survey.

He said: “Since British dog owners became liable for fines of up to £1,000 for leaving their dog’s mess behind, they have become very conscientious about such matters.”

Beco pets poop bag sales per country:

UK 1.85 million

Italy 792,000)

US 417,000)

Netherlands 365,000

New Zealand 152,000

Canada 112,000

Spain 108,000

Australia 72,000

Czech 72,000

Belgium 48,000

Sweden 28,000

Slovakia 27,000

South Africa 16,500

Korea 16,000

Russia 8,500

Germany 4,300

France 3,600

See full article here.

Eco-friendly pet products made in the UK

(Translated from Portuguese)

Directly from the UK, the eco-friendly products coolest I’ve ever seen! The world is concerned about the environment, and products for pets could not be left out. With this reasoning, entrepreneurs George Bramble and Toby Massey created a totally “green” company, highly conceptual: the Alley Things.

Founded in 2009, the same year won the UK Best Product Award for its Alley Bowl a feeder made of pressed bamboo fiber – chopsticks factories wastes, the Japanese chopsticks, told me George. The piece is super tough, 100% biodegradable, and a pioneer in the market.

Since then, the company has been expanding its product mix in order to meet four basic needs of our pets: eat, play, sleep and poop! Today the line includes toys, beds, bags of poop and related accessories for dogs and cats. The company made its debut at the Global Pet Expo this year.

The toy line is barbaric! With rubber toys, rope and pets, was fully designed for the fun and well-being of your pet without harming the environment.

Rubber toys: made of natural rubber and rice hull fiber, highly resistant and non-toxic.Rubber is flavored with natural vanilla, which greatly aroused the interest of dogs. The balls and bones still has slots for snacks and are irregular, adding to the fun.

Wind-up toys: the strings are produced with a mixture of cotton and hemp (hemp). The hemp fibers are short, which makes the toy more secure. If your pet eat the toy, the likelihood of accidents is lower – long fiber rope toys can cause bottlenecks in internal organs. In addition, all the fibers come from certified organic suppliers, and are pesticide free.

Pets: the line is super fun because it was inspired by the people behind the company. For example, George is the giraffe, Toby is the bear, and so on! Both the outer fabric and the inner padding is made from recycled PET bottles – are reused 12-20 bottles in each toy! Cat toys – mouse, goldfish and bird – has filling catnip (cat grass) American best quality, very stimulating for pussies.

The beds are made of cotton and hemp fiber on the outside, with padding of recycled PET bottles.Each bed consumes 30-90 pet claws, and everything is fully machine washable.

Finally, the line of poop bags. In addition to being fully biodegradable – lead 6 to 12 months to completely degrade – are extra large and reinforced to facilitate the task of collecting caquinhas in general. There are even accessories – one dispenser that attaches to any tab, and for cats, litter pan and shovel. To the core of the roll of bags is made of biodegradable material, rather than plastic, as the majority.

As creativity is a registered trademark of the company, some things are amazing. To wear the team during a fair in England, the creative developed a campaign based on the poop bags, declaring “We love poop” (we love poop). Thus, the team wore shirts with the slogan of the campaign and, of course, drew a lot of attention.

And for anyone who is a fan of The Big Bang Theory, the brand’s products appeared on the show during an episode happened in a pet shop! It’s because? In addition to cool, the products are beautiful!

See full article here.

PATS New Product Awards Revealed

The winners of the PATS Sandown 2015 New Product Awards were chosen by a team of expert pet retail judges and announced by show organiser Gordon Thomas at lunchtime on Tuesday 17th March.

Their decisions, from more than 170 new products entered, 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 were reasonably priced in today’s challenging economic times.

Here is a full list of the winners together with the judges’ comments:

CAT PRODUCT
Winner: KONG Glide ’n Seek
Entered by: KONG

Judges’ comments: This toy is a really innovative product. Cat owners will love the fact that the toy is good quality, durable and long lasting. It will definitely keep a cat entertained for hours while its owner is out and about. It’s a fun toy that fulfils a cat’s natural hunting instincts.

Highly Commended: Beco Catnip Toys
Entered by: Beco Pets

Read full article here.

Leading pet firm to hand out one million poop bags at PATS

One of the UK’s leading pet product companies is giving away one million poop bags free in a nationwide campaign to encourage British dog owners to be more responsible.

Award-winning firm Beco Pets is launching the initiative at PATS Sandown next week (Tuesday and Wednesday), where it is hosting a reception in The Buyers’ Lounge throughout the trade show.

Every one of the 2,000 delegates attending the two-day expo is welcome to visit the lounge, situated in the main Surrey Hall at Sandown Park, near Esher, Surrey. The Beco display area has been turned into a colourful Beco World, with a grassy garden, cut-out trees and an inflatable house.

As well as a warm welcome, delegates will receive free refreshments and have an opportunity to sign up to Beco’s UK-wide ‘Project Poop Bag’ campaign (Campaign motto: ‘We Love Poop!’). Independent pet retailers can register to become a Beco bag stockist for FREE, no strings attached!

Beco Pets are so confident that their  eco-friendly poop bags are bigger, stronger and more eco-friendly than competitors’ that they have undergone a nationwide campaign giving stock away for free in an eye-catching countertop display on the basis that they believe the bags will sell well and the retailer will re-order.

Beco Co-Founder George Bramble (pictured above) said: “We started Project Poop Bag back in the autumn and so far we have had nearly 300 retailers sign up to the campaign. The results have been fantastic with more than 60 per cent    re-ordering within a month. It’s clear that pet owners are looking for strong degradable poop bags in eco-friendly packaging, something our competitors don’t offer. The bags are even eco to the core – they have a recycled cardboard centre unlike competitor products that use plastic.”

As one of the UK’s leading poop bag specialists, Beco Pets have sold a staggering 10 million bags to 15 countries around the world. With 8.5 million dogs in the UK, enterprising British entrepreneurs George Bramble and Toby Massey seized a gap in the market for bigger, stronger and more eco-friendly poop bags.

The award-winning young duo formed the company in 2009, and are now rapidly expanding, exporting their extensive range of pet products to 43 countries worldwide. Based in Lewisham, south London, Beco have designed and manufactured more than 60 eco-friendly products for dogs, cats and other pets, including toys, feeding accessories, poop bags, hygiene products and pet beds.

Famous for their Beco Bowls, which are made from the off-cuts of Chinese bamboo chopsticks, Beco Pets scored another international success with their luxurious extra-comfortable Beco Beds, which have proved a particular hit with British dog owners and their pets. Made from recycled bottles, Beco Beds are up to seven inches thick, making them arguably the comfiest dog beds on the market. The company believes dogs have better dreams on a Beco Bed.

Also expected to catch the eye of stockists attending the show will be the new Beco Plush Toy range, being launched at PATS 2015. Every member of staff at this enterprising young British company has an animal named after them and the Plush Toy range features popular Beco characters such as Toby the Teddy, Aretha the Alligator, Lucy the Parrot and George the Giraffe, named after Co-Founder George Bramble.

Made from recycled plastic bottles, the new Beco toy range is crammed with 10 bottles in every toy. Double-stitched for extra strength, and with a squeaker inside, Beco characters will provide hours of fun for discerning pets and their eco-conscious owners. All Beco Pets’ products are proudly designed in Great Britain.

Beco Co-Founder George Bramble said: “It’s a privilege to be hosting a two-day reception in the PATS 2015 Beco Buyers’ Lounge and everyone is welcome to take the weight off their feet and join us for a cuppa.” Beco Co-Founder Toby Massey added: “Not picking up dog poop is anti-social, and disposing of it in a Beco Bag is easy, which is why we’re aiming to give away one million of them at PATS this year.”

Read full article here.

Leading pet firm are handing out one million poop bags

One of the UK’s leading pet product companies is giving away one million poop bags free in a nationwide campaign to encourage British dog owners to be more responsible.

Award-winning firm Beco Pets launched the initiative at PATS Sandown today (Tuesday), where it is hosting a reception in The Buyers’ Lounge throughout the trade show.

Every one of the 2,000 delegates attending the two-day expo is welcome to visit the lounge, situated in the main Surrey Hall at Sandown Park, near Esher, Surrey. The Beco display area has been turned into a colourful Beco World, with a grassy garden, cut-out trees and an inflatable house.

As well as a warm welcome, delegates will receive free refreshments and have an opportunity to sign up to Beco’s UK-wide ‘Project Poop Bag’ campaign (Campaign motto: ‘We Love Poop!’). Independent pet retailers can register to become a Beco bag stockist for FREE, no strings attached!

Beco Pets are so confident that their  eco-friendly poop bags are bigger, stronger and more eco-friendly than competitors’ that they have undergone a nationwide campaign giving stock away for free in an eye-catching countertop display on the basis that they believe the bags will sell well and the retailer will re-order.

Beco Co-Founder George Bramble (pictured above left) said: “We started Project Poop Bag back in the autumn and so far we have had nearly 300 retailers sign up to the campaign. The results have been fantastic with more than 60 per cent    re-ordering within a month. It’s clear that pet owners are looking for strong degradable poop bags in eco-friendly packaging, something our competitors don’t offer. The bags are even eco to the core – they have a recycled cardboard centre unlike competitor products that use plastic.”

As one of the UK’s leading poop bag specialists, Beco Pets have sold a staggering 10 million bags to 15 countries around the world. With 8.5 million dogs in the UK, enterprising British entrepreneurs George Bramble and Toby Massey (pictured above right)seized a gap in the market for bigger, stronger and more eco-friendly poop bags.

The award-winning young duo formed the company in 2009, and are now rapidly expanding, exporting their extensive range of pet products to 43 countries worldwide. Based in Lewisham, south London, Beco have designed and manufactured more than 60 eco-friendly products for dogs, cats and other pets, including toys, feeding accessories, poop bags, hygiene products and pet beds.

Famous for their Beco Bowls, which are made from the off-cuts of Chinese bamboo chopsticks, Beco Pets scored another international success with their luxurious extra-comfortable Beco Beds, which have proved a particular hit with British dog owners and their pets. Made from recycled bottles, Beco Beds are up to seven inches thick, making them arguably the comfiest dog beds on the market. The company believes dogs have better dreams on a Beco Bed.

Also expected to catch the eye of stockists attending the show will be the new Beco Plush Toy range, being launched at PATS 2015. Every member of staff at this enterprising young British company has an animal named after them and the Plush Toy range features popular Beco characters such as Toby the Teddy, Aretha the Alligator, Lucy the Parrot and George the Giraffe, named after Co-Founder George Bramble.

Made from recycled plastic bottles, the new Beco toy range is crammed with 10 bottles in every toy. Double-stitched for extra strength, and with a squeaker inside, Beco characters will provide hours of fun for discerning pets and their eco-conscious owners. All Beco Pets’ products are proudly designed in Great Britain.

Beco Co-Founder George Bramble said: “It’s a privilege to be hosting a two-day reception in the PATS 2015 Beco Buyers’ Lounge and everyone is welcome to take the weight off their feet and join us for a cuppa.” Beco Co-Founder Toby Massey added: “Not picking up dog poop is anti-social, and disposing of it in a Beco Bag is easy, which is why we’re aiming to give away one million of them at PATS this year.”

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Visitors flock to Sandown Park for PATS

18th March 2015
By Neil Pope

The opening day of PATS Sandown was hailed a success by exhibitors who unveiled an array of products to visitors at the Surrey venue.

Many exhibitors were particularly pleased to see a growing number of international buyers visiting the show as well as UK-based retailers.

The new Beco Buyers’ Lounge was busy all day and Beco Pets co-founder George Bramble said: “This year’s show has been a runaway success for us. We’ve been all hands to the pump.

The retailers have loved stepping into our inflatable Beco house and strolling across our trim lawn. Our Beco Poop Bags have been flying off the shelves like hot cakes.”

His co-founder, Toby Massey, was on hand to receive a highly commended award for Beco’s new recycled plastic catnip toys.

“Having launched our new plush toy range at PATS, we were especially pleased to be recognised in this way,” he said. “It’s a product we have taken lots of care and attention developing.”

Nathan Perry, key account manager of Pooch & Mutt, said this year’s show was the best yet.

“Our stand has been incredibly busy. PATS Sandown is my favourite show,” he said. “As a small company we don’t have reps on the road, so this show is the only time we can see other suppliers, current customers and prospective new customers all in one place at the same time.”

Ken Seymour, of The Tasty Bone Company, was pleased to welcome a high number of international visitors on to his stand, and said the quality of interest shown in the company’s product range, particularly the Tasty Twin Pack, was impressive.

AmPet Products was another exhibitor reporting lots of interest from overseas. “We’ve had an inquiry from a Moroccan pet shop,” said sales director Alex Wilson. “Our DOOG and Dexas products have attracted good interest from home and abroad.”

Ken Mackinnon, of K9 Dog Wash, said business was non-stop on his stand for the first three hours of the show.

“We sold two of our K9000 coin operated dog wash units, which is amazing,” he said. “ One buyer said he had visited the show just to see us.”

Aqueos was attending its second PATS Sandown and it proved well worthwhile as its Spray on Plaster won Best Pet Care Product.
“After the awards were presented one of the judges came on to the stand and placed an order,” said Tracy Richards. “Overall, the interest in our products has been fantastic.”

Visitors to the show were equally enthusiastic about the first day’s activities. Marshalls Pet Store, from Poole, Dorset, said: “Wow! What an awesome day at PATS Sandown. It rocked!”

PATS Sandown is open today (Wednesday, March 18) until 4pm.

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Product innovation rewarded at PATS

17th March 2015
By Neil Pope

The winners of the PATS Sandown 2015 New Product Awards were chosen by a team of expert pet retail judges today (Tuesday) from more than 170 new products entered.

Their decisions took into account a number of criteria such as product innovation, design, quality, packaging and value for money.

The judges agreed that the New Product Showcase – sponsored by pbwnews(petbusinessworld.co.uk) – 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 were reasonably priced in today’s challenging economic times.

RESULTS:

CAT PRODUCT
Winner: KONG Glide ’n Seek, entered by KONG. Judges’ comment: This toy is a really innovative product. Cat owners will love the fact that the toy is good quality, durable and long lasting. It will definitely keep a cat entertained for hours while its owner is out and about. It’s a fun toy that fulfils a cat’s natural hunting instincts. Highly commended: Beco Catnip Toys, Beco Pets.

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Beco Pets to give away one million poop bags

16th March 2015
By Sandra Pearce

Award-winning firm Beco Pets is giving away one million poop bags in a nationwide campaign to encourage British dog owners to be more responsible.

Beco Pets is launching the initiative at PATS Sandown 2015 (which opens tomorrow, March 17), where it is hosting a reception in The Buyers’ Lounge throughout the two-day trade show.

A spokesman said that Beco Pets is so confident that its poop bags are bigger, stronger and more eco-friendly than competitors that it launched the Project Poop Bag campaign using eye-catching countertop displays, and is giving the bags away for free.

Beco co-founder George Bramble said: “We started Project Poop Bag back in the Autumn and so far we have had nearly 300 retailers sign up to the campaign. The results have been fantastic, with more than 60% re-ordering within a month.

“It’s clear that pet owners are looking for strong, degradable poop bags in eco-friendly packaging, something our competitors don’t offer. The bags are even eco to the core – they have a recycled cardboard centre, unlike competitor products that use plastic.”

All PATS visitors are welcome to visit the lounge, situated in the Surrey Hall at Sandown Park. The Beco display area has been turned into a colourful Beco World, with a grassy garden, cut-out trees and an inflatable house.

Independent pet retailers can register to become a Beco bag stockist for free. Beco Pets has sold 10 million bags in 15 countries.

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