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Welcome to the Glenkrag blog, we aim to keep you as informed as possible with the latest news, views and reviews, of products, website updates and anything else which is relevent to our trade.

Added: 7/7/2016
New Coding for Kong
If you order Kong products regularly from Glenkrag then you may already have noticed that in the last week we have changed our order codes for the range we carry.

In the past all our Kong codes started with a CO Prefix, this was a historic code that went back to when Kong was distributed by the Co. Of Animals, something that ceased to be the case a few years ago.

We have now changed the prefix for our Kong products to KO, making it easier to signify which lines are Kong and which lines are Co. Of Animals from the Prefix. We`ve also gone a step further and where our codes had no significance to any of the markings on the product we have changed our code so it reflects what is on the product, a Small Classic Kong Toy for example was CO010 has now become KOT3, KO being the Kong Prefix and T3 being the code on the product. We hope by switching to these codes it`ll make it much easier for our customers to lift a product and find a code which relates to our code and is then easier to order or to find on our website.

If you`re thinking that is a good idea BUT I`m now going to need to recode everything I had before then there is more good news, we have added the old codes to the search reference tags for each product on the website and we`ve done the same in our Order processing system, so if you ordered CO010 in the past, you can still order CO010 going forward and you`ll receive the correct product, it`ll just be KOT3 on your invoice.

Below is a link to the PDF detailing the code changes, should you wish to update your systems.

View/Download Details of the Code Change
[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 20/06/2016
Edit Button Added to Basket
If you place orders online with us regularly you may have noticed that in recent days, we have added an Edit button beside each of the items in the basket on the checkout page of the website. The edit page will now allow customers to change a quantity of the line in question which should prove much quicker than adding lines over and over again or removing lines and having to re-order them to get a lower quantity. Although we`re not entirely sure how the feature had remained overlooked up to this stage, the enhancement has come on the back of customer feedback to our reps, if you have any suggestions for enhancements to our website, please feel free to discuss it with the reps and it does get back to our web admin team who will at least give it consideration.

[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 12/04/2016
Glenkrag Stock Lines Pickup PPM Awards
The Pet Product Marketing Magazine Retailer Recommended Awards for 2016 have recently been announced with most of the awards going to lines and suppliers that are available from Glenkrag.

Unlike many awards that are chosen by a judge these awards are voted for by retailers, highlighting products and brands that have made a difference to their business over the past year.
So who won what?

Product of the Year - Forthglade Natural Grain Free Lifestages
"Focusing on quality ingredients, high meat contents and beneficial vitamins and minerals, the brand has kept it`s loyal customers close while attracting a dedicated new following" -PPM

Innovation of the Year - Torus Bowls
"Our award winning line of Torus Bowls look great, they are great to travel with, convenient and provide clean fresh water all day long" -Carina Evans, CEO of Dog Rocks, in PPM

Small Animal Product of the Year - Tiny Friends Farm Range
"Bringing well-known names such as Russel Rabbit, Gerty Guinea Pig and Harry Hamster under the Tiny Friends Farm banner has been a bold move by Supreme Petfoods that has directly appealed to today`s shopper" -PPM

Exotics Product of the Year - Exo Terra Vivarium Kits
"Constant Product development and industry leading support puts Exo Terra in the top spot once again` -PPM

Bird Product of the Year - Johnston & Jeff High Energy Blend
"Johnston & Jeff is a genuine brand - it represents particular and significant values to the retailer and to the consumer" -PPM

Brand of the Year - The Company of Animals
"The Company of Animals has been the UK market leader in the development of innovative training aids to stop dogs pulling: and it all began with the creation of the original Halti Headcollar in 1979" -PPM

Business Achievement of the Year - Burns Pet Food
"The foods are a firm favourite among pet owners and stockists and there are varieties to suit all life stages." -PPM

Aquatic Products of the Year - Tetra Fun Tips
"Tetra FunTips is an exciting and interactive way of feeding fish for maximum fun and consumer engagement" -PPM


Sources: Pet Product Marketing - Retailer Recommended Awards 2016 Supplement.

[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 24/8/2015
Introducing our Mobile Friendly Website
To keep up with shifting trends in internet usage we have designed a mobile friendly version of our website to make it even easier to browse products, order products and now even show products to your customers all from your mobile or tablet.

Some key benefits
- Our mobile site has been designed to be minimalistic to reduce page sizes, loading times and data usage
- Our mobile site fits to the width of your devices screen, no more scrolling left and right to read text if you`ve been using our desktop site on your phone
- Our mobile site is integrated with our desktop site, you can add an item to your basket on your phone and it will be in your basket on your desktop computer ideal for adding items on the move and your remember them.
- Our mobile site has a "hide pricing" feature*, ideal for showing your customer an item on your phone or tablet without them seeing your costs.
- Our mobile site has a touchscreen friendly interface to make it as easy as possible to navigate the website

We know that the last thing anyone needs when they are trying to rush an order is to have an enforced change of the website they are used to, so rather than us redirect your phone or tablet to the mobile site, here is the address to of our mobile website and you can try it and bookmark it at your own leisure. To visit out mobile friendly site go to http://m.glenkrag.co.uk on your phone or tablet.

* To use the "Hide Pricing" feature, go to the home page of the mobile website and click on "Click Here to Hide/ Show Pricing" link at the bottom of the page, to turn pricing back on visit the page again.

Visit Our Mobile Site Here
[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 23/03/2015
Facebook Competition
Between 23/03/15 and 03/04/15 we will post a cryptic picture each working day which will be referring to one of our products on our facebook page, to enter the competition you need to put the clues together in order to guess what the product is that the image refers to.

When you think you`ve got the answer then send us a private message on facebook with your answer for the day including your store name and you will be entered into a draw to win the tank at the top of the page at the end of the competition!

The Rules Are Simple:
- The competition is only open to Glenkrag Trade customers and their staff (who have liked our page!).
- Answers must be given as a private message on Facebook, not as a reply to the competition posts (otherwise everyone will get the answer right away!).
- One entry per person per picture caption. The competition runs for 10 days with a new picture each day, so if you`re very clever and answer correctly each day it`s possible for you to have a total of 10 entries in our competition to win!
- One winner will be drawn at random at the end of the competition from all of the correct entries over the 10 days
Visit Our Facebook Page
[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 14/01/2015
Winter Essentials fro Dogs
As many parts of the country would have woken up this morning to snow or frost on the ground having experienced near or below freezing temperatures it's worth taking a moment to stop and think about the needs of our pets in the cold weather and whether you have them in your store to sell, here are some winter essentials to consider for your store.

Dog Coats – In recent years there has been an increase in the sales of dog coats and I notice more and more people walking dogs with coats on, whether it's toy dogs with fashion coats, working dog with wax jackets or urban dogs with warmth coats on it seems to be a more common sight these days.

Hi Viz Products – There is a pretty simple message when it comes to road safety in the dark winter mornings and nights, "Be Safe, Be Seen". There is now a wide range of hi viz or reflective products available, from collars, leads, safety wasitcoats, coats with hi viz flashes on them all of which will improve the visibility of your dog in the dark.

Kennel Add Ons – With temperatures dropping to below freezing at times over the course of the winter, if you’ve an outside dog it's worth spending that wee bit extra to help keep them warm. Draft excluders are available for our EcoChoice range and some of our wooden kennels and the Cosy Crib is an excellent add on to improve the insulation of the Wooden Flat Roof Kennels. (Watch Out for Offers on the Wooden Kennels on our New Promotions – Starting Monday 19th)

Heat Pads – Ancol produce a very popular range of self heating pads, they are a soft bed on the outside which contains a reflective pad on the inside which reflects the dogs heat back to them, much in the same way an emergency survival blanket works. Snugglessafe and Petlife also do Microwavable heat pads, which as the description suggests can be heated in the Microwave and continue to store and radiate the heat for quite some time afterwards. These are all great products if you’ve an outside dog in a kennel or even a house dog sleeping on a cold floor or in a cold room within the house. While heat pads could be seen as a luxury to add heat, a bed or mattress would be seen as an essential.

Pet Wipes – With the cold weather, the frost, the ice, the snow, comes substances dangerous to dogs used to combat it, roads are salted and de-icer is used to clear cars. De-icer can be deadly to dogs, if they are walked through areas where de-icer may have been used it can transfer to their paws and when they get home you can be sure they’ll be licking their paws and can cause them to become very sick and even be fatal. Road salt can also irritate their paws and cause infection. It's essential if you’ve had you’re dog out in areas where de-icer or salt may have been used that you clean their paws when you get in before they do it themselves, either with a quick wash of their paws or using paw or giving them a good clean with pet wipes.


[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 16/12/2014
Trio of Long Service Presentations
It has become a Glenkrag Christmas tradition in recent years that the company awards a watch for long serving staff who have reached 21 years of continuous service.

Up until this year there had been five people who have passed this milestone, Ewan Cahoon, Gerry McGonigle, Jim Stewart, Sammy Blakely and Mark Hutchinson.

Earlier this year Henry Taylor passed the 21 years service mark and today he was recognised with many of the staff of the company gathering in reception for a presentation from the Managing Director, Jack McCready. In Henry's time in the company he has been a popular character in the warehouse and his duties have fulfilled several roles including picking orders, handling customer returns and now makes up our popular Goldfish bowl kits.

With the company gathered in reception for Henry's presentation, two further members of staff were surprised when they were recognised for their service to the company. Both Don Patterson and Brian Cahill have been with the company for a total of 25 years service each and were also awarded with watch for their long service. Don and Brian have been at the heart of the goods out side of the warehouse since Don was sixteen and Brian had long hair!

The company would like to extend their thanks to all three members of staff.

[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 7/11/14
Facebook Competition Time
Win 24 Metallic Giraffe Dog Toys, Worth a total of £144/ €216 @ RRP

To Enter: Take a picture of your In-Store or Window Christmas Product display and post it as a reply to the "Competition Time" post on our facebook page.

On the 20th of November we will draw a winner at random.

The small print: Competition is only open to Glenkrag Trade Customers
Entries will be deemed to be on behalf of your store and it's your store which will receive the free stock.
Free stock will be sent on your next delivery following the draw.
All Entries must be received by 12 noon on Thursday 20th of November
Visit Our Facebook Page
[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
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Added: 7/7/2016
New Coding for Kong
If you order Kong products regularly from Glenkrag then you may already have noticed that in the last week we have changed our order codes for the range we carry.

In the past all our Kong codes started with a CO Prefix, this was a historic code that went back to when Kong was distributed by the Co. Of Animals, something that ceased to be the case a few years ago.

We have now changed the prefix for our Kong products to KO, making it easier to signify which lines are Kong and which lines are Co. Of Animals from the Prefix. We`ve also gone a step further and where our codes had no significance to any of the markings on the product we have changed our code so it reflects what is on the product, a Small Classic Kong Toy for example was CO010 has now become KOT3, KO being the Kong Prefix and T3 being the code on the product. We hope by switching to these codes it`ll make it much easier for our customers to lift a product and find a code which relates to our code and is then easier to order or to find on our website.

If you`re thinking that is a good idea BUT I`m now going to need to recode everything I had before then there is more good news, we have added the old codes to the search reference tags for each product on the website and we`ve done the same in our Order processing system, so if you ordered CO010 in the past, you can still order CO010 going forward and you`ll receive the correct product, it`ll just be KOT3 on your invoice.

Below is a link to the PDF detailing the code changes, should you wish to update your systems.

View/Download Details of the Code Change
[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 20/06/2016
Edit Button Added to Basket
If you place orders online with us regularly you may have noticed that in recent days, we have added an Edit button beside each of the items in the basket on the checkout page of the website. The edit page will now allow customers to change a quantity of the line in question which should prove much quicker than adding lines over and over again or removing lines and having to re-order them to get a lower quantity. Although we`re not entirely sure how the feature had remained overlooked up to this stage, the enhancement has come on the back of customer feedback to our reps, if you have any suggestions for enhancements to our website, please feel free to discuss it with the reps and it does get back to our web admin team who will at least give it consideration.

[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 12/04/2016
Glenkrag Stock Lines Pickup PPM Awards
The Pet Product Marketing Magazine Retailer Recommended Awards for 2016 have recently been announced with most of the awards going to lines and suppliers that are available from Glenkrag.

Unlike many awards that are chosen by a judge these awards are voted for by retailers, highlighting products and brands that have made a difference to their business over the past year.
So who won what?

Product of the Year - Forthglade Natural Grain Free Lifestages
"Focusing on quality ingredients, high meat contents and beneficial vitamins and minerals, the brand has kept it`s loyal customers close while attracting a dedicated new following" -PPM

Innovation of the Year - Torus Bowls
"Our award winning line of Torus Bowls look great, they are great to travel with, convenient and provide clean fresh water all day long" -Carina Evans, CEO of Dog Rocks, in PPM

Small Animal Product of the Year - Tiny Friends Farm Range
"Bringing well-known names such as Russel Rabbit, Gerty Guinea Pig and Harry Hamster under the Tiny Friends Farm banner has been a bold move by Supreme Petfoods that has directly appealed to today`s shopper" -PPM

Exotics Product of the Year - Exo Terra Vivarium Kits
"Constant Product development and industry leading support puts Exo Terra in the top spot once again` -PPM

Bird Product of the Year - Johnston & Jeff High Energy Blend
"Johnston & Jeff is a genuine brand - it represents particular and significant values to the retailer and to the consumer" -PPM

Brand of the Year - The Company of Animals
"The Company of Animals has been the UK market leader in the development of innovative training aids to stop dogs pulling: and it all began with the creation of the original Halti Headcollar in 1979" -PPM

Business Achievement of the Year - Burns Pet Food
"The foods are a firm favourite among pet owners and stockists and there are varieties to suit all life stages." -PPM

Aquatic Products of the Year - Tetra Fun Tips
"Tetra FunTips is an exciting and interactive way of feeding fish for maximum fun and consumer engagement" -PPM


Sources: Pet Product Marketing - Retailer Recommended Awards 2016 Supplement.

[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 24/8/2015
Introducing our Mobile Friendly Website
To keep up with shifting trends in internet usage we have designed a mobile friendly version of our website to make it even easier to browse products, order products and now even show products to your customers all from your mobile or tablet.

Some key benefits
- Our mobile site has been designed to be minimalistic to reduce page sizes, loading times and data usage
- Our mobile site fits to the width of your devices screen, no more scrolling left and right to read text if you`ve been using our desktop site on your phone
- Our mobile site is integrated with our desktop site, you can add an item to your basket on your phone and it will be in your basket on your desktop computer ideal for adding items on the move and your remember them.
- Our mobile site has a "hide pricing" feature*, ideal for showing your customer an item on your phone or tablet without them seeing your costs.
- Our mobile site has a touchscreen friendly interface to make it as easy as possible to navigate the website

We know that the last thing anyone needs when they are trying to rush an order is to have an enforced change of the website they are used to, so rather than us redirect your phone or tablet to the mobile site, here is the address to of our mobile website and you can try it and bookmark it at your own leisure. To visit out mobile friendly site go to http://m.glenkrag.co.uk on your phone or tablet.

* To use the "Hide Pricing" feature, go to the home page of the mobile website and click on "Click Here to Hide/ Show Pricing" link at the bottom of the page, to turn pricing back on visit the page again.

Visit Our Mobile Site Here
[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 23/03/2015
Facebook Competition
Between 23/03/15 and 03/04/15 we will post a cryptic picture each working day which will be referring to one of our products on our facebook page, to enter the competition you need to put the clues together in order to guess what the product is that the image refers to.

When you think you`ve got the answer then send us a private message on facebook with your answer for the day including your store name and you will be entered into a draw to win the tank at the top of the page at the end of the competition!

The Rules Are Simple:
- The competition is only open to Glenkrag Trade customers and their staff (who have liked our page!).
- Answers must be given as a private message on Facebook, not as a reply to the competition posts (otherwise everyone will get the answer right away!).
- One entry per person per picture caption. The competition runs for 10 days with a new picture each day, so if you`re very clever and answer correctly each day it`s possible for you to have a total of 10 entries in our competition to win!
- One winner will be drawn at random at the end of the competition from all of the correct entries over the 10 days
Visit Our Facebook Page
[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 14/01/2015
Winter Essentials fro Dogs
As many parts of the country would have woken up this morning to snow or frost on the ground having experienced near or below freezing temperatures it's worth taking a moment to stop and think about the needs of our pets in the cold weather and whether you have them in your store to sell, here are some winter essentials to consider for your store.

Dog Coats – In recent years there has been an increase in the sales of dog coats and I notice more and more people walking dogs with coats on, whether it's toy dogs with fashion coats, working dog with wax jackets or urban dogs with warmth coats on it seems to be a more common sight these days.

Hi Viz Products – There is a pretty simple message when it comes to road safety in the dark winter mornings and nights, "Be Safe, Be Seen". There is now a wide range of hi viz or reflective products available, from collars, leads, safety wasitcoats, coats with hi viz flashes on them all of which will improve the visibility of your dog in the dark.

Kennel Add Ons – With temperatures dropping to below freezing at times over the course of the winter, if you’ve an outside dog it's worth spending that wee bit extra to help keep them warm. Draft excluders are available for our EcoChoice range and some of our wooden kennels and the Cosy Crib is an excellent add on to improve the insulation of the Wooden Flat Roof Kennels. (Watch Out for Offers on the Wooden Kennels on our New Promotions – Starting Monday 19th)

Heat Pads – Ancol produce a very popular range of self heating pads, they are a soft bed on the outside which contains a reflective pad on the inside which reflects the dogs heat back to them, much in the same way an emergency survival blanket works. Snugglessafe and Petlife also do Microwavable heat pads, which as the description suggests can be heated in the Microwave and continue to store and radiate the heat for quite some time afterwards. These are all great products if you’ve an outside dog in a kennel or even a house dog sleeping on a cold floor or in a cold room within the house. While heat pads could be seen as a luxury to add heat, a bed or mattress would be seen as an essential.

Pet Wipes – With the cold weather, the frost, the ice, the snow, comes substances dangerous to dogs used to combat it, roads are salted and de-icer is used to clear cars. De-icer can be deadly to dogs, if they are walked through areas where de-icer may have been used it can transfer to their paws and when they get home you can be sure they’ll be licking their paws and can cause them to become very sick and even be fatal. Road salt can also irritate their paws and cause infection. It's essential if you’ve had you’re dog out in areas where de-icer or salt may have been used that you clean their paws when you get in before they do it themselves, either with a quick wash of their paws or using paw or giving them a good clean with pet wipes.


[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 16/12/2014
Trio of Long Service Presentations
It has become a Glenkrag Christmas tradition in recent years that the company awards a watch for long serving staff who have reached 21 years of continuous service.

Up until this year there had been five people who have passed this milestone, Ewan Cahoon, Gerry McGonigle, Jim Stewart, Sammy Blakely and Mark Hutchinson.

Earlier this year Henry Taylor passed the 21 years service mark and today he was recognised with many of the staff of the company gathering in reception for a presentation from the Managing Director, Jack McCready. In Henry's time in the company he has been a popular character in the warehouse and his duties have fulfilled several roles including picking orders, handling customer returns and now makes up our popular Goldfish bowl kits.

With the company gathered in reception for Henry's presentation, two further members of staff were surprised when they were recognised for their service to the company. Both Don Patterson and Brian Cahill have been with the company for a total of 25 years service each and were also awarded with watch for their long service. Don and Brian have been at the heart of the goods out side of the warehouse since Don was sixteen and Brian had long hair!

The company would like to extend their thanks to all three members of staff.

[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 7/11/14
Facebook Competition Time
Win 24 Metallic Giraffe Dog Toys, Worth a total of £144/ €216 @ RRP

To Enter: Take a picture of your In-Store or Window Christmas Product display and post it as a reply to the "Competition Time" post on our facebook page.

On the 20th of November we will draw a winner at random.

The small print: Competition is only open to Glenkrag Trade Customers
Entries will be deemed to be on behalf of your store and it's your store which will receive the free stock.
Free stock will be sent on your next delivery following the draw.
All Entries must be received by 12 noon on Thursday 20th of November
Visit Our Facebook Page
[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
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Unit 7e Kilroot Business Park | Larne Road
Carrickfergus| Co. Antrim | Northern Ireland
Tel: 0(044)2893 351 491 | Fax: 0(044) 2893 351920
24/7 CCTV is used on our premises for the safety of our staff and customers and crime prevention

The Blog

Welcome to the Glenkrag blog, we aim to keep you as informed as possible with the latest news, views and reviews, of products, website updates and anything else which is relevent to our trade.

Added: 7/7/2016
New Coding for Kong
If you order Kong products regularly from Glenkrag then you may already have noticed that in the last week we have changed our order codes for the range we carry.

In the past all our Kong codes started with a CO Prefix, this was a historic code that went back to when Kong was distributed by the Co. Of Animals, something that ceased to be the case a few years ago.

We have now changed the prefix for our Kong products to KO, making it easier to signify which lines are Kong and which lines are Co. Of Animals from the Prefix. We`ve also gone a step further and where our codes had no significance to any of the markings on the product we have changed our code so it reflects what is on the product, a Small Classic Kong Toy for example was CO010 has now become KOT3, KO being the Kong Prefix and T3 being the code on the product. We hope by switching to these codes it`ll make it much easier for our customers to lift a product and find a code which relates to our code and is then easier to order or to find on our website.

If you`re thinking that is a good idea BUT I`m now going to need to recode everything I had before then there is more good news, we have added the old codes to the search reference tags for each product on the website and we`ve done the same in our Order processing system, so if you ordered CO010 in the past, you can still order CO010 going forward and you`ll receive the correct product, it`ll just be KOT3 on your invoice.

Below is a link to the PDF detailing the code changes, should you wish to update your systems.

View/Download Details of the Code Change
[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 20/06/2016
Edit Button Added to Basket
If you place orders online with us regularly you may have noticed that in recent days, we have added an Edit button beside each of the items in the basket on the checkout page of the website. The edit page will now allow customers to change a quantity of the line in question which should prove much quicker than adding lines over and over again or removing lines and having to re-order them to get a lower quantity. Although we`re not entirely sure how the feature had remained overlooked up to this stage, the enhancement has come on the back of customer feedback to our reps, if you have any suggestions for enhancements to our website, please feel free to discuss it with the reps and it does get back to our web admin team who will at least give it consideration.

[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 12/04/2016
Glenkrag Stock Lines Pickup PPM Awards
The Pet Product Marketing Magazine Retailer Recommended Awards for 2016 have recently been announced with most of the awards going to lines and suppliers that are available from Glenkrag.

Unlike many awards that are chosen by a judge these awards are voted for by retailers, highlighting products and brands that have made a difference to their business over the past year.
So who won what?

Product of the Year - Forthglade Natural Grain Free Lifestages
"Focusing on quality ingredients, high meat contents and beneficial vitamins and minerals, the brand has kept it`s loyal customers close while attracting a dedicated new following" -PPM

Innovation of the Year - Torus Bowls
"Our award winning line of Torus Bowls look great, they are great to travel with, convenient and provide clean fresh water all day long" -Carina Evans, CEO of Dog Rocks, in PPM

Small Animal Product of the Year - Tiny Friends Farm Range
"Bringing well-known names such as Russel Rabbit, Gerty Guinea Pig and Harry Hamster under the Tiny Friends Farm banner has been a bold move by Supreme Petfoods that has directly appealed to today`s shopper" -PPM

Exotics Product of the Year - Exo Terra Vivarium Kits
"Constant Product development and industry leading support puts Exo Terra in the top spot once again` -PPM

Bird Product of the Year - Johnston & Jeff High Energy Blend
"Johnston & Jeff is a genuine brand - it represents particular and significant values to the retailer and to the consumer" -PPM

Brand of the Year - The Company of Animals
"The Company of Animals has been the UK market leader in the development of innovative training aids to stop dogs pulling: and it all began with the creation of the original Halti Headcollar in 1979" -PPM

Business Achievement of the Year - Burns Pet Food
"The foods are a firm favourite among pet owners and stockists and there are varieties to suit all life stages." -PPM

Aquatic Products of the Year - Tetra Fun Tips
"Tetra FunTips is an exciting and interactive way of feeding fish for maximum fun and consumer engagement" -PPM


Sources: Pet Product Marketing - Retailer Recommended Awards 2016 Supplement.

[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 24/8/2015
Introducing our Mobile Friendly Website
To keep up with shifting trends in internet usage we have designed a mobile friendly version of our website to make it even easier to browse products, order products and now even show products to your customers all from your mobile or tablet.

Some key benefits
- Our mobile site has been designed to be minimalistic to reduce page sizes, loading times and data usage
- Our mobile site fits to the width of your devices screen, no more scrolling left and right to read text if you`ve been using our desktop site on your phone
- Our mobile site is integrated with our desktop site, you can add an item to your basket on your phone and it will be in your basket on your desktop computer ideal for adding items on the move and your remember them.
- Our mobile site has a "hide pricing" feature*, ideal for showing your customer an item on your phone or tablet without them seeing your costs.
- Our mobile site has a touchscreen friendly interface to make it as easy as possible to navigate the website

We know that the last thing anyone needs when they are trying to rush an order is to have an enforced change of the website they are used to, so rather than us redirect your phone or tablet to the mobile site, here is the address to of our mobile website and you can try it and bookmark it at your own leisure. To visit out mobile friendly site go to http://m.glenkrag.co.uk on your phone or tablet.

* To use the "Hide Pricing" feature, go to the home page of the mobile website and click on "Click Here to Hide/ Show Pricing" link at the bottom of the page, to turn pricing back on visit the page again.

Visit Our Mobile Site Here
[Click Here to Open Printable Version of this Blog]

 
Added: 23/03/2015
Facebook Competition
Between 23/03/15 and 03/04/15 we will post a cryptic picture each working day which will be referring to one of our products on our facebook page, to enter the competition you need to put the clues together in order to guess what the product is that the image refers to.

When you think you`ve got the answer then send us a private message on facebook with your answer for the day including your store name and you will be entered into a draw to win the tank at the top of the page at the end of the competition!

The Rules Are Simple:
- The competition is only open to Glenkrag Trade customers and their staff (who have liked our page!).
- Answers must be given as a private message on Facebook, not as a reply to the competition posts (otherwise everyone will get the answer right away!).
- One entry per person per picture caption. The competition runs for 10 days with a new picture each day, so if you`re very clever and answer correctly each day it`s possible for you to have a total of 10 entries in our competition to win!
- One winner will be drawn at random at the end of the competition from all of the correct entries over the 10 days
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Added: 14/01/2015
Winter Essentials fro Dogs
As many parts of the country would have woken up this morning to snow or frost on the ground having experienced near or below freezing temperatures it's worth taking a moment to stop and think about the needs of our pets in the cold weather and whether you have them in your store to sell, here are some winter essentials to consider for your store.

Dog Coats – In recent years there has been an increase in the sales of dog coats and I notice more and more people walking dogs with coats on, whether it's toy dogs with fashion coats, working dog with wax jackets or urban dogs with warmth coats on it seems to be a more common sight these days.

Hi Viz Products – There is a pretty simple message when it comes to road safety in the dark winter mornings and nights, "Be Safe, Be Seen". There is now a wide range of hi viz or reflective products available, from collars, leads, safety wasitcoats, coats with hi viz flashes on them all of which will improve the visibility of your dog in the dark.

Kennel Add Ons – With temperatures dropping to below freezing at times over the course of the winter, if you’ve an outside dog it's worth spending that wee bit extra to help keep them warm. Draft excluders are available for our EcoChoice range and some of our wooden kennels and the Cosy Crib is an excellent add on to improve the insulation of the Wooden Flat Roof Kennels. (Watch Out for Offers on the Wooden Kennels on our New Promotions – Starting Monday 19th)

Heat Pads – Ancol produce a very popular range of self heating pads, they are a soft bed on the outside which contains a reflective pad on the inside which reflects the dogs heat back to them, much in the same way an emergency survival blanket works. Snugglessafe and Petlife also do Microwavable heat pads, which as the description suggests can be heated in the Microwave and continue to store and radiate the heat for quite some time afterwards. These are all great products if you’ve an outside dog in a kennel or even a house dog sleeping on a cold floor or in a cold room within the house. While heat pads could be seen as a luxury to add heat, a bed or mattress would be seen as an essential.

Pet Wipes – With the cold weather, the frost, the ice, the snow, comes substances dangerous to dogs used to combat it, roads are salted and de-icer is used to clear cars. De-icer can be deadly to dogs, if they are walked through areas where de-icer may have been used it can transfer to their paws and when they get home you can be sure they’ll be licking their paws and can cause them to become very sick and even be fatal. Road salt can also irritate their paws and cause infection. It's essential if you’ve had you’re dog out in areas where de-icer or salt may have been used that you clean their paws when you get in before they do it themselves, either with a quick wash of their paws or using paw or giving them a good clean with pet wipes.


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Added: 16/12/2014
Trio of Long Service Presentations
It has become a Glenkrag Christmas tradition in recent years that the company awards a watch for long serving staff who have reached 21 years of continuous service.

Up until this year there had been five people who have passed this milestone, Ewan Cahoon, Gerry McGonigle, Jim Stewart, Sammy Blakely and Mark Hutchinson.

Earlier this year Henry Taylor passed the 21 years service mark and today he was recognised with many of the staff of the company gathering in reception for a presentation from the Managing Director, Jack McCready. In Henry's time in the company he has been a popular character in the warehouse and his duties have fulfilled several roles including picking orders, handling customer returns and now makes up our popular Goldfish bowl kits.

With the company gathered in reception for Henry's presentation, two further members of staff were surprised when they were recognised for their service to the company. Both Don Patterson and Brian Cahill have been with the company for a total of 25 years service each and were also awarded with watch for their long service. Don and Brian have been at the heart of the goods out side of the warehouse since Don was sixteen and Brian had long hair!

The company would like to extend their thanks to all three members of staff.

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Added: 7/11/14
Facebook Competition Time
Win 24 Metallic Giraffe Dog Toys, Worth a total of £144/ €216 @ RRP

To Enter: Take a picture of your In-Store or Window Christmas Product display and post it as a reply to the "Competition Time" post on our facebook page.

On the 20th of November we will draw a winner at random.

The small print: Competition is only open to Glenkrag Trade Customers
Entries will be deemed to be on behalf of your store and it's your store which will receive the free stock.
Free stock will be sent on your next delivery following the draw.
All Entries must be received by 12 noon on Thursday 20th of November
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